4 September 2013
The sports show “The Panthers Battle” took place in Gorno-Altaisk
The sports show “The Panthers Battle” took place in the Republic of Altai for the first time. It was organized by the regional Olympic Council, advertising Agency “Gorny Altai – Media” with the support of the Government of the Altai Republic and GTRK “Gorny Altai”.
Sixteen medalists and winners of the regional and all-Russian competitions fought for the podium of “The Panthers Battle”. Among them were the representatives of different techniques and trends of Sambo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Combat Sambo and Hand-to-hand Fighting. The competitions were held in five weight categories: up to 60 kg, up to 70 kg, up to 75 kg, up to 82 kgand up to 90 kg.
At the end of the fights the winners titles were received by Denis Strekalov, Master of sports of Russia in Greco-Roman Wrestling, Rustam Aliyev, Master of sports of Russia in Sambo, Denis Cherkasov, Candidate Master of sports in Combat Sambo, Oscar Dolchin, Master of sports of Russia in Combat Sambo and Vyacheslav Irtamayev, Master of sports of Russia in Sambo.
The tournament has not only become one of the brightest events in the life of the region, but also the starting point for the development of Mixed Martial Arts in the region.