Russia’s top unnoticed prospect will be making his second appearance in the RIZIN ring. His true potential is yet to be revealed, but the last emperor Fedor himself has high expectations for Valentin. He has significant accomplishments in the Sambo world, and made his professional Sambo debut last year and submitted his undefeated opponent by armbar in 86 seconds, showed his superior grappling skills. His core strengths common to Russian fighters and the young explosiveness is a threat to any fighter. He showed his potential over a dominant win against Yuta Uchida during their Grand Prix alternate fight. Now Valentine returns to the Grand Prix as an official contender and looks to surprise the world.