Alexander Sarnavsky: Tiger Success Story
Alexander Sarnavsky nicknamed Tiger is one of the most popular and successful Russian fighters of mixed martial arts. Regular participant of fights of the largest domestic and foreign tournaments. He performed under the auspices of M-1 and Bellator. As of the first half of 2017, he fought 39 battles, in 34 of them he won. Recognized as one of the most promising European MMA fighters.
Alexander Sarnavsky and his sports career
The future fighter was born in 1989 in the Republic of Kazakhstan. After 10 years, the family moved to Omsk, which was a fateful event for the young Alexander. Almost immediately after the move, the father took the boy to the kickboxing section. The student became interested in the process and soon spoke at local competitions.
After winning the regional tournament, a trip to a more prestigious Russian competition was to follow, but alas - the doctors told the boy's parents that he had a hernia. True, then it turned out that the diagnosis was made incorrectly, but it was too late.
One day, a young Alexander Sarnavsky attended a pankration competition.There was just Alexander Shlemenko, the future professional fighter, one of the most famous representatives of the national martial arts school. Pankration appeared to the young man a very cruel sport, but he decided to enroll in the section. The first fee for a won battle was $ 500. With this money, the young man, who was previously dressed by his parents, bought himself a Nike sneaker, a tracksuit and a cap.
Since then, the fighter has been training in Omsk under the leadership of world-famous Alexander Shlemenko. He suffered his first defeat in 2012 from the experienced fighter Rich Clementi, who won the game after a separate decision by the judges. This event was followed by a series of victories, which was again interrupted by the defeat that came from Will Brooks, the future champion of Bellator. Later Alexander Sarnavsky fought in different tournaments, mostly winning.
It is enough to watch any fight of Alexander Sarnavsky to draw conclusions about his corporate style of conducting fights. The fighter is a pronounced generalist, aggrieved by the partner. He successfully applies the techniques of combat sambo (most of the victories are won by suffocating techniques), but he is not afraid of stance.It successfully defends against transfers to the ground floor (as of 2017, it suffered only one defeat by painful admission - from Marcin Held). After the fight with the famous wrestler Murad Machaev began to pay special attention to protection.
In the rack combines kickboxing techniques and combat sambo. In the stalls, he prefers to use "triangles" and strangulation from behind. Always tries to complete fights ahead of time.
Outside the fights
Sarnavsky Alexander, whose photo can be seen in our article, is engaged not only in fights. He is also active in coaching. As the fighter himself reports, it is most interesting for him to teach children. Inspired by the example of Sarnavsky, Shlemenko, Andrey Koreshkov and other domestic fighters, the young representatives of a mixed style achieve impressive successes in regional competitions.