MMA isundoubtedly one of the most captivating and physically demanding sports globally. It has garnered an immense fan following due to its relentless and unfiltered nature.
The MMA landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past decade, marked by the emergence of regional promotions worldwide. These promotions serve as a vital platform for aspiring stars to showcase their skills, creating a community of passionate fans along the way.
Recently an infamous MMA fan, Caposa, noted that anything you could think of has probably already happened on the local MMA scene.
Videos from these regional promotions regularly go viral, amassing millions of views. Recently, a video surfaced that took the MMA world by storm. It showcased a star demonstrating exceptional strength by lifting his opponent during an MMA match.
However, instead of the anticipated slam, the star astounded everyone with a seamless transition into a captivating performance of a traditional Chechen folk dance. This unexpected blend of physical prowess and cultural expression left spectators in awe, marking a standout moment in combat sports history.
In recent years, stars hailing from Russia and its republics, including Chechnya and Dagestan, have dominated the global MMA scene. The legendary Khabib Nurmagomedov was a pivotal figure in igniting this dominance. Following his retirement, his friend Islam Makhachev took up the mantle of continuing Russian excellence in the sport. Apart from these two, numerous Russian-based MMA stars have made their mark worldwide.
Khamzat Chimaev, representing the Chechen Republic, has emerged as a prominent figure garnering the attention of MMAfans everywhere. ‘Borz’ proudly embodies his values, while his unfiltered personality resonates with fans.
Chimaev is no stranger to this particular dance, having engaged in a display of it for the pleasure of his infamous patron.
Elsewhere, Valentina Shevchenko regularly performs her celebratory dance – lezginka. The Lezginka is the collective name originally given by Russians to all Caucasian dances united by fast rhythm. It can be solo male or pair dance. The melody is clear and dynamic, the pace is fast.
• Wins via stunning head-kick KO
• Respects her opponent
• Speaks in three languages
• Dances in celebration
A woman of many talents, and a joy to watch in the octagon…
— UFC on TNT Sports (@ufcontnt) June 9, 2019