Category Archives: Russian MMA News

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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Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko

Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion  Alexey Kunchenko M-1 Challenge 75, March 3, in Moscow, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 23, 2017) – Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko will now be challenged by fellow Russian Maksim Grabovich, who has replaced injured Shavkat Rakhmonov, March 3, at M-1 Challenge 75 in Moscow. M-1 Grand Prix middleweight champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (54-9-0. 1 NC, M-1: 4-0-0),the three-time Bellator champion, will headline M-1 Challenge 75 against an opponent to soon be announced. Kunchenko (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0), fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, is a Muay Thai specialist who captured his M-1 Challenge welterweight title belt last April at M-1 Challenge 65, when defending titlist Murad Abdulaev retired during the fourth round. In a non-title fight, Kunchenko won a three-round unanimous...

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“Storm” Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75

“Storm” Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Storm” Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75   American lightweight  Keon Caldwell added to loaded card March 3 in Moscow, Russia   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 19, 2017) – M-1 Global has announced that 2016 M-1 Grand Prix middleweight champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko will headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Moscow. It has also been announced that American lightweight Keon “The Black Assassin” Caldwell will make his M-1 Global debut versus former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich. M-1 Challenge 75 will be streamed live from Moscow in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. 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. Shlemenko...

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M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74

M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74 February 18 in St. Petersburg, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 16, 2017) – M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander “Iron Capture” Botenkpwill take on challenger Abukar Yandiev (8-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0) in the M-1 Challenge 74 co-feature on February 18, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The previously announced main event pits undefeated M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Rashid 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 74 will be streamed live from St. Petersburg in high definition onwww.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch...

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Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results

Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results Light heavyweight title bout: 11. (205) Thiago Silva (Brazil) wins over Jared Torgeson (USA) by unanimous judges decision. 10. (145) Luis «Baboon» Palomino (Peru) wins over Musa Khamanaev (Russia) by TKO, 2 round, 3:35. 9. (155) Christos «The Spartan» Giagos (USA) wins over Alexandre «Pulga» Pimentel (Brazil) by unanimous judges decision. 8. (155) Leandro «Buscape» Silva (Brazil) wins over Pat «Bam Bam» Healy (USA) by TKO, 1 round, 0:38. 7. (205+) Mike «Mak» Kyle (USA) wins over Dan «The Man» Charles (USA) by TKO, 1 round, 2:15. 6. (205) Shamil Gamzatov (Russia) Rodney «Sho Nuff the Master» Wallace (USA) vs by split decision. 5. (155) Arthur Estrazulas (Brazil) wins over Dave «Insane» Courchaine (USA) by KO, 1 round, 3:55. 4. (135) Terrion «Flash» Ware (USA) wins over Nick «Garfield» Mamalis (USA) by unanimous judges decision....

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M-1 Challenge Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov To headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Battle of Undefeated Welterweights

M-1 Challenge Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov To headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Battle of Undefeated Welterweights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov To headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Battle of Undefeated Welterweights  March 3 in Moscow, Russia   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 2, 2017) – M-1 Global has announced a battle of undefeated fighters to headline M-1 Challenge 75 as M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko takes on top challenger Shavkat Rakhmonov, March 3, in Moscow, Russia. M-1 Challenge 75 will be streamed live from Moscow in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. 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 of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. Kunchenko (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0), fighting out of...

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New M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov knocks out Ivan Buchinger, Ramazan Emeev decisions Anatoly Tokov

New M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov knocks out Ivan Buchinger, Ramazan Emeev decisions Anatoly Tokov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov knocks out Ivan Buchinger   Ramazan Emeev decisions Anatoly Tokov     NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (December 9, 2016) – Rising Russian MMA star Magomed Idriosov knocked out Ivan “Buki” Buchinger in the opening round of tonight’s M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts main event to become M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion. In the co-feature, M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev won a hard fought three-round split decision over Anatoly Tokov in Ingushetia, Russia. Feared as a striker, Idrisov ((7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0) lived up to his reputation and remained undefeated as a professional, putting Buchinger to sleep with a devastating punch in round one.  In his 2013 MMA debut, Idrisov knocked out current M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander Butenko in a non-M-1...

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Emeev vs. Tokov main event preview video for This Friday’s M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts

Emeev vs. Tokov main event preview video for This Friday’s M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Emeev vs. Tokov main event preview video for  This Friday’s M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (December 5, 2016) – A super showdown between M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev (14-3-0, M-1: 8-1-0) and knockout artist Anatoly Tokov (24-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0) headlines this Friday’s (Dec.9 ) M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts in Ingushetia, Russia.   M-1 Challenge 73 will be streamed live from Ingushetia in high definition onwww.M1Global.TV. 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 of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.     Informationwww.M1Global.tv www.mixfight.ru www.wmmaa.org   Twitter & Instagram: @M1GlobalNews @VFinkelchtein @M1Global   Facebook:...

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