Russian Red Devil Faces Elimination

The cold war may be over, but the fighting continues in Russia thanks to the hit mixed martial arts TV series BodogFight: St. Petersburg. This week’s episode, airing February 27th at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION Television, features two more brutal elimination bouts.

In the first of two heavyweight tilts, hometown hero Roman Zentsov squares off against fearsome Frenchman Kristof Midoux.

The experienced Zentsov will be tougher to bring down than the Berlin Wall, with 70 professional fights under his belt and a strong MMA pedigree. As a member of Russia’s famed Red Devil Sport Club, Zentsov trains alongside the likes of undisputed heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

The colorful Midoux, whose motto is “force and honor”, will be no pushover. He earned a brown belt in judo at age eight, before going on to become a “4th Dan” Black Belt in Karate Kai Kyokushin. Midoux is also well schooled in Greco Roman wrestling, and has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Royce Gracie.

There is no slowing down for the second bout as Oklahoma’s Jeremiah “Good Ol’ Boy” Constant, who is 4-0 with each win coming via first-round submission, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Arizona’s Cain Velasquez. A former bouncer, Velasquez is new to MMA with a 1-0 record, and faces a tough customer in Constant, who trains with Team Quest under top-ranked middleweight Matt Lindland. Find out whether or not Cain is able as these two huge heavyweights trade leather in the ring.

All four fighters vow to leave it all on the mat, with the winners earning the right to compete at BodogFight’s April 14th pay-per-view spectacular. “BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations” takes place at the ICE Palace in St. Petersburg. Visit for more information.

Watch all eight episodes of the BodogFight: St. Petersburg series on ION Television, or via streaming video on the award-winning web site Visitors get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage, fighter bios, unedited interviews, plus the most up-to-date news from the world of mixed martial arts.


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