Marat Balaev

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Birthday
1, 1976
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1976 (age 43)
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia

About

Mixed martial artist who captured the ACB Featherweight Championship in 2016. His story gained significant attention due to his having served 5 years in prison for robbery prior to his victory. 

Before Fame

He was raised in the village of Karamet-Niyaz in Turkmenistan. He moved to Ossetia at age 18.

Trivia

He was chosen to represent Turkmenistan at the Olympic Games in Barcelona but the dissolution of the Soviet Union shortly thereafter disallowed him from competing. 

Family Life

He lived with his aunt in Ossetia. He has an older brother.

Associated With

He defeated Yusuf Raisov via unanimous decision in December 2016.