Vakhitov – New Light Heavyweight European Champion!!

Over 10,000 people filled the arena for the RUMA event held in Moscow on December 2nd.

One of the highlights was the fight between Vando Cabral and Artem Vakhitov for the 81KG WMC European Title.

Many VIPs packed the stadium including SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen, the Deputy PM of Russia; the WMC was represented by Vice President Stephan Fox, the General Secretary of the EMF Rafal Szlachta and EMF Sport Director Erik Aruszanjan.

In an action packed fight, both fighters stood toe to toe in front of the enthusiastic crowd. In R.3, it was Vakhitov who showed his world class by executing the perfect elbow cutting his opponent so badly the referee had to stop the fight.
Another fantastic display of muaythai and special thanks must go to the Russian Union for Martial Arts and the Russian Muaythai Federation and its President Dmitry Putilin.