Historically important conference was held today in the Ministry of Sports. Mixed martial arts were officially recognized as the official sport in Russia at that conference, Russian MMA Union headed by its president Fedor Emelianenko and Vadim Finkelstein will oversee development of MMA and official MMA tournaments in Russia starting from that day. Russia has finally become the country where MMA are not only legal, but also supported by the government.
After 15 years of hard work and over 150 tournaments organized around the world, our sport has finally got official recognition and support from the government. This is another very important step towards the goals that Russian MMA Union has set since the day it has been founded.
The first national amateur MMA championship will take place in Moscow this week, from 28th to 30th of September.