MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. The 2021 European MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Championship will be organized in Russia, Radmir Gabdullin, the president of the Russian MMA Union, told TASS on Monday.
"The European Mixed Martial Arts Championship will be held in Russia for the first time ever under the authority of the unified federation IMMAF/WMMAA," Gabdullin stated.
"Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said during our recent meeting it was very important that during this difficult time the Russian MMA Union managed to bring the international tournament of such scale to our country," he continued.
"We will do everything possible to organize the championship of the continent at the highest level and to make it illustrative for other countries," according to Gabdullin.
"Among the candidate cities for hosting the championship in 2021 are Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi," the Russian MMA Union’s president added.