Vladislav Novitskiy is worked up to compete in his dwelling nation of Belarus in opposition to Yanis Ghemmouri at Courageous CF 51 on June 4.
Vladislav Novitskiy has had fairly the journey from the streets of Minsk, Belarus to competing in top-of-the-line promotions in Europe, Courageous CF.
Novitskiy turned to Combined Martial Arts to get away from a foul group of associates rising up after he ended up fracturing his face bone in a road brawl. Starting within the beginner ranks, Novitskiy at all times knew he could possibly be one thing particular after turning his life round and combating by adversity on the way in which.
“I began combating after I was at college. It was laborious at first, however now I find it irresistible,” Novitskiy instructed FanSided MMA by way of a translator. “I wish to proceed transferring in the direction of my targets of getting a belt in a giant promotion like Courageous.”
Novitskiy acquired off to a tough begin in his beginner combating profession, dropping three of his first 5 fights. Regardless of the rapid setback, he burst onto the scene in his skilled debut with a knockout victory over Igor Kovalenko at Belarusian FC 20: Double Influence.
Novitskiy has now gained 5 straight throughout transient stints in BFC, M-1 World, and NFG together with a referee stoppage win over high Russian prospect Aleksandr Lunev at BFC 61. Shortly after the win over Lunev, Novitskiy was signed by Courageous and supplied to compete in opposition to former Ok-1 champion Yanis Ghemmouri at Courageous CF 51 simply minutes from the place he grew up.
At any time when he wants inspiration throughout combat camps, he typically watches older fights of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor successful in historic style within the UFC.
Vladislav Novitskiy and others have helped put Belarus on the map with regards to MMA
When requested about what it’ll be wish to compete in his native Belarus, Novitskiy’s eyes lit up with pleasure as he thought in regards to the journey that led him to this second.
“It’s a extremely large step for Belarus MMA and Belarusian fighters,” Novitskiy mentioned. “It’s gonna be a giant step for the youth to see what this sport is about. I’m able to combat at dwelling regardless that there’s some strain that comes with combating in entrance of my folks.”
A few of the largest names to come back out of Belarus embrace former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, former Olympic wrestler Murad Gaidarov and 2008 wrestling Olympic bronze medalist Mikhail Siamionau.
In the case of his upcoming matchup with Ghemmouri, Novitskiy tells followers to anticipate fireworks.
“We’re going to have a struggle within the cage, so keep tuned,” Novitskiy mentioned.