‘I learnt that from Khabib’: Russian female hockey player shows off MMA skills in massive brawl (VIDEO)
The 21-year-old Dinamo St. Petersburg defender posted a video of a huge scuffle involving players of the Russian Women’s Hockey League (WHL).
The ice battle unfolded in a match between Dinamo and SKSO Yekaterinburg, with players of both teams throwing heavy punches at each other following a controversial episode next to SKSO’s net.
While the majority of brawl participants swarmed around the goal, Pugina and her fist-fight opponent from Yekaterinburg got into a wrestling match.
“I learnt that from Khabib,” Pugina commented on footage of the fight shared on her Instagram page.
The game, which ended 4-1 in favor of Dinamo, was resumed after tempers had finally calmed down.