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Akkerman inspires the victory
Akkerman inspires the victory


Thanks to sponsor support of VMMP, a subsidiary of JSC UMCC, Vilnohirsk fighters participated in the Mixed Martial Arts and Cossack Fight World Cup and contributed to the victory of Ukraine, having won seven gold and one silver medals.
The event took place from May 31 until June 2 in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskiy, Odesa Oblast. Fifteen countries and 550 athletes, including many professional, experienced fighters were competing for the titles of the best in the world. And we came out the best! Ukraine won the first place in the country rankings.
The fights took place on the territory of the Akkerman Fortress, glorified in history by the battles of the powerful warriors. Maybe this is what inspired our athletes for such outstanding victories. The competition was great both among very young fighters (ages 7-9) and among renowned professional MMA fighters (ages 25-30). Our fighters were persistent, finishing some of their fights early, showing high level of skills to the public.
The fights took place over two days on three octagons simultaneously. The events were held in 7 categories of contacts from light to full and show of technique. The results of our fighters: Valeriya Khudyakova – gold (Bornya 1) and gold medal (Bornya 2), Denys Tolkachev – gold (Gerts 1) and silver medal (Bornya 1), Anton Mykhailenko – gold (Gerts 1), Bohdan Hofman – gold (Bornya 1), Nazar Yevtushenko – gold (Bornya 1), Yakiv Khoprov – gold (Bornya 1).
Trainer Mykola Biletskiy and his athletes express their gratitude to the subsidiary for the financial support it provided for participation in an event of such high level. “Thanks to VMMP we have the opportunity to participate in the events of different levels,” says Mykola Biletskiy. “The company is our sponsor and thanks to it we can afford such trips. I hope we will continue working together on our victories.”
Background info
Fighter Club from MPC Aidar with support of VMMP, a subsidiary of JSC UMMC, participated in more than 20 oblast, pan-Ukrainian, European and world events during the school and training year (September 2018 – June 2019) and won 94 gold, 45 silver and 31 bronze medals. Over the year, five athletes of the club gained the status of candidates to master of sports of Ukraine, one master of sports, seven champions of Ukraine and four world champions!
Text: Alla Didenko
Photo by Mykola Biletskiy