Category Archives: Russian MMA News

Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown

Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown May 19 in Sochi, Russia Viktor Nemkov (L) is an MMA warrior and one of the top M-1 Global pound-for-pound fighters ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 10, 2017) – Former two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov will take on M-1 Global-debutingRonny Markes, May 19, in the M-1 Challenge 77 main event at Sochi, Russia. M-1 Challenge 77 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TVlive from Sochi, Russia. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets....

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Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title M-1 CHALLENGE 76 RESULTS NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (April 23, 2017) – Undefeated Movsar Evloev captured the Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title in last night’s M-1 Challenge 76 main event at Nazran, Ingushetia, Russia. Evloev improved his professional MMA record to 7-0-0, all in M-1 Challenge events, by knocking out Russian Alexey Nevzorov (12-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0) in the second round. Evloev, who was coming off an impressive three-round decision over American Lee Morrison, took advantage of his opportunity to fight for the interim title, due to a long-term injury to reigning M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Pavel Vitruk. The judges were busy as seven of the other nine fights on the M-1 Challenge 76 card went the full distance.  Fighters represented six different countries on this...

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Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card

Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card June 15 in China   MOSCOW (March 27, 2017) – Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov has committed to fighting June 15 on the M-1 Challenge 80 card in Harbin, China.  Kharitonov will square-off against veteran Brazilian MMA fighter Marcus Viniciuds “Montanha” Lopes in the main event. Kharitonov (23-6-0, M-1: 3-0-0) is undefeated in three M-1 Challenge events having defeated former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner twice, at M-1 Challenge 59 in 2015 at Kazakhstan (WKO/TKO4 – punches) and M-1 Challenge 43 in 2013 at China, (KO/TKO3 – injury), and to Alexei Kudin at M-1 Challenge 53 in 2014 Russia (KO2). Kharitonov, who has also fought in Strikeforce and PRIDE, has defeated some of...

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Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title M-1 Challenge 76, April 22, in Ingushetia MOSCOW (March 21, 2017) – M-1 Global has ordered an Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title fight, due to a long-term injury to reigning champion Pavel Vitruk, between top contenders Alexey Nevzorov and Movsar Evloev at M-1 Challenge 76, April 22, in Ingushetia, Russia. Representing the famed Alexander Nevsky OEMK Team in Stary Oskol, Russia, the home gym for living legend Fedor Emelianenko, Nevsorov (12-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0) has won his last three fights, including a second-round stoppage of Andrey Lezhnev this past December at M-1 Challenge 73, and a three-round decision last September over Timur Nagibin at M-1 Challenge 70.   Nevorov (pictured above) will be dropping down in weight...

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Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title M-1 Challenge 76, April 22, in Ingushetia MOSCOW (March 21, 2017) – M-1 Global has ordered an Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title fight, due to a long-term injury to reigning champion Pavel Vitruk, between top contenders Alexey Nevzorov and Movsar Evloev at M-1 Challenge 76, April 22, in Ingushetia, Russia. Representing the famed Alexander Nevsky OEMK Team in Stary Oskol, Russia, the home gym for living legend Fedor Emelianenko, Nevsorov (12-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0) has won his last three fights, including a second-round stoppage of Andrey Lezhnev this past December at M-1 Challenge 73, and a three-round decision last September over Timur Nagibin at M-1 Challenge 70.   Nevorov (pictured above) will be dropping down in weight...

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Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge welterweight title

Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge welterweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge title M-1 CHALLENGE 74 OFFICIAL RESULTS   (R) Alexander Shlemenko kicked his way to another victory MOSCOW (March 4, 2017) — Russian middleweight Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko defeated American Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley and undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko retained his title last night in the loaded M-1 Challenge 75 card at Olympic Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia A three-time Bellator champion, Shlemenko (55-9-0. 1 NC, M-1: 5-0-0) spoiled the M-1 Global debut of former Ring of Combat champion Bradley (23-8-0, M-1: 0-1-0), fighting out of San Diego, by way of a three-round unanimous decision in the main event of the evening.  Shlemenko, who last year captured the M-1 Grand Prix Middleweight Championship, remained undefeated in M-1 Global competition. Kunchenko (16-0-0,...

