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Lights out: MMA fighter gets sparked in the dark as lighting goes haywire at event in Russia (VIDEO)

Lights out: MMA fighter gets sparked in the dark as lighting goes haywire at event in Russia (VIDEO)
It was lights out in more ways than one at the PFC Gladiator VI event in Russia recently as one MMA fighter got sparked out just as the arena lighting began to go haywire.

Nauruz Dzamikov was facing off against 135lbs rival Khavazhi Mandiev in the city of Nalchik in the Caucasus when the lighting in the arena began flashing with around a minute to go in the first round.

Amid the on-off darkness, Dzamikov caught Mandiev with a thunderous right hand, dropping him and then proceeding with a ground-and-pound assault, causing the referee to step in and wave off the fight. 

Dzamikov took the victory, although some social media users were left bemused at how the result was allowed to stand, given the distraction of the unplanned light show.

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