Pavel Vitruk Added to M-1 CHALLENGE 53 ‘Battle in the Celestial Empire’

M-1 CHALLENGE 53: Battle in the Celestial Empire


M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Championship


Special Heavyweight Attraction

Tuesday, November 11, 2014   *   Beijing, China


Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk

Added to ‘Battle in the Celestial Empire’

M-1 Challenge 53 streaming live Nov. 11 from China on M1Global.TV

Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (October 21, 2014) – Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk (11-0-0. 2 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) has been added to the already star-studded M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in the Celestial Empire, airing November 11 on www.M1Global.TV, live from Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China.


Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (21-5-0, 11 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) takes on 2008 Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (12-3-1, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), while M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (11-0-0, 4 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), of Poland, will make his first title defense against undefeated challenger Denis Smoldarev (8-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB).


M-1 Challenge 53 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TV, live from China. 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 Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Vitruk shown here in top position
Vitruk, of Ukraine, is a fan favorite who with a victory may possibly get a title shot.


Vitruk’s opponent Nov. 11 will be Rafael “Gogo” Miranda (9-4-0, 2 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), the strongest fighter from Brazilian group, Jungle Fight. Miranda has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Also fighting on this loaded card is former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Damian “Polish Pitbull” Grabowski (19-2-0, 6 KO/TKO, 6 SUB), who is matched against always dangerous striker Konstantin “Lacplesis” Gluhov (28-14-0, 21 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), of Latvia.


Russian welterweight Muslim “King of Wushu Sanda” Salikhov (5-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 0 SUB) is also scheduled to fight on M-1 Challenge 53.


Additional fights and opponents will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

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