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Martial Arts

Russia takes third judo medal
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.

31.07.2012 16:32

Mineev brings another kickboxing title to Russia
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.

15.07.2012 19:40

Kickboxers get fresh air in 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.

13.07.2012 09:41

Khasikov looks forward to Zambidis rematch
Multiple kickboxing world title holder Batu Khasikov has brought joy to his fans by announcing a rematch with Mike Zambidis, the 15 time World Champion beaten by the Russian last November.

07.07.2012 15:33

The Lopez family: An American success story
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.

02.07.2012 17:53

Fedor retires in style (VIDEO, PHOTO)
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.

21.06.2012 21:43

It’s time to leave – Fedor
One of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the history of the sport, Fedor Emelianenko, has confirmed that his upcoming bout against Pedro Rizzo of Brazil will be the last in his career.

18.06.2012 23:02

Fight Nights return to Moscow
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.

05.06.2012 14:36

Last Emperor turns president
Mixed fight legend, Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko has become the president of the newly established Russian MMA Union.

25.05.2012 10:19

Moscow's Sambo Euro champs attracts record number of participating nations
Organizers of last weekend's Sambo European Championships are hoping the sport will feature at future Olympic Games in Rio-de-Janeiro after a record 32 countries took part in Moscow’s event.

21.05.2012 17:13

Garner too much for Russia’s MMA hopeful (VIDEO)
A highly-anticipated night of Mixed Martial Arts turned a disappointment for the Moscow fans as Kenny Garner of the US defended his M-1 Global interim title by knocking out home-crowd favorite Magomed Malikov.

18.05.2012 09:19

Batukhan wins in front of home fans
Kickboxing super-champion, Batu Khasikov, has collected a hardfought victory over Warren Stevelmans of South Africa in front of a packed football ground in his native Republic of Kalmykia.

04.05.2012 18:49