Ali Bagautinov carries Olympic torch in Sochi

UFC bantamweight Ali Bagautinov travelled back to his home country of Russia to be a part of a special Olympic event.

Bagautinov was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in anticipation of the start of the games this week in Sochi, Russia.

Ali Bagautinov carries Olympic torch in Sochi

The photo below was posted on Bagautinov’s official Instagram page.

“Olympic torch relay! A childhood dream to carry the Olympic flame Dreams come true in this I was convinced to go hard thing to that dream!” – translation of Bagautinov’s Instagram post

Bagautinov (13-2) most recently defeated John Lineker at this past weekends UFC 169 event via unanimous decision. He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 28 where he knocked out Marcos Vinicius in the third round. He is 3-0 inside the Octagon and currently riding an eleven-fight winning streak.


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