Dagestan combat self-defense team first at Cup of Russia
Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic, December 30, 2014. Dagestan team in combat self-defense placed first at the Cup of Russia taking place in Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic, on December 26-28, President of Dagestan Combat Self Defense Federation Magomed Shirvanov told RIA Dagestan.
The Cup of Russia was part of the Russian MMA Forum that had assembled more than 400 athletes. Dagestan was represented by 28 athletes.
Dagestani team won 15 golds, 9 silvers, and 4 bronzes at the cup. This result allowed the republic’s team to extend their team standings win run to 3 years. The victory was provided by athletes from sports clubs like the Djafarov club, the Bazarganov club, the MMA Academy, Jaguar, Fighter, Champion, and Martial Eagles.
The Russian MMA Forum featured 8 professional fights. In one of them, Dagestani fighter Alibek Gairbekov (the Djafarov club) in the first round of the 78 kg weight knocked out Tatarstan’s Artur Kravchenko.
At the competition, Magomed Shirvanov was recognized as one of the best regional federation heads.