Documentary - Russia's MMA fury

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Al Jazeera English, 101 East


Al Jazeera English, 101 East delves into the brutal world of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Russia and the former USSR.

A sunday morning in suburban Moscow draws a crowd to witness fighters engage in the intense combat of MMA. Millions across the region share a fervor for this extreme sport, where superstar fighters not only earn fortunes but also inspire a new generation.

Yet, critics argue that political leaders exploit MMA to serve their own interests.