Vitaly Minakov

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Birthday
6, 1985
Birthplace
Bryansk, Russia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1985 (age 34)
Birthplace
Bryansk, Russia

About

Russian heavyweight who gained fame for competing in the Bellator promotion. He won the Bellator Heavyweight World Championship in November 2013 and successfully defended the title in April 2014 before signing with Fight Nights Global. 

Before Fame

He rose to prominence as a prolific Sambo competitor representing Russia at the international level. He won his fourth Sambo World Championship title in 2011. 

Trivia

He won his first 21 professional MMA bouts. He was named Global-MMA's Fighter of the Year in 2013. 

Family Life

His father's name is Viktor. 

Associated With

He successfully defended his Bellator World Heavyweight Championship belt against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 115 in 2014.