Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

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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Injured Shavkat Rakhmonov pulls out of welterweight title fight vs. Alexey Kunchenko

Injured Shavkat Rakhmonov pulls out of welterweight title fight vs. Alexey Kunchenko FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Injured Shavkat Rakhmonov pulls out of Welterweight title fight vs. Alexey Kunchenko M-1 Challenge 75, March 3 in Moscow, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 9, 2017) – A serious knee injury requiring surgery has forced undefeated Kazakhstan challenger Shavkat Rakhmonov (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0) to withdraw from his first title fight, March 3 against unbeaten M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), of Russia, at M-1 Challenge 75 in Moscow. “I wanted this fight badly and put a lot of effort into preparation for it,” a dejected Rakhmonov explained.  “Unfortunately, I tore ligaments in my knee and, based on my medical exam, I will need surgery soon.   I apologize to all the MMA fans who were anticipating this fight.  I’ll do my best to return stronger than ever.” Welterweight...

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Sergey Romanov preparing to ruin Magomed Sultanakhmedov’s comeback party

Sergey Romanov preparing to ruin Magomed Sultanakhmedov’s comeback party FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sergey Romanov preparing to ruin Magomed Sultanakhmedov’s comeback party M-1 Challenge 75, March 3 in Moscow, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 5, 2017) – Hot welterweight prospect Sergey “Streetfighter” Romanov is training hard to ruin the comeback of Russian veteran Magomed “The White Wolf” Sultanakhmedov in an interesting match-up March 3 at M-1 Challenge 75 in Russia. The M-1 Challenge 75 main event, featuring a battle of undefeated welterweights between defending champion Alexey Kunchenko (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), of Russia, takes on Kazakhstan challenger Shavkat Rakhmonov (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0),was previously announced. 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...

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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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KO & Submission of the Night M-1 Challenge 73 co-winners announced

KO & Submission of the Night M-1 Challenge 73 co-winners announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KO & Submission of the Night M-1 Challenge 73 co-winners announced   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (December 15, 2016) – M-1 Global has announced Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonus performance award co-winners for last Friday night’s M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts in Ingushetia, Russia. Co-Knockouts of the Night Feared striker Magomed Idrisov (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), of Russia captured the M-1 Challenge bantamweight title by knocking out defending champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), fighting out of Slovakia, who rode a 10-fight win streak into M-1 Challenge 73, Idrisov put Buchinger to sleep with one devastating punch in the opening round for a shocking ending. American bantamweight “The Punisher” Josh Rettinghouse (14-4-0, M-1: 2-0-0) knocked out his Kazakh opponent, Sergey Morozov (6-2-0, M-1: 3-2-0), in the first...

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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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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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