This Week In Russian MMA #8: Frodo Set To Return In Grozny

After just recovering from the show that was UFC 214, it’s time for me to look over this past week of events in Russian MMA. This week we have highlights from Fight Nights Global, a rivalry looking to be settled with ACB likely to host it, two time TUF veteran and ‘Let me bang bro’ phenomenon Julian Lane signs up and has his first fight announced for later in the year while M-1 Global makes a great signing.


A twitter feud heated up between Former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champ and Scouser Paddy Pimblett (13-2) and Brendan Loughnane, Full Contact Contender Lightweight Champ and Mancunian. This is the typical Liverpool vs Manchester rivalry. With Paddy only having one fight left on his current Cage Warriors contract, speculation has significantly risen about him moving to ACB and a British Superfight between the pair taking place. This would be a huge fight for England and a huge fight for ACB, this is a fight everyone wants to see. Watch the space on this one.

Fight Nights Global:

FNG 71: Selected Results and Highlights:

FNG 71 was held in Moscow, Russia and was hosted in the Luzhniki Stadium.

In the main event Vladimir Mineev TKOed Andreas Miachilidis in the third round

Mikhail Kabargin def. Abdul Khamid Davlatov via TKO/KO (Punches)

Omar Nuragomedov def. Valisher Rahmonov via Submission (RNC)

Liana Jojua def. Karina Vasilenko via Submission (Arm Bar)

Cherman Kobesov def. Stanislav Samokhin via Submission (RNC)

Murad Magomedgaliev def. Tamerlan Kulaev via Submission (Triangle Choke)

M-1 Global:

M-1 made one signing and that was 3fc Featherweight Champ Nate Landwehr (8-2) on to a multi fight deal.

WFCA (Akhmat League):


WFCA were able to sign two former TUF vets in Jonathan Brookins (16-10) and the iconic Julian Lane (11-7-1).

WFCA 41 Fight News:

‘Frodo’ Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (26-7) returns as the Main Event of WFCA 41 in Grozny when he faces Dzhihad Yunusov

WFCA 42 Fight News:

Mikhail Malyutin faces Jacarezinho in the Main Event in Moscow.

Alexander Emelianenko and Julian Lane will make both their respective debuts at WFCA 42 when AE faces Geronimo Dos Santos and JL will face Haseyn Daudov.

That’s it for this week in Russian MMA.

Thanks for reading!




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