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Marine from Vladivostok became World Champion in mixed martial arts

Marine of the Pacific Fleet, Lieutenant Shamil Abdulaev became the world champion in mixed martial arts (MMA). According to the press service of the Eastern Military District, at the competitions in Minsk the winner of the final match was announced ahead of time: the Russian rival refused to fight due to injury.

The championship fights were held in 6 standard MMA weight categories and gathered more than 70 fighters from 16 countries. The culmination of the tournament was the drawing of the first team place between the national teams of Russia and Kazakhstan. After the victory of Lieutenant Shamil Abdulaev, the Russian team secured the team gold of the 2014 MMA World Championship.

Shamil Abdulaev lives and trains in Vladivostok, combining sporting success with service in a separate brigade of the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps. He won his first champion title in 2013 at the Russian Championship, which was held in Chelyabinsk.  

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