Sasha Palatnikov raises his arms in victory. Photo: Twitter

Sasha Palatnikov becomes first Hong Kong-born MMA champion with middleweight title win at AFC 12

  • The 30-year-old grinds out unanimous decision in Seoul dogfight against South Korea’s Son Sung-won
  • Palatnikov becomes inaugural Angel’s Fighting Championship middleweight titlist
Topic |   Mixed Martial Arts in Hong Kong

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Sasha Palatnikov raises his arms in victory. Photo: Twitter
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MMA prodigy Sasha Palatnikov is fighting to become Hong Kong’s first world champion – and to wipe a fall from grace

  • Fighter recalls the events leading to his sentencing in 2014 for robbery – and how it all led him to a shot at making history for Hong Kong
  • The 30-year-old hopes to come full circle and bring home middleweight title from South Korea – and close the book on that dark chapter
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