Dmitriy Sosnovskiy is an undefeated professional MMA fighter, but he is also reportedly under arrest in Moscow.
According to Tass.ru out of Russia, five people have been arrested by authorities in Moscow on charges of abduction and extortion. Sosnovskiy is one of those four people, who is expected to be detained for up to two months while the investigation continues.
”The court has selected custody as a measure of restriction for Dmitriy Sosnovskiy, a suspect in the case into abduction of a person committed by a group (Article 126 Part 3),” was stated by a court representative.
While Sosnovskiy’s lawyer does admit that his client is under arrest, court documents have yet to be made public, so the exact details of the case aren’t known at this time.
”I saw video footage of this. It happened in an office. What we can talk about is maximum arbitrariness. The complainant was not prevented from leaving, he left the office by himself and he came to receive his salary the next day,” Rabil Saberov (Sosnovskiy’s lawyer) stated.
Sosnovskiy was last seen in action at UFC Fight Night London in March of 2018, defeating Mark Godbeer by second round submission. There has been no comment from the UFC at this time.