Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion

Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion M-1 CHALLENGE 78 RESULTS New M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov Additional photos are available at: https://yadi.sk/d/qxxExTyC3JYnwN ORENBURG, Russia (May 27, 2017) – A new M-1 Challenge lightweight champion was crowned last night as Damir Ismagulov knocked out former champion Maxim Divnich at the end of the fifth and final championship round in the M-1 Challenge 78 main event at Orenburg, Russia. M-1 Challenge 78 was a true international event with fighters representing eight different countries: Russia, Brazil, Belarus, USA, UK, Sweden, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Ismagulov (11-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), fighting out of Russia by way of Kazakhstan, fought Divnich (13-3-0, M-1: 7-3-0) at home, in Orenburg, for the vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title, where Divnich had lost his...

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Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS

Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS For Immediate Release – May 25, 2017 Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes,   M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” &  UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a stacked weekend of live events, beginning on Friday morning, May 26, at 8:30 a.m. ET with ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes from Kallang, Singapore, co-headlined by a pair of championship clashes as undefeated women’s strawweight queen Angela Lee (7-0) defends against fellow unbeaten Brazilian contender Istela Nunes (6-0), while world-renowned American wrestlerBen Askren (15-0) risks his perfect record and ONE welterweight crown...

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M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 78 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 Maxim Divnich (13-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Ukraine 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) vs. Damir Ismagulov (10-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Russia by way of Kazakhstan 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Ragozin (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0-), Russia204 lbs. (92.7 kg) vs. Alan Bispo De Santana (5-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 203 lbs. (92.2 kg) MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Dmitry Voitov (15-6-0, M-1: 3-2-0) Belarus 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) vs. Caio Magalhaes (9-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Maksim Grabovich (5-3-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia 169 ½ lbs. (76.9 kg) vs. Keith Johnson (11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 77.3 lbs. (77.3 kg) BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Vadim Malygin (8-2-1, M-1:...

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Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes In M-1 Challenge 77 main event

Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes In M-1 Challenge 77 main event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes M-1 CHALLENGE 77 RESULTS  SOCHI, Russia (May 21, 2017) – Two-time M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Viktor Nemkov has positioned himself for another title shot, defeating Brazilian challenger Ronny Markes, last Friday night in the M-1 Challenger 77 main event at Sochi, Russia. Eleven exciting fights were held with athletes representing 10 different countries in true International competition: Russia, Brazil, USA, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbajjan. Nemkov (25-6-0, M-1: 18-5-0), fighting out of Russia, took care of Markes (16-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0) early, by submission in the opening round by way of a guillotine choke. “I waited for the right moment,” Nemkov said after the fight, “concentrating on the guillotine-choke to finish the fight.” Rising Russian middleweight prospect Artem Frolov (9-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0) needed...

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Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown

Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown May 19 in Sochi, Russia Viktor Nemkov (L) is an MMA warrior and one of the top M-1 Global pound-for-pound fighters ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 10, 2017) – Former two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov will take on M-1 Global-debutingRonny Markes, May 19, in the M-1 Challenge 77 main event at Sochi, Russia. M-1 Challenge 77 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TVlive from Sochi, Russia. 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....

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Fast & furious 4-week period, May 19 & June 15 M-1 Global to promote four M-1 Challenge events

Fast & furious 4-week period, May 19 & June 15 M-1 Global to promote four M-1 Challenge events FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 GLOBAL NOTEBOOK Fast & furious 4-week period, May 19 & June 15 M-1 Global to promote four M-1 Challenge events                                                  Alexander Shlemenko                                             Sergei Kharitonov ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 5, 2017) – M-1 Global action will be fast and furious as the Russia-based MMA promotional company will present four major M-1 Challenge events, starting May 19. in less than a four-week period. All four events will be streamed live in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to...

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Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title M-1 CHALLENGE 76 RESULTS NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (April 23, 2017) – Undefeated Movsar Evloev captured the Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title in last night’s M-1 Challenge 76 main event at Nazran, Ingushetia, Russia. Evloev improved his professional MMA record to 7-0-0, all in M-1 Challenge events, by knocking out Russian Alexey Nevzorov (12-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0) in the second round. Evloev, who was coming off an impressive three-round decision over American Lee Morrison, took advantage of his opportunity to fight for the interim title, due to a long-term injury to reigning M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Pavel Vitruk. The judges were busy as seven of the other nine fights on the M-1 Challenge 76 card went the full distance.  Fighters represented six different countries on this...

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M-1 CHALLENGE 76 MAIN CARD SET

M-1 CHALLENGE 76 MAIN CARD SET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 76 MAIN CARD SET   Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title This Saturday night in Ingushetia, Russia MOSCOW (April 18, 2017) – The M-1 Challenge 76 main card is set, headlined by an Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title fight, between top contenders Alexey Nevzorov and Movsar Evloev, for this Saturday night (April 22) in Ingushetia, Russia. Nevzorov (12-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0) and Evloev (6-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), both representing Russia, are fighting for the Interim M0-1 Challenge bantamweight championships due to a long-term injury to the reigning champion, Pavel Vitruk, The Davella brothers from Brazil, bantamweight Heliton (15-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0) and featherweight Diego (18-5-0), will be in action against a pair of Russian opponents, respectively, Khamzat Dalgiev (8-1-0, M-1: 5-0-0) and Timur Nagibin (8-2-0, M-1: 4-1-0). Another Brazilian fighter,...

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Busy May & June for M-1 Global

Busy May & June for M-1 Global FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Busy May & June for M-1 Global   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 31, 2017) – M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein (pictured above) has announced five M-1 Challenge events to be held this May and June. Below is a Q & A with the veteran MMA promoter: Can you tell us about plans for upcoming M-1 Global events? VF: “In the next 2-3 months we will promote an extremely full schedule of events. Through the middle of June, we will promote five – I’m not afraid to use these words – grandiose tournaments. April 22nd there’s an event being held in Nazran, which was arranged with the support of the local government, and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ingushetia. On May 19th, in collaboration with Rostec and Rosoboronexport corporations, we will hold a truly spectacular event in Sochi. Our traditional tournament...

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Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card

Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card June 15 in China   MOSCOW (March 27, 2017) – Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov has committed to fighting June 15 on the M-1 Challenge 80 card in Harbin, China.  Kharitonov will square-off against veteran Brazilian MMA fighter Marcus Viniciuds “Montanha” Lopes in the main event. Kharitonov (23-6-0, M-1: 3-0-0) is undefeated in three M-1 Challenge events having defeated former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner twice, at M-1 Challenge 59 in 2015 at Kazakhstan (WKO/TKO4 – punches) and M-1 Challenge 43 in 2013 at China, (KO/TKO3 – injury), and to Alexei Kudin at M-1 Challenge 53 in 2014 Russia (KO2). Kharitonov, who has also fought in Strikeforce and PRIDE, has defeated some of...

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