On the 15th of December twenty sportspeople participated in the annual tournament on mixed single combats of MMA for the prizes of the Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The tournament was held in the Ice Arena of Salekhard. The strongest fighters from Salekhard, Nadym, Noviy Urengoy, Moscow, Tyumen, Kirov, Nefteyugansk, Syktyvkar and also Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Brazil met in the octagon. The legend of Russian and American MMA, an actor and the film director Oleg Taktarov was the honored guest of the tournament.
The fights took place spectacularly, every year the competitions on MMA gather large number of the audience and sports fans. It is a pity that girls do not participate in such events. According to the director of the regional department of physical culture and sports Andrey Masanov, this issue will be solved in the near future. While the audience enjoyed beauty of the girls, who carried signs to the ring.
Two opponents in the light weight category in 57 kilograms were the first to fight. In total ten fights were conducted within the evening. The final fight in the weight category 84 kilograms between Vitaliy Nemchinov from Nefteyugansk and Tyago Moreira from Brazil completed the evening. In the uncompromising two-round fight the guest from Yugra defeated the opponent and won the champion’s belt.
Oleg Taktarov is surprised that there are 50 thousand dwellers in the town, and the tournament turns out to be on the world scale. He notes that Salekhard is the birthplace of future champions.
The status all-Russian tournament on mixed single combats already became a visiting card of Yamal. The organizers plan to hold such competitions annually in different towns of the Autonomous Okrug. It is planned to conduct next spectacular fights in Noyabrsk.
A deputy governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Arkady Bessonov thanked the organizers of the tournament for the wonderful holiday of sports.