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Russian MMA Organization Introduces Medieval Sword Fighting – It’s About Damn Time

So last August a Russian MMA organization called M-1 Global was having trouble figuring out how to kill time in between matches at their MMA events. So what do they do? They decide to start jousting, and medieval sword fighting. Obviously they use all of the armor, shields, swords, and everything else you would expect to see in an old school sword fight. Well the medieval sword fighting got so popular that M-1 is probably going to fill an entire event with nothing but the medieval sword fighting. I can’t wait. After this check out the worst MMA fight ever (if you even want to call it MMA).

 

Knight Fighting, M-1 Medieval On M-1 Challenge 56 – Russian MMA Organization Introduces Medieval Sword Fighting

“M-1 Medieval – is full-combat tournament between armored knights. You can watch all our events online! This is “Game of Thrones” in real life!”

M1 Bedenko vs Vasiliev – Russian MMA Organization Introduces Medieval Sword Fighting

“Vasiliev vs Bedenko M1 Medieval”

The New Venture Is Called M-1 Medieval.

“I liked the fans’ reaction when we did it for the first time in St. Petersburg at M-1 Challenge 50,” Finkelchtein said via e-mail. “They seemed to really like it. They were impressed and supported the knights. So, I thought it was worth continuing. At that time, the knight fight was to fill the pause between the undercard and main card fights. If we find enough fighters to make enough fights, we will have a separate medieval show with its own weight categories, title fights and champions.”

Finkelchtein said he had the same feeling the first time he saw full-contact jousting as when he saw his first MMA fight.

“I think it is similar to MMA,” he said. “The rules are similar: you can punch, strike and wrestle. The fighters have swords and shields, wear special clothing, and all that looks really impressive and exciting.”Source

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