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Sorry you got brutally KO’d, but we have to drag your body over here now

Sorry you got brutally KO’d, but we have to drag your body over here now

If you haven’t heard, the TatNeft Arena is a 9300-capacity sporting event center in Kazan, Russia. Yesterday, they hosted the first round of the 2015 TatNeft Cup, which will presumably wrap up next year. It is a male-only tournament, and the rules require each participant to wear groin protection. (http://www.tatneftarena.ru/ru/boi-tna/pravila-rules/universal-tna-rules.html) Unclear if that’s how the kickboxing event got its name.

As you’ll see in this video, the production value is appealing. And it is a perfectly colorful setting for the pinpoint flying knee, and a classic sideways timber to stiff-as-a-board KO at 2:12. Proving once again that everything is a little bit colder in Russia, they drag Alex Trofimov’s body to the side of the ring as Ljubo Jalovi poses for victory photographs.

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