Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Hey, remember back in the day when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was too high and mighty to mingle with Va-Dummy and M-Done? Looks like Finky got the last laugh.That’s because White and Co. were forced to partner with M-1 Global and its president, Vadim Finkelchtein, to make some much-needed headway in Russia, one of the last great territories in mixed martial arts (MMA) that has yet to host a UFC event.That’s expected to change with UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Related ”We are looking forward to further cooperation with the UFC and the Russian-Chinese investment fund working on developing young Russian talents,” Finkelchtein said. “This partnership will benefit our sport very much. MMA is a very popular sport and cooperation of the UFC, investment fund and M-1 Global can take MMA in Russia to a new level. Competition in M-1 Global is going to be even tougher and that means we are going to see even more excellent and spectacular fights!”UFC Russia is a joint venture between UFC and Russian-Chinese investment fund, Mubadala Investment Company.Finkelchtein is perhaps best known to stateside MMA fans as the former manager of Fedor Emelianenko. “The Last Emperor” was interested in competing for UFC after the fall of PRIDE in 2007 and even came close to battling Brock Lesnar in Cowboys Stadium, but White balked at the idea of co-promoting with M-1 Global. Fedor Emelianenko rejects statement from brother Aleks abouttrue motives of Vadim Finkelchtein Esther Lin More: Related There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Latest From Our Partners Lights. Out. UFC will instead settle for Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who captured the lightweight crown earlier this year and continues to be linked to a potential Conor McGregor title defense at the end of the year.When and where that takes place, or if it will be to the death, remains to be seen. ProMax 440 BJJ GI Standard Ranked Rashguard More From King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Accessories Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Lockdown duffle bag MMAmania.com Apparel Good Night Tee Sale Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Standard BJJ Gi History in the making: Strikeforce signs Fedor Gloves Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Latest From MMA Warehouse Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football?