Every so often, a new crop of Russian talent arrives on the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene in North America.
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is now getting in on that action.
Middleweight Vagab Vagabov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, brings an undefeated record of 15-0 into the promotion. He has finished 74 percent of his fights with seven technical knockout and four submission finishes.
Flyweight Magomed Bibulatov, known as "Gladiator," hails from Grozny, Chechnya, and also boasts an undefeated record of 9-0 with an equally high rate of finishes in 70 percent of all his professional bouts.
Bantamweight Magomed "Tiger" Magomedov of Khasavyurt, Dagestan, has only one loss in 11 fights to date and comes into WSOF on a nine-fight win streak.
Promotion president Ray Sefo offered the following comments on his new trio.
"Over the last couple of years we have seen a tremendous amount of high-caliber talent being unearthed from Russia, and I am proud to say that WSOF has been pro-active and played a significant part in these discoveries, and will continue to search and sign the most promising talent from this part of the world as well as elsewhere around the globe."
Expect their debut dates to be announced in the coming weeks.