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There’s a lot of weird and wonderful Russian MMA going on that no one knows about. MiddleEasy has a hard-on for TRON MMA and aside from the worrisome frequency of fighters with fascist tattoos, it is pretty neat. Past events have been held in nightclubs and rural fairs, with fights often held on soil covered in huge plastic sheets. Now check out their Strelka Arrows series, which seems to be in a … rodeo arena? Beach soccer venue? I have no idea. But even though it’s the closest thing we’ve seen yet to gladiators stepping out onto the sands of an arena, the practical downsides to fighting in the dirt become apparent pretty quickly.