Ali Bagautinov, a member of the UFC’s flyweight division, received a special honor.

As a current Russian citizen, born and raised in Dagestan, Bagautinov was given the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch as it made its way to Sochi for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Bagautinov (13-2) has won 11 straight overall, including all three of his UFC fights. His recent decision victory over John Lineker has likely positioned him as a potential top contender to the belt.