Official weights and pictures for M-1 Challenge 57 in Russia

 Presents

M-1 CHALLENGE 57: IN THE HEART OF THE CONTINENT 

MARCIN TYBURA, M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Champion

vs.

STEPHAN PUETZ, M-1 Light Heavyweight Champion

 

MAXIM DIVNICH vs. MANSOUR ‘Tarzan’ BARNAOUI

M-1 Challenge Lightweight Championship

May 2, 2015   ? Orenburg, Russia

WATCH LIVE ON M-1GLOBAL.TV

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
M-1 CHALLENGE 57
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & PICTURES

Marcin Tybura vs. Stephan Puetz headlines May 2 in Orenburg, Russia

Stephan “T-800” Puetz

 

MAIN CARD

 

 

(L-R) M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura &
M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Stephan Puetz

 

M-1 CHALLENGE HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERFIGHT – 5 X 5

MARCIN “Tybur” TYBURA (12-0-0), M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Champion, Poland 251 ½ lbs. (114.2 kg)

STEPHAN “T-800” PUETZ (12-1-0), m-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion, 229 lbs. (104 kg)

 

(L-R) – Mansour Barnaoui & Maxim Divnich

 

M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5

MAXIM DIVNICH (11-0-0), Champion, Russia 154 lbs. (70 kg)

MANSOUR “Tarzan” BARNAOUI (11-2-0), Challenger, France 154 lbs. (70 kg)

(L-R) – Dez Parker & Alexei Kunchenko

WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

ALEXEI KUNCHENKO (8-0-0), Russia 169 lbs. (76.8 kg)

DEZ “The Arm Collector” PARKER (4-1-0), England 169 ½ lbs. (77 kg)

 

 

(L-R) – Max Coga & Magomed Idrisov

FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

MAGOMED IDRISOV (4-0-0), Russia 144 ½ lbs. (65.6 kg)                                    

MAX COGA (11-3-0), Germany 144 ½ lbs. (65.7 kg)

 

 

Moktar Benkaci & Nikita Chistyakov

FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

MOKTAR “Le Benkaci” BENKACI (11-5-0), France 145 lbs. (65.8 kg)

NIKITA “Piranha” CHISTYAKOV (3-1-0), Russia 145 lbs. (65.8 kg)

 

PRELIMINARY CARD

 

Frabrice Dato & Murad Mirzabekov

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

MURAD MIRZABEKOV (1-1-0), Russia 153 ½ lbs. (69.8 kg)
FABRICE DATO (6-1-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70.3 kg)

 

David Trallero & Kurban Ibragimov

HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

KURBAN IBRAGIMOV (2-2-0), Russia 213 ½ lbs. (97.0 kg)

DAVID TRALLERO (1-1-0), Spain 235 lbs. (106.8 kg)

 

 

Rashid Yusupov & Mitry Medvedev

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

RASHID YUSUPOV (4-1-0), Russia 202 ½ lbs. (92.0 kg)

MITRY MEDVEDEV (7-4-0), Russia 205 lbs. (93.0 kg)

 

 

Adam Yaniev & Dmitriy Adeev

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

ADAM “Beard” YANEIEV (5-0-0), Russia 202 ½ lbs. (92 kg)

DMITRIY ADEEV (1-1-0), Russia 202 ½ lbs. (92 kg)

Sergey Andreev & Damir Ismagulov

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

DAMIR ISMAGULOV (1-1-0), Russia 154 lbs. (70.1 kg)

SERGEY ANDREEV (5-3-0), Russia 153 ½ lbs. (69.8 kg)

 

Bartos Chyrek & Shavkat Rakhmonov

 

WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

SHAVAT RAKHMONOV (1-0-0), Kazakhstan 169 lbs. (76.8 kg)

BARTOS “Hulk” CHYREK (4-1-0), Poland 169 lbs. (76.9 kg)

Timur Nagibin & Akhmandjon Mamurov

FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

TIMUR NAGIBIN (6-1-0), Russia 144 ½ lbs. (65.7 kg)

AKHMANDJON MAMUROV (0-0-0), Tajikistan 144 lbs. (65.5 kg)

 

WHAT:            M-1 Challenge 57: Battle in the Heart of the Continent

 

WHEN:            Saturday, May 2, 2015

                       9:15 a.m. (New York City), 5:15 p.m. (Moscow)

 

WHERE:          Orenburg, Russia 1:30

 

PROMOTER:    M-1 Global

 

LIVE STREAM: WWW.M1GLOBAL.TV

 

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