UFC Reportedly Holding Russian Stadium Show In April • MMA News
The UFC will likely be returning to Russia in 2019, however this time it will likely be inside a a lot greater stadium. This previous September, the UFC made their debut in Russia with a card headlined by Mark Hunt and Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik defeated Hunt through first-round submission by means of rear-naked choke. The present passed off from the Olympic Stadium in Moscow filled with 22,603 followers.
Now, Andrei Arlovksi’s supervisor, Anton Glazyri, reveals in a latest interview with Russian information outlet TASS that “The next fight for Andrei Arlovski will be held in St. Petersburg. Who will be a rival is still unknown.” Based on the MMA Workforce Dagestan Twitter account, who often breaks information pertaining to Russian MMA, the occasion will happen from the brand new Gazprom Enviornment on April 20th.
The Gazprom Enviornment hosted a number of video games through the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It match as much as 65,000 individuals for the soccer video games. It has been stated that Gazprom Enviornment can match as much as 80,000 individuals for a UFC occasion:
⚡UFC returns to Russia on April 20. The occasion will likely be held on the latest stadium in Russia with a capability of 80 thousand individuals.
It’s not but clear whether or not the occasion will cowl the entire area or restrict itself to part of. #UFCSanktPetersburg pic.twitter.com/p7R9vCKLVO
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) January 11, 2019
This might be a a lot bigger occasion if Russia’s greatest MMA star, UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, might be concerned. Sadly, Khabib is awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC). He was concerned in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229 following his win over Conor McGregor.
What do you consider the UFC returning to Russia for an enormous stadium present?