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Race to find fighting talent is on

Originally Published: December 3, 2012
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Early last month, Sherdog.com ran a story worth reading that focused on Russian fighters signing with Bellator.

The promotion credited a television deal in Russia and the influence of middleweight Alexander Shlemenko for a recent influx of young, talented fighters hailing from the place that produced Fedor Emelianenko.

In the finals of the Bellator Season 7 welterweight tournament over the weekend, one of the young Russian products, Andrey Koreshkov, came through ...

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