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It’s hard to determine what the bigger upset was at this week’s Russia Epic Fighting Championship: 130-pound Aleksandra Stepakova going the distance with 530-pound boat anchor Grigory Chistyakov or that Chistyakov didn’t have a heart attack in the octagon.
Stepakova ended up battered in her brawl with the big boy of MMA, but it was the boat anchor who won a three-round decision over his much-smaller opponent.
If you’re thinking this is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen and it needs to be stopped, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to Russian gonzo MMA.
— Matysek (@Matysek88) February 9, 2022
The last time we heard from Chistyakov was in 2020 when the chain-smoking beast was fighting another 130-pound woman. Darina Madzyuk made the mound round tap out after delivering dozens of blows to Chistyakov’s face as he laid face-first on the canvas.
“After this fight, I will start to train actively,” Chistyakov said after the 2020 fight. “It happened. She hit me fine, and I fell. Although she is small … I lay on her back, but she did not fall, and then I didn’t know what to do.”
As we see in 2022, Grigory hasn’t exactly slimmed down, but at least he redeemed himself by beating up on the much smaller woman for a few bucks and a probably a few carton of cigs.