Tag Archives: Ukraine
Wladimir Klitschko considered calling out Tyson Fury for one ‘last dance’ 

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Klitschko wants to break George Foreman’s record at the oldest heavyweight champion.  Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, …read more

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Jan Blachowicz explains response to Sean Strickland after ‘stupid and crazy’ comments on Russian invasion in Ukraine

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Jan Blachowicz usually saves confrontations for the cage rather than social media but he felt compelled to fire back at …read more

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Country over career: Why Bellator champ Yaroslav Amosov put Ukraine first and went to war

Yaroslav Amosov drives along a bumpy road from Irpin, his hometown in Ukraine. In an alternate and proper universe, he’d be in London, weighed in and ready to defend his …read more

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Posted on May 13, 2022, 1:16 pm By
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MMA Fighter Praises Russia’s War W/ Ukraine, Wants To “Kill Anybody”

Czech MMA fighter Filip Grznár has been prosecuted for recent comments he made praising Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Many current and former combat sports athletes around the world have expressed …read more

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Posted on May 6, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Ex-MMA Fighter Sergei Kolotsei Allegedly Tortured, Murdered Ukrainians

Sergei Kolotsei, a former MMA fighter turned Russian military commander, is the first soldier suspected of killing civilians in Bucha, Ukraine.

Ukrainian prosecutor Iryna Venediktova accused Kolotsei of torture and murder …read more

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Posted on May 6, 2022, 10:16 pm By
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Czech MMA fighter and bodybuilder prosecuted for praising Russia’s war in Ukraine

Filip Grznár also expressed a desire for the Czech Republic to become a war zone so he can “kill anybody.” A Czech MMA fighter is being investigated by local law …read more

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Posted on May 6, 2022, 11:46 am By
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Former MMA fighter among soldiers suspected of murdering civilians in Bucha, Ukraine

Sergei Kolotsei

Sergei Kolotsei, a commander of a unit of Russia’s National Guard, was accused of torturing and murdering civilians by the Ukrainian Prosecutor-General. A …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2022, 6:46 pm By
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Oleksandr Usyk Selling NFTs To Help Fund Relief In Ukraine

Unified boxing heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is doing his part to help relief efforts in his home country of Ukraine.

Usyk has been helping defend his home country against the …read more

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Posted on May 2, 2022, 9:16 pm By
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Oleksandr Usyk Stripped Of Crimean Honors For Protecting Ukraine

Undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk has been stripped of his Crimean honors for fighting with Ukraine during the Russian invasion.

For his outstanding achievements in sports and duty to …read more

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Posted on April 22, 2022, 6:16 pm By
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Russia-Ukraine War: MMA Champ Shares Harrowing Details Of Fighting

Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov continues to fight in Ukraine during the war in Europe.

The welterweight champion was set to fight against Michael Page next month for his first title defense. …read more

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Ukraine resident Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov opens up about emotional Bellator 277 win amidst Russian war

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Unfortunately, Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov’s preparation for his Bellator return didn’t happen under positive circumstances.
The Turkmenistan-born fighter and Ukraine resident had a stressful and emotional build-up to his …read more

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Ukrainian Bellator champ Yaroslav Amosov shares harrowing details of fighting war against Russia

Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov continues to fight. Not in the cage, but outside of it as he defends against Russia’s war on his home country of Ukraine.
Amosov (26-0 MMA, …read more

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The UFC star and the Chechen warlord

Khamzat Chimaev and Ramzan Kadyrov | Instagram

Khamzat Chimaev’s well-documented friendship with a Chechen warlord involved in Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine spells trouble for …read more

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Posted on April 7, 2022, 1:16 pm By
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Blachowicz Calls On “Monster” Putin To End Russia “Madness” In Ukraine

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has branded Russian leader Vladimir Putin a “monster” for his instigation of war in Ukraine.

At the end of February, Russia launched a full-scale …read more

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Akhmat MMA president oversees latest deployment of Kadyrov troops to Ukraine

Abuzayed Vismuradov alongside UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby

Footage from the dictator’s Telegram feed showed Abuzayed Vismuradov rallying troops prior to being deployed to fight …read more

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Video! Bellator Champ Retrieves Belt From Damaged Building In Ukraine

Undefeated Bellator MMA welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov has put his surging fighting career on hold to defend is home country of Ukraine against the Russian invasion.
Amosov, who defeated Douglas Lima …read more

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Posted on April 2, 2022, 5:16 pm By
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Amosov: Bellator belt 'survived bomb' in Ukraine

Yaroslav Amosov shared video of himself retrieving his Bellator welterweight title belt from a building, sharing that the belt “survived the bombing” amid Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. …read more

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Yaroslav Amosov Shares How Bellator Belt Survived Ukraine Bombing

Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaroslav Amosov continues to fight in Ukraine against the Russian invasion, and his belt has survived the battle.

Amosov was originally scheduled to face Michael “Venom” Page for …read more

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Bellator champ Yaroslav Amosov brings title belt on active duty amidst war in Ukraine

Title belts have been a fixture of many powerful moments in history, but those usually occur inside the cage.
As a result of the war with Russia in Ukraine, Bellator welterweight …read more

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Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov retrieves title from damaged building in Ukraine (video)

Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov has posted a new video from wartorn Ukraine. The current 170-pound champion was set to face Michael Page at Bellator London in May. However, he …read more

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Video: Yaroslav Amosov retrieves Bellator championship belt from ruined building in Ukraine

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Yaroslav Amosov made the decision to stay in Ukraine to defend his home country, which meant he had to pull out of an …read more

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Ukrainian kickboxing champion fighting with Azov regiment killed in Mariupol

Maksym Kagal was a kickboxing champion and member of the controversial Azov regiment, an ultra-nationalist unit of the National Guard of Ukraine that includes neo-Nazis.  A Ukrainian kickboxing champion was …read more

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Posted on March 28, 2022, 11:46 pm By
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