Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s 12th show of 2013 is breaking new ground once again, as the promotion heads to the Russian republic of Dagestan.

Scheduled to held at the 5000-capacity Ali Alieva Arena near the Dagestani capitial Makhachkala, the event will take place Saturday, November 16.

With Cage Warriors heading to neighboring Chechnya next month, this show in Dagestan has happened thanks to the vision of its President Ramazan Abdulatipov and Prime Minister Mukhtar Medjidov who are both keen to help in the evolution of the sport of MMA in their country.

A prime example of what Dagestan can offer the mixed martial arts world lies in current UFC stars Khabib Nurmagomedo and Rustam Khalibov, who are both products of the Dagestani MMA scene.

Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan expressed his delight at this event being made possible:

“I’m very excited to be bringing Cage Warriors to Dagestan later this year. I want to show my appreciation to both President Ramazan Abdulatipov and Prime Minister Mukhtar Medjidov, without whom this event would not be possible.

“Both men are passionate about MMA and helping to develop the sport in Dagestan. I’m delighted and privileged to have them investing in Cage Warriors, for this event and beyond.

“Dagestan has an excellent reputation in the sport of MMA. Its fighters are highly-respected in the best promotions in the world and we’ll be mixing them with some of our best UK and European talent to put on what’s guaranteed to be a memorable event, packed with top-quality fights from start to finish.”