Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

Alexey Kunchenko decisions Eduardo Ramon Remains undefeated at 14-0-0

Alexey Kunchenko decisions Eduardo Ramon Remains undefeated at 14-0-0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexey Kunchenko decisions Eduardo Ramon Remains undefeated at 14-0-0 M-1 Challenge 70 results & pictures M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko improved to 14-0-0 with a non-title victory by decision last night against Eduardo Ramon SYKTYVKAR, Russia (September 11, 2016) – M-1 Challenge welterweight championAlexey Kunchenko improved his record to 14-0-0 (M-1: 7-0-0) with a non-title win by unanimous decision last night over late replacement Eduardo “Camelo” Ramon (11-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0) to headline M-1 Challenge 70: Battle in Taiga in Syktyvkar, Russia. Judges and referees were busy as six of 10 fights went the complete distance and there were no submissions. Kunchenko, fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, won a 3-round decision over Ramon, of Brazil, who made his M-1 Global debut filling in as a late replacement for an injuredMaxin Grabovich.  al record on the line against Ramon in their...

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M-1 Challenge 70 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 70 weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 70: “BATTLE IN TAIGA” OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 ANDREY SELEDTSOV (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia 196 lbs. (89.0 kg) vs. RENE HOPPE (5-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Germany 194 ½ lbs. (88.3 kg) Kunchenko weighs in MAIN EVENT — WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 ALEXEY KUNCHENKO (13-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Russia 174 lbs. (79.0 kg) vs. EDUARDO “Camelo” RAMON (11-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 174 lbs. (79.0 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 MAXIM DIVNICH (12-0-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70.1 KG) vs. ARTEM DAMKOVSKY (20-1-0, M-1: 10-7-0), Belarus 154 ½ lbs. (70.3 kg) FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 TIMUR NAGIBIN (7-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia 144 lbs. (65.6 kg) vs. ALEXEY NEVZOROV (9-2-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia 144 lbs. (65.6 kg) BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 MOKTAR “Le Kabyle” BENKACI (11-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), France 135 lbs. (61.3 kg) vs....

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Solid M-1 Challenge 70 main card set Eduardo Ramon newt opponent for Alexey Kunchenko in non-title fight headliner

Solid M-1 Challenge 70 main card set Eduardo Ramon newt opponent for Alexey Kunchenko in non-title fight headliner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Solid M-1 Challenge 70 main card set Eduardo Ramon new opponent for  Alexey Kunchenko in non-title fight headliner This Saturday in Syktyvkar, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (September 8, 2016) – M-1 Global has put together a solid main card, headlined by M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko against late replacement Eduardo “Camelo” Ramon (11-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), for this Saturday’s (Sept. 10) M-1 Challenge 70 in Syktyvkar, Russia. M-1 Challenge 70 will be streamed live from Russia 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. Kunchenko (13-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, will put his undefeated professional record on the...

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M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70

M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge welterweight champion  Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70 September 10 in Syktyvkar, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 19, 2016) – M-1 Challenge welterweightAlexey Kunchenko will put his title belt and undefeated record on the lineSeptember 10 versus upset-minded challenger Maxim Grabovich, headliningM-1 Challenge 70 in Syktyvkar, Russia, M-1 Global has announced. M-1 Challenge 70 will be streamed live from Russia 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. The 32-year-old Kunchenko (13-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, captured the title in his last...

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M-1 Global continues worldwide expansion

M-1 Global continues worldwide expansion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Global continues worldwide expansion SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (August 11, 2016) – In nearly 20 years since its founding, M-1 Global has promoted 215 events, including more than 2,000 matches, in 17 different countries on three continents. M-1 Global’s homeland of Russia has hosted, of course, the most events with 128. Followed by Yuri Fuuta-led Belarus, which in only five years (2010 to 2014) has presented 29 competitions, and Ukraine, led by Dmitry Khristyuk, with 20. While the three leading hosts of M-1 events are former Soviet Union-bloc nations, the fourth leading host in the MMA World is the United States with 10: 8 independent, M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge and M-1 Breakthrough, which showcased a rising star at that time, “King“ Mo Lawal, versus Mark Kerr in the main event, as well as two super shows in partnership with Affliction, in which Fedor Emelianenko crushed former UFC...

