It’s time to shine for M-1 Global
Light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov
M-1 Challenge 46 Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia
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M-1 Challenge 46 will air live on Russia 2, the terrestrial channel, throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Individual States (CIS), as well as across the Middle East on Abu Dhabi Sports Channels, and FREE at www.m-1global.tv (Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT in U.S.A.).
Nemkov is a ‘Master of Sport’ in Sambo, as well as a brown belt in Judo. The gifted Russian lives in Stary Oskol, where he trains with Fedor Emeliandenko‘s legenday coaches, Mikhail Voronov and Alexander Mitchkov. Nemkov was the 2011 World Combat Sambo Championship gold-medal winner.
Nemkov is on an eight-fight win streak; his last loss coming nearly three years ago to
Vinny Magalhaes for the vacant M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship. Nemkov fought his way back to the top of M-1 Global rankings in the 205-pound division and last November, he captured the M-1 Global title at M-1 Challenge 43,forcing Vasily Babich to submit by way of a deadly arm-lock.
MMA’s version of a heavyweight war will break out when a pair of knockout specialists, dangerous Latvian striker Konstsantin “Lacplesis” Gluhov (26-14-0, 20 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) and American power-puncher Kenny “Deuce” Garner (12-5-0, 8 KO/TKO/2 SUB), square-off in a much anticipated confrontation few figure will go the distance.
Russian middleweights Anatoly Tokov (11-0-0, 7 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) and Albert Duraev (4-2-0, 1 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) battle for the right to be the coveted M-1 Global No. 1 contender, while unbeaten Ukrainian featherweight prospect Pavel Vitruk (10-0-0, 2 KO/TKO/1 SUB) attempts to keep his perfect record intact against 20-year-old Brazilian Yuri “Killa” Maia (12-2, 8 KO/TKO).
Spanish welterweight Daniel “The Gladiator” Tabera (17-5-0, 4 KO/TKO, 6 SUB) meets Russian grappler Magomed Mustafaev (8-1-0, 5 KO/TKO, 3 SUB), Spanish featherweight Agoney Romero (3-1-1, 1 KO/TKO) takes on Russian foe Nikita Chistayakov (0-1-0), French featherweight Jerome Bouisson (12-4-0, 2 KO/TKO/7 SUB) faces Azerbaijani Tural Ragimov (7-1-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB), and Russian lightweight Zulfikar Usmanov (5-2-0, 4 SUBS) versus Russian veteran Artiom Damkovsky (15-9-0, 6 KO/TKO, 1 SUB) completes a solid overall card.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
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ABOUT M-1 GLOBAL: Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has established itself in the realm of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premiere entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With offices in St Petersburg, Amsterdam and Los Angeles and affiliates in Seoul, Tokyo and Paris, the M-1 brand has staged more than 150 events worldwide, including the M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge and M-1 Gobal and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global on the Showtime network in the United States. Captivating live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and matchups, M-1 Global events have featured some of the sport’s top names, including Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Keith Jardine, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zentsov, Yushin Okami, Mike Pyle, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, Chalid Arrab and Stephan Struve. 2014 promises to be another sensational year of world-class competition with a full calendar of Challenge events fuelled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global’s Champions amongst the greatest in the sport. M-1 Global’s greatest asset is renowned heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelianenko.