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Mixed martial arts fighter Yaroslav Amosov Fight an uphill battle. The 28-year-old Ukrainian is on the front line, defending his country from Russian aggression. With an impressive record of 26 wins and zero defeats, his playing career is currently at a standstill due to the war. A few days ago, Amosov uploaded a photo on his Instagram profile showing him wearing his military uniform, holding his championship belt and surrounded by other soldiers.
Dynamo He was more familiar, recognizing her as the one who was handing over her family with the belt Belter MMA World Champion. After his mother took him to a bomb shelter in the city of Irpin, which had been severely damaged by Russian troops, Amosov recovered the valuables.
On Bellator’s social network and Scott Cocker Its executive director, you can see the very moment when Yaroslav Amosov regained the belt he had won on June 11, 2021 by defeating the Brazilian, Douglas Lima, and which he has been defending ever since.
I’m speechless – @ Yaroslav Amosov A warrior pic.twitter.com/JaSs3ERIiM
– Scott Coker (ScottCoker) April 1, 2022
The next battle of the warriors was on 13 May against the English Michael Page In London.
Impact of war on sports in Ukraine
The story of Yaroslav Amosov is not the only one. Last week, FIFA drew to define the group for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. There we were reminded that some countries are waiting for the last ticket to participate in the most anticipated sporting event in the world. One of these countries is Ukraine who will play UEFA play-offs against Scotland in an indefinitely postponed match due to the war. Sports activity in the country, which has been blocked by Russian aggression and high-performance athletes who, until a few weeks ago, competed in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and major international tournaments, had to change their sports uniforms. . By the military.
Professional athletes who have joined the army to defend their country include biathlet Dimitro Pidruchni, tennis player Serhi Stakhvsky, boxer Vasil Lomanchenko, Alexander Usik and brothers Vitali and Vladimir Kolatsko, Vladimir Klitskov, footballer Oleben, Kobel, Oleksandr Yusik. Other.
Ukraine’s defense minister has indicated that anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 can be listed for protection against Russian aggression, which has already lasted 41 days.
Unfortunately some athletes who fought to defend their country lost their lives. Among them are footballer Vitaly Saplio, Dimitro Martinenko and 19-year-old biathlete Yvonne Malishev.
It is estimated that more than 13,000 people, both military and civilian, were killed in the war.