BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates after his unanimous-decision victory over Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The pinnacle promotion will finally head to Russia later this year for UFC Fight Night Moscow. 

Officials announced the event earlier today and tickets will go on sale June 1 via Kassir.ru.

“Russia is a key part of UFC’s international expansion strategy,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content David Shaw stated. “The demand from our fans to bring a live event to Russia has been overwhelming, and with the vast potential this market holds for us, we knew this was the perfect time to bring UFC Fight Night to Moscow.”

As part of UFC’s commitment to the market, Andre Gromkovski has been appointed as Vice President, UFC Russia. Gromkovski brings with him expertise across the media sales, digital, marketing and content distribution landscapes, working with companies such as Universal Studios, FOX, Viacom and Paramount Pictures. Based in Moscow, Gromkovski will be leading the regional strategic plan for UFC Russia, working alongside UFC’s executive team in Las Vegas and the EMEA team based in London.

The UFC has seen plenty of stars hit the Octagon from Russia, including UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Others include heavyweight Alexander Volkov who defeated legend of the sport and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum; as well as rising featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov who extended his overall record to 15-1, including a three-fight win streak in UFC.

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