Another day at the Olympic judo tournament has brought another medal to Russia. Ivan Nifontov recovered from a semifinal loss, to the new 81kg champion Kim Jae-bum of South Korea, to oust Japan’s Takahiro Nakai for the bronze.
Russian kickboxer Vladimir Mineev has added another world heavyweight crown to his collection beating Germany's Daniel Dorrer for the WKA title. He did it in front of hundreds of fans at the so-called USSR Championships near Moscow.
Four titles will be on the line in the unique international open-air kickboxing event to hit Moscow on Saturday, with Russian rising star Vladimir Mineev taking on Germany's Daniel Dorrer in the headline bout.
Among the athletes going to the London Olympics are an American family hoping to repeat their Beijing success. The Lopez's brought home three medals in taekwondo in 2008. They owe their success in no small part to their coach who's the eldest son.
Russia's Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time, has finished his emphatic career with a crushing victory against Pedro Rizzo of Brazil. After the fight, he received congrats from his long-standing fan, Vladimir Putin.
The Fight Nights showdown is back in the Russian capital for the seventh time on Thursday. Top of the bill will see one of Russia's best heavyweight prospects Vitaly Minakov facing American Eddie Sanchez.