Former UFC fighter handed lengthy jail time


Former UFC fighter Dmitriy Sosnovskiy will serve an eight-and-a-half year maximum security sentence after being found guilty on all charges.

Dmitriy Sosnovskiy—an undefeated former UFC heavyweight—has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in a maximum security prison after being found guilty of kidnapping and extorting a businessman from Moscow, Russia.

Sosnovskiy, 31, was arrested along with four other suspects on charges of abduction and extortion in September 2019. The group reportedly kidnapped the businessman by forcing him into an unmarked car before taking him to an office where they threatened to murder him if he did not pay them 300,000 rubles (approx. $3800). When they failed to intimidate the businessman, one of the gang members reportedly attempted to choke the victim unconscious.

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