On a Sunday early morning in suv Moscow, a crowd is gathering about a ring.
Followers have actually involved watch competitors punch, kick and knee their opponents in the harsh sport of mixed fighting styles (MMA).
Across Russia and the previous USSR, millions share an enthusiasm for this extreme sporting activity, with superstar competitors making a lot of money and motivating a brand-new generation. However movie critics state political leaders are using the sport to advertise their own interests.
101 East goes inside the violent world of MMA, from backstreet brawls where beginners take their early knocks, completely to the top of Russian society.
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