UFC Moscow - September 15th

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  1. executionermma

    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    It will be a UFC Fight Night, it seems. Not a PPV, as some were expecting last year.
    It's the right decision, UFC should test the market before going to Russia with a big event, or it could turn out to be a epic failure and they would be wasting a lot of time and money.

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    Fighters who have been rumored or at least have spoken in the past about wanting to compete in this card:
    1. Alexander Volkov (30-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) - heavyweight - former M-1 and Bellator champion
    2. Alexey Oleynik (56-11-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) - heavyweight
    3. Rustam Khabilov (22-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) - lightweight
    4. Zabit Magomedsharipov (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) - featherweight - former ACB champion
    5. Ramazan Emeev (17-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) - welterweight - former M-1 champion
    6. Magomed Bibulatov (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) - flyweight - former WSOF and WFCA champion
     
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  2. TDD

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    Its weird how little is known about the Event, i get that it still is a few months but no fights announced nothing.
     
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  3. DDx2

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    i think it's safe to say that Volkov will headline the show (my guess against Barnett) and Zabit vs somebody ranked will be co-main. should be awesome, cant wait.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Never mind, found it!
     
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    Hopefully that also means that they will sign a few new russian fighters (especially HW's).
     
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    Hope ACB goes up against it
     
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  7. executionermma

    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    I really don't think Barnett will ever fight for UFC again, gotta think he's done with USADA. Recently, he's been focused/busy on coaching his loli student and doing pro wrestling stuff, like commentary. Some grappling too.

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  8. Fossor

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    It will be the last Russian UFC event.
     
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  9. PurpleAki

    PurpleAki Forget Slender man I am the real boogie man

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    Isnt Kebab from kekistan through not Russia.
     
  10. Feniamin

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    I think there is a lot of fighters who said that they would like to fight in Russia, I think from Russian fighters only Khabib said that he doesn't want to fight there but in other interviews he said that if his father wants, he will agree to fight in Russia.
     
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    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    Very possible. I don't think people here understand how hard will be for UFC to be successful in Russia. Many problems. Strong competitors (ACB, FNG, WFCA, M1, RCC), totally different time zone in comparison to US, other organizations with cheap tickets and MMA on free TV, people not used to the PPV model etc
    These are just some that came to mind and don't have fights booked
     
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    Well I never was at an mma event but from what I've read, tickets to the ringside in ACB in Russia cost as much as tickets to the ringside of UFC Sweden (or maybe they are a bit cheaper/expensive).
     
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    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    Ringside doesn't really matter, i'm talking about average tickets. It's much cheaper for a average Russian event than a UFC event.
     
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    Plus the corruption, to be successful in Russia you need connections in government. You can also pay, but knowing Dana's greed...
     
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    Not sure if this is true. I'm not 100 % sure but I think that same dude said that actually average ticket for UFC Sweden was cheaper than average tickets for ACB in Moscow.
     
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    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    Yes, it is.

    ACB 86 tickets could've been somewhat expensive, but that was the most stacked card ever, usual prices in the Russian scene are ridiculously cheaper than UFC tickets.
     
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    wasn't he always been that way? even before suspension. main event and top-3 guy it's too good an
    opportunity to miss if he wants to keep fighting . but USADA is a good point. their site says he hasnt been tested yet since being cleared. who knows if he is still in a pool.
     
  18. executionermma

    executionermma Welcher Belt

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    If i'm not mistaken, he retired before getting busted by USADA, so maybe he wasn't going to fight anymore. I'll be very surprised if he actually competes under USADA.
    If i had to bet, he asks for his release just as Frank Mir did.
     
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    Volkov will headline. My guess would be that this is his chance to earn a titleshot.
     
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    Eventually, I will 100% go to this. I will take a short break from Piter and attend the event.

    I dislike how close Petr Yan and Islam Makhachev are fighting to this event..... there is like 5% chance that Makhachev will fight on this card, sadly. Maybe 20% chance that Yan will fight here.. disappointing. Stupid UFC.
     
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