Bellator signee Rasul Mirzaev kills student with one punch in streetfight


A Moscow student who was severely injured in a street fight with MMA Lightweight Champion, Rasul Mirzaev, has died in one of the capital’s hospitals.

"The conflict occurred on August 13 in the center of Moscow not far from the ‘Garage’ night club,” an unnamed source in the Moscow police told RIA-Novosti news agency. "During an argument, Mirzaev punched student Ivan Angafonov after which the latter demanded urgent medical help.” 

The doctors were fighting for Angafonov’s life for four days, but he passed away without regaining consciousness.

"This is a tragic concurrence of events,” Fight Night series promoter Kamil Gadzhiev told Interfax news agency. “[Mirzaev] hasn’t been officially summoned to the police yet, but if this happens – then he’ll go because this case has to be sorted out. The incident has nothing to do with hate crimes. It was just an everyday situation which turned into tragedy.

“Rasul is very sorry about what happened,” he added.

Bloggers have been sharing information on the incident, claiming a radio-controlled car sparked the tragedy.

The student used his toy to start a conversation with one of the girls in front of the club when Mirzaev, who  was spending the evening with the young woman, took umbrage.

An argument began and the mixed martial arts specialist, nicknamed the Black Tiger, delivered just one blow to the young man. But it was so powerful that Angafonov landed a meter away and hit the pavement with his head.    

A criminal case on charges of deliberately inflicting grievous bodily harm resulting in the death has already been launched against Mirzaev, with the police currently questioning witnesses.

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Details of the physical altercation are available at

A witness claims that when Agafonov jokingly offered the young woman “a lift” in his toy car, Mirzaev interjected. The two then exchanged words before Mirzaev allegedly kicked the toy car to pieces. He then apparently hit the young man one blow with his left hand.

Agafonov was dropped by the punch, which knocked him unconscious. He regained consciousness around 15 minutes later and was initially thought to be fine but then “began raving like a lunatic”. Several hours later, he lost consciousness again and lingered in a coma for four days before passing away on Wednesday.

If convicted, Mirzaev faces heavy jail time, certainly enough to end any meaningful chance of making a career in MMA.

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Grainy surveilance video shows the incident.


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john joe site profile image  

8/21/11 6:33 PM by john joe

lol, i got banged out once in holland by a doorman and i had this thing where the punch sparked me but as i fell face first towards the concrete i was completely, clearly aware in horrible slow motion that my face was about to make contact with solid concrete. It was like a super-brief but super-intense moment of not wanting something to happen but being totally unable to do anything about it. Next thing i woke up on my couch with various friends sat round me drinking and my face was a total mess;this all started because my dutch work colleague - i was 19 and working at a car plant at the time - got dead drunk, dead loud and was asked to leave, at which point he pulled a knife on the doorstaff and got absolutely ninja'd, some lightning-fast move went down and then he was knifeless getting kicked to fuck on the floor, at which point we all got draqged into it as well;

JohnnyChrist site profile image  

8/21/11 1:55 AM by JohnnyChrist

Not cool :(

kelby site profile image  

8/20/11 12:14 PM by kelby

jealous man. usually older guys are jealous of younger more handsome men. poor kid. sucker punchers suck shit.

mcq site profile image  

8/20/11 10:19 AM by mcq

I agree with your sentiment. So many guys think they are hard for sucker punching someone, starting shit with someone 40lbs lighter, fucking with a guy who doesn't want to fight, thumping a guy with their crew, etc.Cowards indeed. See this shit a lot in BMore. Pussies.

DallasVanWinkle site profile image  

8/20/11 2:18 AM by DallasVanWinkle

There is no fucking excuse for this kind of behavior. Think about this, the guy was driving an RC car around, and asked this girl if she wanted a ride. That's pretty funny, the guy is obviously HARMLESS, and this fucking PRICK with his hair dyed like a tiger walks up to him and hits him with his best left hook, you are a fucking COWARD to do that. Anyone out there reading this, if you think this kind of behavior is acceptable, there is something wrong with you. You are a fucking coward.KEEP YOUR FIGHTS IN THE CAGE/RING.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/20/11 12:37 AM by SKARHEAD

Do you think Maia could get a RNC or guillotine on someone ? What if nobody was around and he just NOT let go....even after tapping...and think someone could die that way ?Hmmmm.... ?

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

8/19/11 10:51 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Holy shit I bet you have some stories to tell. You should start a thread about real life fights.

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

8/19/11 10:47 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Movies showing bar fights with people getting cracked over the head are highly irresponsible. Bottles do not shatter like a brittle pane of glass. They are dangerous blunt objects that are pretty dense. It always bothers me seeing this because you would be surprised at the number if people that don't understand this.

The Notorious OMG site profile image  

8/19/11 9:38 PM by The Notorious OMG

a couple pathetic wastes of life posting in this threadno point in banning them, they'll just log onto one of their 12 other alternate accounts and continue trolling the internet 18 hours a dayfucking pitiful

myrites site profile image  

8/19/11 9:27 PM by myrites

I fucking hate this place sometimes a man lost his life by a douch bag show some respect