For the first time the UFC will hold tournament in Russia

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The first ever tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Russia will take place in September 2018. On Friday, January 12, reports RT.

The competition will be held in Moscow sports complex “Olympic”. “The UFC really designed the pre-lease of the sports complex on 14 and 15 September, but it was not definitely confirmed,” — said the source RT.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, his father competing in the UFC Russian fighter Habib Nurmagomedov said that the tournament in Moscow, most likely, will be organized under his son. “First, he will compete in April with Tony Ferguson, and then we will allocate a date for the fight with Conor McGregor. Although I do not exclude that will force Ferguson to wait until September and April of the fight generally will not” — said Nurmagomedov is a senior in an interview with RT.

In September 2017 McGregor, which is the current champion of UFC in lightweight, assessed the possibility of a fight with Nurmagomedov in Russia. The Irishman said that the fight would be interesting to him, but wished to ensure that the Russians will be able to meet the weight.

The UFC is an American promotion, conducting tournaments in the U.S. and several other countries since 1993 — is considered the strongest in the world for the participants. For the first time about intention to enter the Russian market, the organization’s President Dana white said in November 2016 at a press conference after the UFC 205 held in new York.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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