September 01, 2018

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Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, currently a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) champion in the lightweight category, is set to fight MMA star Conor McGreg~or (Ireland) in October, in what could be the biggest event in history of mixed martial arts, following public spats and taunts between the two fighters. 

Nurmagomedov hails from a mountain village in Dagestan, and is the first Russian citizen – and the first Muslim – to hold a UFC title. The 29-year-old was initially trained by his father, a coach in the Russian martial art of sambo. In April, an undefeated Nurmagomedov got the UFC title after it was stripped from McGregor due to the Irishman’s inactivity.

Alexander Golovin, newly famous for one of the most beautiful goals of the 2018 World Cup, departed the CSKA football club to join the Monaco squad. Formerly mentioned as a potential transfer to Chelsea (owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich), the 22-year-old midfielder was snapped up by a club that competes in French football’s top tier, which offered the young Russian more favorable terms. 

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