The head of the Russian direct investment FUND announced the holding of the fight Nurmagomedov in Russia
The Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF) is actively working to ensure that one of the upcoming fights at UFC lightweight Habib Nurmagomedov held in Russia. This was stated by the head of the organization Kirill Dmitriev.
«Currently the RDIF is actively working on the organization of the first home battle of Habib on the territory of the Russian Federation. Discusses a number of venues, including the Fisht stadium in Sochi, Gazprom arena in Saint-Petersburg and «Luzhniki» in Moscow», — quotes Dmitriev «Sport-Express».
According to the CEO of the RDIF, Russia’s first fight Nurmagomedov in the UFC could take place in the second half of 2020.
In July 2018 Russia-China investment Fund set up by the RDIF and China Investments Corporation, and a company from UAE Mubadala Investment Company announced a partnership with the owner of the UFC brand development in Russia and the CIS industry of MMA.
In September 2019 Nurmagomedov defeated in Abu Dhabi American Dustin Pore. The fight was stopped after the third round, the Russian fighter used a rear naked choke.
The next opponent of the Russian will be another American athlete Tony Ferguson. According to the President of the UFC Dana’s p. E. white, the fight will take place in March-April of 2020.