Yuri Panferov Ready For His Close-Up At CES 62 In Orlando | FightBook MMA

Yuri “The Russian Polar Bear” Panferov just lately rubbed shoulders with Russian MMA royalty.

Panferov, who was born and raised in Russia, served as a translator for the group of Bellator MMA light-heavyweight world champion Vadim Nemkov for the champ at Bellator 257. One among Nemkov’s cornermen was the good Fedor Emilianenko, broadly considered the most effective MMA fighters of all time.

“That was a very cool expertise,” Panferov says. However now it’s time for the Russia-born Connecticut fighter to chop his personal path within the combat recreation. The undefeated Final MMA fighter from Connecticut makes his extremely anticipated professional debut in opposition to Gregory Smith at CES 62 on April 30 in Orlando, LIVE on UFC Battle Move.

Panferov moved to the US at 17. Initially he tried his hand at MMA in Connecticut to study self-defense, after wrestling in his native Russia. Seven years later, he’s on the similar academy with the identical coach as Day 1 — however MMA is now a really promising profession for him.

“I actually simply attempt to keep targeted on the duty at hand, simply taking a look at issues one combat at a time, however in two or three years, we’re positively planning on being within the UFC, preventing on a worldwide platform and making waves there.”

First up is April 30 in Orlando.

“I can’t wait,” he says. “It’s been a hell of a camp, so I can’t wait.”


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