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Malykhin is urgently needed in the UFC. Ngannou escaped from the Russian giant, but Jones stayed

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 00:27:24

Malykhin is urgently needed in the UFC. Ngannou escaped from the Russian giant, but Jones stayed

Sergey Sorokin June 21, 2023, 11:30 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

There are no more opponents in ONE who can “survive” at least until the third round.

On June 23, Russian Anatoly Malykhin will make his next fight at ONE. He has long been a superstar in the promotion, winning two interim championship titles and is behind Arjan Bhullar’s belt. And most importantly, our giant turns his fights into a uniform beating. Even the title fights don’t seem competitive, Malykhin is far superior to his rivals in every aspect. Therefore, it is time for Anatoly to think about a possible debut in the best promotion on the planet.

There is no doubt that the Russians will be accepted into the UFC with open arms. He has a professional record of 11-0 and dominates UNO in two weight divisions at once. Malykhin’s Asian promotion literally breaks. Wins over Alexandre Machado, Amir Aliakbari, Kirill Grishchenko and Renier de Ridder came ahead of schedule. Moreover, only the representative of Belarus was able to hold out until the second round, and the rest flew to a knockout already in the first five minutes.

In the UFC, the Russian will also be able to act simultaneously in two divisions. And in any of them he is capable of making noise. Particularly great prospects are visible in the light heavyweight division. Of course, Alex Pereira moved there, but Israel Adesanya clearly demonstrated the Brazilian’s vulnerability. With the rest, our giant is quite capable of coping.

But the Russian’s transition to the UFC has been brewing for a long time:

Trade Malykhin for Yan! Our giant will destroy the UFC and all of Asia will fall in love with Peter.

An even more interesting option is the option with the transition to heavyweight. Of course, the top is packed with Jon Jones. And the main rival after Stipe Miocic for the American should be another Russian – Sergei Pavlovich. But there is a feeling that Anatoly can bring freshness to this division. First, he’ll beat the top-15 middle countrymen, and then he’ll wait for either Jones or Pavlovich to cut themselves for the belt.

Malykhin’s story painfully resembles the situation of Vadim Nemkov. He also dominates Bellator, is a superstar, and carries the championship belt over his shoulder. But he has to fight MMA veterans and not the strongest opponents. Even Nemkov’s title fights become a formality, and Vadim himself begins to stagnate.

Nemkov got tired of beating older fighters:

Will kidney problems restart Nemkov’s career? Vadim decided to leave the pensioner division.

In the UFC, Malykhin will definitely be happy. A brilliant and charismatic Russian can show himself in all his glory both in the Octagon and beyond. Just look at the trash talk Anatoly has with Bhullar. It remains only to decide on this step.

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