17-Year-Old 'Russian Hulk' Made His MMA Debut And It Was Absolute Carnage

Introducing 17-year-old MMA fighter Ashab Tamaev.

Yes, seventeen! This lad is genuinely a teenager. It sure doesn't look it. Just look at the size of him?!

He's got a 20-inch neck not to mention bulging biceps, and he's aptly named 'The Russian Hulk'.

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Image: Instagram

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Tamaev, known on social media for his insane workouts, made his MMA debut recently and it was absolute carnage.

He faced a fighter named 'Melvin' and it was a barnburner. They exchanged some wild, wild shots before Tamaev eventually recorded the victory.


Whilst he's not a massive name in the MMA world, the video of his fight has already racked up over six million views.

Of course, UFC ain't signing him up anytime soon but KSW could be the perfect fit for him with the Polish MMA promotion boasting some interesting characters on their roster including Martyn Ford.

Ford, better known as the 'Scariest Man on the Planet', has reportedly been drafted in by KSW, and it appears his first match-up is lined up.

And it's huge. Literally.

It's claimed he's set to fight Sajad Gharibi who weighs in at a whopping 340 pounds (24 stone). The man mountain - dubbed as 'Iranian Hulk' - is a former bodybuilder and has a wrestling background.

Gharibi is rumoured to have penned a contract with KSW and the pair of human-behemoths look set to collide in 2019 in a massive MMA fight.

Ford spoke to LADbible about his transition to MMA and how it was a pretty natural switch for him.

"I've just always been very competitive, and I like challenging myself. I'm just a bit stupid really, aren't I?!"

"For me personally, I always try and carry myself as professionally as possible, and look down the line that you've got a lot of young people looking up to you."

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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