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Russia Today: Ukrainian kickboxers steal thunder in Moscow W5 event

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Aug. 27, 2012 08:33
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Editor's Note: The following story was published online by Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded information organization that has been criticized for its anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

The fifth edition of the W5 Fighter tournament was held on Friday night in the Russian capital, but it was two Ukrainian up-and-comers who fought it out on the night.

W5 Fighter is a new Russian martial arts tournament and still far from the biggest fighting stage. But it's the kind of event that aspiring kickboxers need to build their names.

Roman Mailov is one of Ukraine's biggest hopes, and on Friday night the 20-year-old faced another test on his quest to reach the summit.

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