A fighter who has become the epitome of an uncompromising striking style. One of the most aggressive and spectacular fighters in the history of mixed martial arts and K-1 tournaments. He always sought to destroy his opponent and was ready to cut with absolutely anyone. He won 29 of 32 victories by knockouts, became the champion of Cage Rage and Showtime, fought with real legends, and he himself eventually became one. Although he still performs.
Today we will talk about the famous Dutch fighter Melvin Manhoef, nicknamed “Merciless”. Who, even now, at the age of 45, is ready to set fire to any opponent and will soon have another fight in the cage of the Bellator promotion.
Well, we will go back 19 years in order to watch the fight with the participation of the Dutchman, which took place in St. Petersburg, at the Russia vs. the World 5 tournament under the auspices of the M-1 promotion. Melvin’s rival was Alexander Garkushenko, who had a good base in the form of judo and sambo. Three years after this meeting, Alexander will consistently win the title of vice-champion, and then the world champion in combat sambo, after which he will change his profession and become an actor, starring in more than 20 domestic films and TV shows.
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