Most of MMA fans know the story of one-handed fighter Nick Newell who fight quite successfully at the highest level and he even became XFC champion. But few people know that there is another special fighter in South Korea.
June 1, 2017 – International M-1 Challenge 79 event was organized in St.-Petersburg, Alexander Shlemenko got the revenge in the long-awaited second fight against Brandon Halsey. Bair Shtepin, rising MMA star from Kalmykia, was one of the participants of the event. It was the third fight in M-1 for him and it was a moment of truth, because he lost in the previous two fights, even though both times it was by judge decision and he showed great striking technique in process.
This time his opponent was TOP FC champion, Korean fighter Won Jung Jang, who had 4 victories in 5 pro fights at the moment. But right up until the moment of his arrival to St.-Petersburgh, very few people knew how special this fighter is.
When Hellboy was asked about his ability to fight, he told that having one hand never was an issue for him when he was participating in the multiple different tournaments. He put a lot of tapes then he put the glove on the tapes, then he came and won against very tough opponents. The toughness of this fighter is second to none, so it was decided that there is no problem and this fight is going to happen.