Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

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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M-1 Challenge 73 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 73 weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 73 WEIGHTS & PICTURES OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD   M-1 CHALLENGE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 RAMAZAN EMEEV (14-3-0, M-1: 8-1-0), Champion, Russia 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg) vs. ANATOLY TOKOV (24-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0), Challenger, Russia 184 lbs. (83.5 kg) M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 IVAN “Buki” BUCHINGER (31-4-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Champion, Slovakia 145 lbs. (65.9 kg) vs. MAGOMED IDRISOV (6-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Challenger, Russia 146 lbs. (66.3 kg) CATCHWEIGHT (140 lbs. / 65.5 kg) LEE “American Bulldog” MORRISON (15-7-0, M-1: 2-4-0), USA 139 lbs. (63.1 kg) vs. SERGEY MOROZOV (6-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Kazakhstan 135 lbs. ( kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS 3 X 5 CHRISTIAN “The Animal” HOLLEY (10-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), UK 154 ½ lbs. (70.3 kg) vs. KHAMZAT DALGIEV (7-1-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia 153 lbs. (69.7 kg) BANTAMWEIGHTS –...

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LIVE on Fight Network – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS vs. ABDURAKHIMOV, UFC 206 Coverage, Hard Knocks Fighting 52 & M-1 Challenge 73

LIVE on Fight Network – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS vs. ABDURAKHIMOV, UFC 206 Coverage, Hard Knocks Fighting 52 & M-1 Challenge 73 For Immediate Release – December 6, 2016 LIVE on Fight Network – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS vs. ABDURAKHIMOV, UFC 206 Coverage, Hard Knocks Fighting 52 & M-1 Challenge 73 Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to completecoverage of combat sports, presents extensive UFC fight week coverage, including the UFCFIGHT NIGHT®: LEWIS vs. ABDURAKHIMOV main card from Albany, New York on Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET, plus extensive pre-fight and post-fight coverage for UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettisin Toronto, Canada. Headlining the UFC’s debut at Times Union Center in Albany, New York, heavyweight behemoths will collide as No. 10-ranked knockout artist Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (16-4, 1NC) battles No. 15-ranked Russian export Shamil Abdurakhimov (17-3). Heavyweights...

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M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Rashid Yusupov vs. Stephan Puetz to headline M-1 Challenge 74

M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Rashid Yusupov vs. Stephan Puetz to headline M-1 Challenge 74   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion  Rashid Yusupov vs. Stephan Puetz to headline  M-1 Challenge 74 February 18 in St. Petersburg, Russia (L-R) – Rashid Yusupov and Stephan Puetz   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (December 6, 2016) – M-1 Global has announced a blockbuster match-up to kick-off its 2017 season as undefeated M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Rashid Yusupov takes on former titlist Stephan “T-800” Puetzin the M-1 Challenge 74 main event, February 18, in St. Petersburg, Russia.   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 all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and...

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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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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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American fighters Lee Morrison & Josh Rettinghouse to bolster already loaded M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts

American fighters Lee Morrison & Josh Rettinghouse to bolster already loaded M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American fighters Lee Morrison & Josh Rettinghouse to bolster already loaded M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts   Featuring 2 title fights Ramazan Emeev vs. Anatoly Tokov Ivan Buchinger vs. Magomed Idrisov  December 9 in Ingushetia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 9, 2016) – The already loaded M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts card has been bolstered by the M-1 Global announcement that two American fighters, Lee “American Bulldog” Morrison and “The Finisher” Josh Rettinghouse, have been added to the 2016 season-ending event December 9th in Ingushetia, Russia. A super showdown between M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev (14-3-0, M-1: 8-1-0) and KO artist specialist Anatoly Tokov (24-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0) will headline M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts in a battle of elite Russian fighters.   In the...

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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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