Knight fights with swords could become the next big sport in Russia

Armoured knight fights could be the next big sport in Russia.

Armoured knight fights could be the next big sport in Russia. Image by Jeff Kubina / CC BY-SA 2.0

A martial arts promoter in Russia, M-1 Global, is hoping that armoured knight fights will become the next big sport in this country. It has launched a new division called M-1 Medieval, with the inaugural fight held on the first of  April in Moscow. The sword fighting takes place in an octagon ring, and the fighters wear medieval-type armour. The swords are blunt and some blows and holds are not permitted. The first fight had three rounds of three minutes each. Read more: world.einnews.com

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