On March 16 on the basis of the sports Locomotive complex passed the Championship of the Samara region on the mixed fighting single combat (MMA)
Duels passed by rules of a sport "the mixed fighting single combat" during selection in a national team of the Samara region by the form sports for a trip on the mixed fighting single combat Championship of the Volga federal district which will take place from April 1 to April 4, 2014 in the city of Orenburg.
The finals of the Championship of the Volga federal district on the mixed fighting single combat will pass within the next M1 Challenge tournament. On the M1 Challenge tournament arrival of such world famous athletes as Jeff Monson, Shaban Ka and Roy Jones is expected. In the mixed fighting single combat Championship of the Samara region as the guest of honor there was an associate professor of physical training of SGEU, the veteran of the Soviet sports and the secretary of committee of the Olympic Games "Moscow-80" David Toker. In weight category of 65.8 kg Nikolay Trivolenko (the center "ARES, Samara) who one days prior to this action became the owner of a "gold" medal on tournament on fighting sambo in the city of Dimitrovgrad became the champion of the Samara region by the form sports the mixed single combat. The beginning athlete Denis Mogilyov training in the Interregional sports center "ARES" became the silver prize-winner in this weight category. The first-year student of the Samara State economic university Sultanbekov Timur became the champion in weight category of 70.3 kg, and the silver prize-winner the fighter of the ARES center Gurgen Manukyan. Bronze in category of 70.3 kg was won by the pupil of the ARES center Mark Volkov. In weight category of 77.1 kg the fighter of the ARES center Magomedov Payzula became the winner, the junior instructor of the ARES center Anatoly Sevostyanov became the silver prize-winner, and bronze was divided by the athlete of the ARES center Igor Smolin and the resident of Togliatti Igor Smirnov. The resident of Togliatti Gasanov Roman became the champion in weight category of 84 kg, one more resident of Togliatti – Alexey Sharkov became the silver prize-winner. According to the president of Federation of the mixed fighting single combat of the Samara region Ivan Andrianov, a problem of the regional championship is formation of a worthy national team for representation of our region in the district and Russia Championship, and also professional development of judges by the form sports the mixed fighting single combat (MMA). The mixed fighting single combat a full-fledged independent sport with system of training of trainers and judges, rules of carrying out sports competitions and assignment of sports ranks. In spite of the fact that the mixed fighting single combat was recognized as a sport in September, 2012, and the regional federation in the Samara region is accredited by the Ministry of sports of the Samara region at the end of 2013, specialized training of athletes in the direction of the mixed single combats in the territory of area is conducted already on an extent more, than ten years and has the fighting traditions.