Sasha Palatnikov poses with his coach after winning the AFC middleweight title. Photos: Handout

Now a world champion, Sasha Palatnikov wants to make more MMA history for Hong Kong in the UFC

  • The 30-year-old becomes first Hong Kong-born MMA world champion with AFC middleweight title win in South Korea
  • Palatnikov wants to put his city on the MMA map and inspire a new generation of champions
Topic |   Mixed Martial Arts in Hong Kong

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Sasha Palatnikov poses with his coach after winning the AFC middleweight title. Photos: Handout
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.