Rumored UFC return to Russia in Feb. 2019

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  1. under_t

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    Conor/Habeeb hematch cofirmed
     
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    Great... St.Pete's next.

    They will eventually have to do a tournament I Makhachkala Dagestan :D
     
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    Return?
     
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    They just did a fight night in Moscow.

    Anyway, Conor better stop his world tour and start training if this is true.
     
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    Haven't we fired all the Russian fighters yet??? Come on UFC, send them their papers already.
     
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    oh shit, really? how the fuck did I miss that, haha.

    I do have a lot going on, though... but I check Sherdog like every day, lol.

    Wonder if he will fight Khabib again... he looks incredibly aged in his Instagram posts.
     
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    PPV? On US time? Nah.

    Plus NSAC will want something in return to keep the suspensions down to 6 months.

    Imo, this card will be headlined by those teammates of Khabib that Dana said will never fight in the UFC again.

    <Dana05>
     
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    M-1 Global headquarters (and arena) is in St Petersburg so that's great news, probably it will be where some of their champions will debut in UFC, such as Movsar Evloev, Damir Ismagulov and maybe the winner of Bruno Silva-Artem Frolov
    probably a Fight Night, no Conor.. and to be honest, due to timezones, UFC very likely won't be going to Russia with a PPV, therefore no Conor or Khabib in Russia, at least for a while
     
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    only 1 of them fights in UFC (Zubaira Tukhugov), the other ones involved in the skirmish with Conor were a PFL fighter (Abubakar) and a retired Coach (Esed)
     
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    Casual confirmed.
     
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    Artem 'Armless GOAT' is headlining!
     
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    Fight to make
    Khabib vs Tony
    Alexey Oleynik vs Cain
    Zabit vs Bektic
    Ruslan vs Shogun
    Rustam vs Dan Hooker
     
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    of course
     
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    "Tournament" at the home if M1. UFC has just been to Russia and this has been announced so soon after.

    With the fact that UFC has joined up with M1, I'm thinking that this is some kind of a franchise card. Mostly M1 fighters and Russian announcers etc.
     
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    Not happening in Russia
    lol @Cain

    Ruslan, Shogun and Hooker all have fights coming up and Ruslan is a HW. Shogun a LHW.
     
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    Too bad they don’t just make them fight at odd times for the international audience. Thrilla in Manila style.
     
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    PPV in Russia would be hilarious. Main card would start between 5AM and 9AM local time. :confused:
     
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    I can smell a very average card comin
     
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    Very often in Russian-to-English translations, the word *event* gets replaced by *tournament*, so this should be read as "event in St Petesburg" instead.

    I think some M1 champions will fight in this event, but Russian announcers? M1 + UFC co promoted card? Nah, i don't see it.
     
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