Опубликовано: 16 июл 2021
“I would have finished the fight with a painful hold much earlier, but this goat, damn it, was smeared with Vaseline or something else so that it was impossible to grab. Yes, and the judge is his fellow countryman, he twice lifted us when i did submission". These words Sergei Bychkov said in an interview after the hardest fight with the Dutchman Rodney Faveros. If you watched this battle on our channel, you could appreciate the full scope of the fierce trash that was going on in it. That fight was perfect as an illustration of the term fighting without rules.
Well, today it's time to tell what happened next! We again go with you to 1997, when on October 1, at the Yubileiny Sports Palace, the M-1 organization was born. On this day, the first ever European Ultimate Fighting Championship was held there!
You have already seen on our channel two semi-final bouts of the tournament in the weight category up to 78 kg. In one of them, the 15-time full-contact karate champion Ronnie Rivano fought against the Russian kickboxer Nikita Abramov and managed to force him to surrender with a very primitive choke technique by today's standards.
The second was the same fight between Sergei Bychkov and Rodney Faveros, which we mentioned at the beginning of the video, and I must say that between the semifinal and final fight Sergei was taken to the hospital to sew up his split eyebrow and somehow fix his broken nose. But despite all this, the flint man nevertheless went to the final battle in order to arrange a historic battle in every sense!