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Vitaly Bigdash Gunning for ONE Championship Gold on Friday

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Vitaly Bigdash is an undefeated Russian middleweight who is poised to participate in the biggest fight of his MMA career. The 31-year-old’s reward for running up a perfect professional 7-0 record is a shot at reigning middleweight champion Igor Svirid at ONE: Tigers of Asia.
The bout has been scheduled for Oct. 9 and will be Bigdash’s first time fighting outside of Europe. He’s best known for a spectacular wheel-kick knockout from 2013 (which you can see here) and that technique was one the Russian probably picked up very early in his martial arts career.
“I started training in martial arts in 1996 because I wanted to be strong, so I signed up for Kyokushinkai Karate classes at a sports club.”
Bigdash went on to win a number of regional tournaments and earn a brown belt in karate before transitioning to MMA, where he has gained a reputation for his submission skills.
“I like MMA, as it is the most accomplished combat sport where almost everything is allowed. A fighter can demonstrate all of his skills and use his stand-up skills, wrestling, physical power.”
After seven straight wins fighting for various promotions, including Pro FC in Russia and Glory in Turkey, he will finally get ….View original article