Zuluzinho Returning To Action at fightFORCE In Russia!
FIGHTFORCE Rises in Russia On April 19th!
Posted on : 3/6/2008
It is going to be a busy month of April for the city of St Petersburg, Russia! On April 3rd the first M-1 Global event will take place, and two weeks later, on Saturday, April 19th the Palace of Sport will host the fightFORCE event.
‘This event will be our second event in Russia, and it will be the first one without bodogfight Russia, it will be fightFORCE standing alone’ states spokesman Stanislav Khramov. ‘Last November 30th was our first event, in Moscow, so this is our first show in St Petersburg.”
Returning to Russia is Brazil’s Zuluzhino, a giant from Brazil whose father brawled with the Gracies decades ago, as he takes on Russian slugger Ibragim Magomedov. “Having worked hard to get his record to 4-3 with two wins in a row after a string of 3 losses, Zuluzhino is going to Russia highly motivated to beat Magomedov. He wants to continue the positive streak he has been on, and Russia last November was the start of it’ states an insider close to the Zulu camp.
Vlad Lavrinovich, the President of fightFORCE states “The goal is still the same, and it is a long term goal – to make MMA huge in Russia. It is still not big here, and with all due respect to Fedor, he may be the best in the world, but his home country has much more to contribute to this sport than just one guy. In this next event we see Alexander Shlemenko step into the superfights. He is a knockout artist who won both of his bodogfight matches by knock out and he has close to 20 wins in MMA. I think a guy like that could be a future star – we will see if he continues his streak this April 19th’.
Our insider in Russia reveals that fightFORCE has put over 7000 tickets on sale for the event which is being hosted at the Palace of Sport ‘Jubileiny’ in St Petersburg. ‘That is ambitious’ he states. “However the show is scheduled to have a very professional production and is being shot for television by a huge crew including 11 cameras, so the production value will be second to none. With Berezekova, Semenov, Zenin and Shlemenko, fightFORCE is establishing their Russian stars and with Zuluzhino they have a genuine cultural curiosity who can fight and right now will beat most of the Russian heavyweights around. The European contingent has a lot of veterans that will test the Russians, and the undercard is for local fighters, so the event has something for everyone and it is already starting to attract a lot of attention in Russia’ concludes our insider.
Russia vs. World “fightFORCE”
Saturday, April, 19th, 2008
Palace of Sport ‘Jubileiny’, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vener Galiev (RUS) vs Muhamed Aushev (RUS)
Shamil Abdurahimov (RUS) vs Baga Agaev (RUS)
Vladimir Zenin (RUS) vs Joakim Engberg (Sweden)
Alexey Veselovzorov (RUS) vs. Antony Rea (FRA)
Julia Berezikova (RUS) vs Megumi Yabushita (JAP)
Stanislav Shushko (RUS) vs Daniel Tabeira (SPA)
Andrey Semenov (RUS) vs Michal Materla (POL)
Aleksander Shlemenko (RUS) vs Mikko Suvanto (FIN)
Ibragim Magomedov (RUS) vs Zuluzinho (BRA)
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