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Martial Arts

Crouching tiger, fearless crane: Bird beats two big cats in China zoo fight (VIDEO)
A red-crowned crane found itself in a tiger enclosure in a Chinese wildlife park. Unfazed, it faced off against the two giant cats – and won.

20.05.2015 18:36

MMA fighter Emelianenko Jr gets 4 1/2 years behind bars for raping his cleaner
Russian mixed martial artist Alexander Emelianenko has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for raping his cleaner. However, the fighter’s manager claimed he would continue his carrier in the ring after doing his time.

19.05.2015 18:51

Russia’s Shlemenko claims Bellator belt
Russian mixed martial arts exponent Aleksandr Shlemenko, has knockout out Brazilian Maiquel Falcao in the Bellator 88 main event to become the organization’s middleweight champion.

08.02.2013 08:44

UFC to take on Russia
The largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world, UFC, is planning to stage their first event in Russia in 2013, says the organization’s president, Dana White.

31.01.2013 10:11

There are better athletes in Argentina than Messi
The world’s top footballer Lionel Messi, could only bag third spot in the sports journalists’ vote for Athlete of Year in Argentina.

20.12.2012 11:02

Emelianenko Jr ends career after drunken row
Russia’s mixed martial artist Aleksander Emelianenko has announced his retirement after being sacked by promoter M-1 Global for a number of contract violations.

19.12.2012 13:58

Arlovski unhappy with Moscow bout
Despite a victory over US rival Mike Hayes, former UFC heavyweight champ Andrey Arlovski, says he wanted to show off a lot more on his long-awaited return to Russia.

17.12.2012 10:11

Taste of Japan in central Moscow
A Japanese aikido guru has held a masterclass in Moscow to inspire students of the martial art which promotes peace and harmony.

11.12.2012 16:21

Promoters want manslaughter MMA champ Mirzaev back in ring
Some of Russia’s top promoters are eager to offer a contract to former MMA champ, Rasul Mirzaev, who was found guilty of reckless manslaughter on Tuesday, but released in court as he had already served 15 months in a detention facility.

28.11.2012 08:56

Psychology and fine art help Thai boxing blonde win
Russia’s Thai boxing champion, Anastasia Yankova, says her many interests outside the ring make her an even tougher opponent.

27.11.2012 11:51

MMA world champ acquitted of 1st degree murder, released in court
An MMA champion accused of killing a patron at a Moscow nightclub with one punch has been found guilty of reckless homicide and released in court, after already serving 15 months in a detention facility. The case has reverberated around Russia.

27.11.2012 10:59

Monson has his revenge on Emelianenko brothers (VIDEO)
Legendary US fighter, Jeff Monson, has defeated Russia’s Aleksandr Emelianenko in the main event of the M-1 Challenge 35 event dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the arrival of Mixed Martial Arts in Russia.

20.11.2012 09:02