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M-1 Challenge 75 weights & pictures

M-1 Challenge 75 weights & pictures M-1 CHALLENGE 75 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 (L) ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO (54-9-0, 1 NC, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia  184 1/2 lbs. (83.9 kg) vs. (R) PAUL BRADLEY (23-7-0, 2 NC, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 184 lbs. (83.6 kg) M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 (L) ALEXEY KUNCHENKO (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), Champion, Russia 169 1/2 lbs. (77 kg) vs.  (R) MAKSIM GRABOVICH (5-2-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Challenger, Russia 164 1/2 lbs. (74.8 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 SERGEY ROMANOV (10-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia 169 1/2 lbs. (77 kg) MAGOMED SULTANAKHMEDOV (18-5-0, M-1: 10-1-0), Russia 169 1/2 lbs.  (77.1 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 MAXIM DIVNICH (12-2-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Russia 154 lbs. (70.1 kg) vs. KEON CALDWELL (11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 154 lbs. (70.1 kg) LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 BORIS POLEZHAY (15-5-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Ukraine 204...

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M-1 Challenge 74 weights & pictures

M-1 Challenge 74 weights & pictures FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 74 Weights & Pictures OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT – 5 X 5 (R) RASHID YUSUPOV (6-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Champion, Russia 205 lbs. (93.1 kg) vs. (L) STEPHAN “T-800” PUETZ (15-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Challenger, Germany 204 ½ lbs. (92.9 kg) M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 (R) ALEXANDER “Iron Capture” BOTENKO (42-11-2, M-1: 9-1-0), Champion, Ukraine 165 lbs. (75 kg) vs. (L) ABUKAR YANDIEV (8-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Challenger, Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70.2 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 DAMIR ISMAGULOV (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Russia by way of Kazakhstan 159 lbs. (72.3 kg) MORGAN HERAUD (6-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), France 158 ½ lbs. (72 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 ARTIOM DAMKOVSKY (22-10-0, M-1: 12-7-0), Belarus 154 ½ lbs. (70.2 kg) vs. ERIVAN “Negao” PEREIRA (7-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 151...

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MMA fighters & fans of rival Russian soccer teams added to M-1 Challenge 74 card

MMA fighters & fans of rival Russian soccer teams added to M-1 Challenge 74 card FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MMA fighters & fans of rival Russian soccer teams Added to M-1 Challenge 74 card February 18 in St. Petersburg, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (February 2, 2017) – The February 18th M-1 Challenge 74 card in St. Petersburg got even more interesting with M-1Global’s announcement that a fight between fans of arch-rival Russian soccer (non-American football) teams will square-off in full team colors. In the main event, undefeated M-1 Challenge light heavyweight championRashid Yusupov (6-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), of Russia, defends his title against former titlist Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), of Germany. M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (42-11-2, M-1: 9-1-0) faces challenger Abukar Yandiev (8-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0) in the M-1 Challenge 74 co-feature. Billed as the first MMA fight part of a major...

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UFC veteran Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54

UFC veteran Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54 UFC veteran Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54 The fight many UK MMA fans have been waiting to hear about has finally been signed and agreed for ACB Manchester as local talent and top lightweight fighter Saul ‘Tha Hangman’ Rogers officially has an opponent for ACB Manchester. The man who will step into enemy territory to take on the local hero is UFC veteran, Strikeforce standout and former Titan FC Lightweight champion ‘Bam Bam’ Pat Healy. Healy is one of the most experienced fighters in the MMA world with a career that has seen him cut his teeth with the best in the world this will unbelievably be his 58th walk to the cage to do battle and he will have to call on all those years experience to...

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