Former UFC Fighter Gets Over Eight Years In Prison For Kidnapping & Extortion
It appears a former UFC heavyweight has been sentenced to over eight years in prison.
R-Sport reports that Dmitriy Sosnovskiy was found guilty of forming a gang that kidnapped and extorted a businessman. Sosnovskiy reportedly threatened to murder the man, who was shoved into a car. The prosecutor’s office determined that the former UFC fighter choked the man unconscious.
It was reported that the businessman was able to escape and got in touch with police. The man claimed the gang was attempting to get $3,800 from him. Sosnovskiy will spend eight and a half years in maximum security penal colony.
Sosnovskiy had a pro MMA record of 11-0. He made his UFC debut back in March 2018. It was a successful debut as he submitted Mark Godbeer via rear-naked choke in the second round. It was reported that Sosnovskiy would go one-on-one with Junior Albini but the bout never materialized.
Sosnovskiy’s UFC debut ended up being his last fight with the promotion. He was released from the UFC in February 2021.