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M-1 Challenge 69 weights & pictures from Russia

 M-1 Challenge 69 weights & pictures from Russia M-1 CHALLENGE 69 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5   DENIS SMOLDAREV (11-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Estonia 270 lbs. (122.7 kg) vs. KENNY “Deuce” GARNER (16-9-0, M-1: 9-7-0), Russia 271 ½ lbs. (123.3 kg) MARCUS “Montanha” VINICIUS LOPES (9-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 225 lbs. (102.3 kg) vs. KURBAN “Shkaf” IBRAGIMOV (5-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia 224 lbs. (101.9 kg) FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5   RAFAEL DIAS (11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 133 ½ lbs. (60.7 kg) vs. SERGEY MOROZOV (6-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Kazakhstan 134 ½ lbs. (65.6 kg) ANDREY “Iron” LEZHNEV (8-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Ukraine 144 lbs. (65.4 kg) vs. LEE “Bulldog” MORRISON (15-6-0, M-1: 2-3-0), USA 144 lbs. (65.6 kg) ANTUN “Killer” RACIC (18-7-0, M-1: 3-4-0), Brazil 136 lbs. (62.0 kg) vs. MUSA KAZIKHANOV (3-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 136 lbs. (62.0 kg) FLYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5   RONNY GOMEZ (3-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 145 lbs....

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Solid main card set for this Saturday’s M-1 Challenge 69 in Ingushetia, Russia

Solid main card set for this Saturday’s M-1 Challenge 69 in Ingushetia, Russia For Immediate Release Solid main card set for this Saturday’s M-1 Challenge 69: Battle in the Mountains 5    Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner   July 16 in Ingushetia, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 11, 2016) – M-1 Global has put together a solid main card for this Saturday night’s M-1 Challenge 69: Battle in the Mountains 5, headlined by heavyweights Denis Smoldarev (11-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), a two-time M-1 Challenge heavyweight title challenger, and former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner (16-9-0, M-1: 9-7-0), at Targin in Ingushetia, Russia. M-1 Challenge 69 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...

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Heavyweight headliner for M-1 Challenge 69 Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner

Heavyweight headliner for M-1 Challenge 69 Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner For Immediate Release Heavyweight headliner for M-1 Challenge 69 Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner   July 16 in Ingushetia, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (June 29, 2016) – M-1 Global has announced heavyweightsDenis Smoldarev and American MMA veteran Kenny “Deuce” Garner will square off in the M-1 Challenge 69 main event, Saturday night, July 16, in Ingushetia, Russia. M-1 Challenge 69 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. Known as the “Brock Lesnar of Estonia,” Smoldarev (11-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0) is a combat sambo specialist and two-time M-1 Challenge heavyweight title challenger.  In his last fight this past February at M-1 Challenge...

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Shlemenko submits Vasilevsky to capture M-1 Grand Prix middleweight championship

  For Immediate Release Shlemenko submits Vasilevsky to capture M-1 Grand Prix middleweight championship   Volkov KOs Vegh to retain M-1 Challenge heavyweight title   M-1 Challenge 68 OFFICIAL RESULTS New M-1 Grand Prix middleweight champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (June 17, 2016) – Former three-time Bellator championAlexander “Storm” Shlemenko submitted Vyacheslav Vasilevsky to capture the M-1 Grand Prix Middleweight Championship, while fellow Russian Alexander “Drago” Volkov knocked out Attila “Pumukli” Vegh, last night at M-1 Challenge 68 in St. Petersburg, Russia’s Yubileyny Sports Palace. Shlemenko (53-9-0, M-1: 4-0-0) qualified for the M-1 Grand Prix middleweight final as did reigning M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev (14-3-0, M-1: 8-1-0).  Leading up to their showdown, however, Emeev suffered ligament damage to his elbow, forcing him out of his fight with Shlemenko.  Vasilevsky (28-5-0, M-1: 10-3-0), who Shlemenko had defeated by decision in the M-1 Grand Prix middleweight semifinals, accepted the challenge to replace Emeev...

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M-1 Challenge 68 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 68 weights & pictures from Russia PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release M-1 CHALLENGE 68 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS M-1 Challenge 68 WATCH ON M-1GLOBAL.TV Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT in U.S.A.   OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – M-1 GRAND PRIX MIDDLEWEIHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 ALEXANDER “Storm” SHLEMENKO (52-9-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia 184 1/2 lbs. (83.7 kg) vs. VYACHESLAV VASILEVSKY (28-4-0, M-1: 10-2-0), Russia 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) CO-FEATURE – M-1 CHALLENGE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 ALEXANDER “Drago” VOLKOV (25-6-0, M-1: 9-3-0), Russia 238 lbs. (108.0 kg) vs. ATTILA “Pumukli” VEGH (11-1-0, M-1: 7-1-0), Slovakia 220 lbs. (100.1 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 SERGEI ROMANOV (8-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia 169 1/2 lbs. (76.9 kg) vs. ANDREAS BIRGELS (12-9-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Germany 169 1/2 lbs. (76.9 kg) ABUKAR YANDIEV (4-1-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Russia 175 lbs. (79.5 kg) vs. TONY CHRISTODOULOU (12-6-0, M-1:...

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