From MMA Management, American Top Team:
Former EliteXC heavyweight champion and 11-time UFC veteran Antonio BigFoot Silva Heading to Russia to Face Ivan Shtyrkov
COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Only five days after parting ways with the UFC, Antonio “BigFoot” Silva has big news: He is going to Russia to face Ivan Shtyrov in the main event of an upcoming Titov Boxing Promotions event on November 18, 2016 in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Alex Davis and Narcis Mujkic of MMA Management partnered up to secure the fight contract, details of which remain confidential.
Alex Davis stated, “We are very excited for the new opportunity. BigFoot was already in the gym today, preparing for the fight against Shtyrov. Russia has become a big hub of the MMA world, and we are very excited to be a part of it.”
“It’s an honor to be able to open a brand new market for a world-renowned fighter like BigFoot Silva. It’s a MMA market full of potential and big money. BigFoot Silve has a tremendous fan base in Russia,” said Narcis Mujkic.
BigFoot Silva stated, “I’m very excited about the upcoming fight against Shtyrov. I have made many fans in Japan, Brazil and USA, and I will have many amazing fans in Russia. Thank you to all my fans, RCC Boxing Promotions from Russia and to Alex Davis and Narcis Mujkic who made this fight happen.”