Category Archives: Russian MMA News

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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Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship

Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship Sweeps all 7 weight classes   Team Russia celebrates its victory with (center) Fedor Emelianenko (photo gallery of new champions below)   MONTE CARLO, Monaco (December 1, 2016)- Team Russia parlayed its recent European Championship domination into a repeat performance at this past weekend’s World MMA Championship, by sweeping all seven weight classes in Studio City, Macau, China.   Close to 100 fighters competed, representing 23 countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Spain, Australia, Belgian, China, Colombia, France, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Germany, Hungary, Macao, Nepal, India, South Korea, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei and Italy.   Russian middleweight Gamzat Hiramagomedov and light heavyweight Magomed Ankalayev are repeat world champions.   In team scoring, Asian team champion Kazakhstan won two Silver and four Bronze medals, Ukraine two Silver and two Bronze, Czech Republic one...

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M-1 Challenge 72 results & pictures from Moscow

M-1 Challenge 72 results & pictures from Moscow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Undefeated M-1 Challenge Welterweight Champion Alexey Kuchenko decisions Murad Abdulaev in rematch  M-1 CHALLENGE 72 RESULTS MOSCOW (November 19, 2016) – In his first title defense, M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kuchenko(15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0) won a five-round decision over challenger Murad “Hunter” Abdulaev (15-5-0, M-1: 3-3-0) last night in a rematch to headline M-1 Challenge 72 in Mowcow.   Kunchenko, fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, defeated defending champion Abdulaev, of Russia, last April at M-1 Challenge 65when he was unable to continue in round four.   Rising Russian middleweight star Artem Frolov (8-0-0, M-1: 5-0-0) also remained unbeaten, stopping veteran American fighter Luigi “The Italian Tank” Fioravanti (26-15-0, M-1: 4-4-0), a former M-1 Challenge middleweight title challenger, on punches in the opening round.   Former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Artiom Damkovsky (22-10-0, M-1: 12-7-0),...

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M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow

M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow OFFICIAL WEIGHTS   MAIN CARD M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 ALEXEY KUCHENKO (14-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Champion, Russia 168 lbs. (76.5 kg) vs. MURAD “Hunter” ABDULAEV (15-4-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Challenger, Russia 168 lbs. (76.3 kg)   MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5   ARTEM FROLOV (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg) vs. LUIGI “The Italian Tank” FIORAVANTI (26-14-0, M-1: 4-3-0), USA 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)   KRISTIJAN “Pacman” PERAK (9-3-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Croatia 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg) vs. TALEKH “The Azerbaijan Terminator” NADZHAFZADE (4-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Azerbaijan 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)   LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5   ARTIOM DAMKOVSKY (21-10-0, M-1: 11-7-0), Belarus 154 lbs. (70.1 kg) vs. ALEXEY “Ataman” MAKHNO (13-4-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70.3...

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Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card

Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card November 18 in Moscow ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 3, 2016) – The M-1 Challenge 72 main card is set with the recent announcement of four interesting bouts, headlined by M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko‘s title defense against former title-holder Murad “Hunter” Abduleav, November 18 in Moscow, Russia. M-1 Challenge 72 will be streamed live from Moscow 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 the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. In addition to the rematch between Kunchenko (14-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0) and Abdulaev (15-4-0, M-1: 3-1-0), the lightweight fight between former champion Artiom Damkovskyand Alexey...

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M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts

M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight Added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts   Ivan Buchinger defends vs. Undefeated Magomed Idrisov  December 9 in Ingushetia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 2, 2016) – The 2016 M-1 Challenge season will be going out with a bang as M-1 Global has announced a second title fight, M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger versus undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov, for the December 9th M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Nartsin Ingushetia, Russia. The previously announced main event is a super showdown between M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev (14-3-0, M-1: 8-1-0) and knockout specialist Anatoly Tokov (24-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0). 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...

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