MOSCOW, November 14. / TASS /. Moscow police have opened two criminal cases against a participant of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) Adam Yandiev after his fight with mixed-style fighter Sergei Kharitonov at Luzhniki Stadium. This was reported to TASS by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.
“According to the results of the inspection carried out by the investigator of the territorial OMVD in relation to the suspect [Адама Яндиева] two criminal cases were initiated on the grounds of corpus delicti under article 115 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Intentional infliction of slight harm to health,” said the agency’s interlocutor.
A law enforcement source told TASS that Adam Yandiyev attacked MMA fighters Sergei Kharitonov and Ruslan Abdo in Luzhniki for hooliganism.
“According to the preliminary version, Yandiyev deliberately carried out the attack out of hooligan motives. At the same time, he used brass knuckles as a weapon,” the source said, adding that Yandiyev could face up to two years in prison.
On Friday, it became known that 40-year-old Kharitonov was beaten in Moscow, caused by a domestic conflict. The fight took place at the Luzhniki Sports Palace. The athlete was diagnosed with a concussion, he also received an injury to his right eye and a fractured nose.
According to the source, Kharitonov suffered as a result of trying to separate fighters Adam Yandiyev and Ruslan Abdo, between whom a conflict arose. Abdo, after examining the doctors, refused to be hospitalized. Yandiev was taken to the police station. The fighter refused to testify, and he was issued an obligation to report to the police.
Changes were made to the news (22:32 Moscow time) – details were added after the second paragraph.