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Steven Seagal Helping Promote Zhara Fight Event in Russia: Samedov, Ignashov, Levin and More

Jeez. For the longest time Jean-Claude Van Damme was the talk of the town in possible heading into professional kickboxing. The legendary fight with Somluck Kamsing will most likely never happen, although it did provide us with some comedy. But Steven Seagal, the former martial arts film superstar-turned-sex-trafficker-turned-Russian-PR-guy will be helping with the public image of Russia’s Zhara Fight promotion, the event we reported on earlier that is featuring Zabit Samedov vs. Freddy Kemayo. The card itself is exactly what you’d expect of a Russian promotion tossing money around, with Zabit Samedov vs. Freddy Kemayo, Sergey Kharitonov vs. Frederick Sinistra, [read more]

Zabit Samedov vs. Freddy Kemayo Scheduled for May 30th in Russia

On May 30th in Moscow, Russia Zabit Samedov and Freddy Kemayo will clash in a battle of smaller heavyweights in perhaps one of the better non-GLORY, non-Kunlun heavyweight fights available. Zabit Samedov doesn’t fight quite as much as he used to, averaging about one or two fights a year, which makes this fight with Kemayo a big deal. Samedov, of course, really helped to cement his status as one of the elite heavyweights when he defeated Badr Hari in 2013. Kemayo has been hot-and-cold of late, coming off of two losses to Zinedine Hameur-Lain and Igor Bugaenko, respectively. This will [read more]