UFC Reportedly Holding Russian Stadium Show In April • MMA News
The UFC will possible be returning to Russia in 2019, nonetheless this time it is going to possible be inside a quite a bit higher stadium. This earlier September, the UFC made their debut in Russia with a card headlined by Mark Hunt and Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik defeated Hunt by means of first-round submission via rear-naked choke. The current handed off from the Olympic Stadium in Moscow crammed with 22,603 followers.
Now, Andrei Arlovksi’s supervisor, Anton Glazyri, reveals in a modern interview with Russian info outlet TASS that “The subsequent combat for Andrei Arlovski can be held in St. Petersburg. Who can be a rival continues to be unknown.” Based mostly on the MMA Workforce Dagestan Twitter account, who typically breaks info pertaining to Russian MMA, the event will occur from the model new Gazprom Enviornment on April 20th.
The Gazprom Enviornment hosted plenty of video video games by means of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It match as a lot as 65,000 people for the soccer video video games. It has been acknowledged that Gazprom Enviornment can match as a lot as 80,000 people for a UFC event:
⚡UFC returns to Russia on April 20. The event will possible be held on the most recent stadium in Russia with a functionality of 80 thousand people.
It’s not however clear whether or not or not the event will cowl your complete space or limit itself to a part of. #UFCSanktPetersburg pic.twitter.com/p7R9vCKLVO
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) January 11, 2019
This is likely to be a quite a bit greater event if Russia’s best MMA star, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is likely to be involved. Sadly, Khabib is awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Payment (NSAC). He was involved in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229 following his win over Conor McGregor.
What do you take into account the UFC returning to Russia for an unlimited stadium current?