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UFC President Dana White Says Company Plans To Hold First Event In Russia This Year

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White revealed the mixed martial arts promotion company is "planning to stage" its first event in Russia in '13, according to RUSSIA TODAY. White said, "I would say this year (we'll go to Russia). Mixed martial arts is already big over there. Sambo is big over there. (We'll do a live event) and then we'll see where the market goes from there." MMA is "booming in Russia," and the UFC's head is "well-aware of that." The "top MMA events in the country" are currently staged by two local companies, M-1 Global and Fight Night (RT, 1/31).