Vitali Minakov of Russia will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder. On Sunday Minakov lost on points to Cheick Kongo of France in a fight at the Bellator tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut. The athlete later told that he had health problems on the eve of the fight.
Six-time sambo world champion Marina Mokhnatkina believes that the transition to Bellator is a step forward in her career. Earlier it became known that Mokhnatkina signed a contract with Bellator for four fights.
Six-time sambo world champion Marina Mokhnatkina of Russia has signed a contract with Bellator organization, Adrian Bakosh, the representative of the athlete reported. “Marina Mokhnatkina will perform at the Bellator,” said Bakosh.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov called Georges St-Pierre out to fight in November. Previously, St-Pierre expressed his desire to fight Nurmagomedov, stating that he had been negotiating with the UFC for a fight for several months.
The UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov conducted a full-fledged boxing training at the Center of Boxing Progress in Moscow, the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev informed.
Sergey Kharitonov responded to critics, condemning him for not continuing the fight against Matt Mitrione, missing a kick to the groin. Their fight took place on February 15 at the Bellator 215 tournament and was declared as a no contest, as the Russian could not continue the fight after the banned strike from the American.
MMA fighter Sergei Kharitonov of Russia commented on the defeat of his compatriot Vitaly Minakov from the French Cheick Kongo at the Bellator 216 tournament.
Famous MMA heavyweight Alexander Emelianenko said that he did not see anything terrible in the defeat of his brother Fyodor from Ryan Bader.
At the UFC on ESPN 1 tournament, former heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou scored a knockout victory over former champion Cain Velasquez.
On February 17 at the Talking Stick Rizot in Phoenix, USA, on the UFC on ESPN 1 in the main event of the evening the heavyweights Cain Velasquez and former title challenger Francis Ngannou collide.