Category Archives: Russia MMA News

Promo video for M-1 Challenge 83, September 23, in Kazan, Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 83 will be streamed live from Kazan 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 the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. INFORMATION: www.M1Global.tv www.mixfight.ru…
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Super Fight Mikhail Ragozin vs. Brandon Halsey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Super Fight   Mikhail Ragozin vs. Brandon Halsey   Doskalchuk vs. Malygin Inaugural M-1 Challenge Flyweight title fight   M-1 Challenge 83, September 23, in Kazan, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (September 13, 2017) - The M-1 Challenge 83main card is set for the first international mixed-martial-arts event ever held in the Republic of…
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Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion, Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos, Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut

[adsenseyu1] Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion, Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos, Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion   Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos   Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut   M-1 CHALLENGE 81 RESULTS INGUSHETIA, Russia (July…
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M-1 Challenge: Markus “CaveMan” Vanttinen Promo Video

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge: Markus "Caveman" Vanttinen Promo Video [adsenseyu2]  M-1 Challenge 82, August 5, in Helsinki Markus Vanttinen Highlight Video SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (July 18, 2017) - Finnish MMA star Markus "Caveman" Vanttinen will headline the first M-1 Global show held in Finland in nine years, August 5, at M-1 Challenge 82, at Hatwall Arena…
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Sensational heavyweight showdown announced for “M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6” Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos

[adsenseyu1] Sensational heavyweight showdown announced for "M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6" Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos K July 22 in Ingushetia [adsenseyu2] SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 28, 2017 - M-1 Global has announced a sensational heavyweight shodeown between two International stars, Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonov and Geronimo "Mondragon" Dos Santos, at…
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Shlemenko-Halsey 3? Only at light heavyweight!

[adsenseyu1] Shlemenko-Halsey 3? Only at light heavyweight! [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey 3? Only if it's a light heavyweight fight SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 9, 2017) -- World-class MMA middleweights Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko and Brandon "Bull" Halsey have fought twice with each opponent imposing their wills from the opening bell to…
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THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione

[adsenseyu1] THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione [adsenseyu2] THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione I have been involved in combat sports for several years and I feel like the fight between 'The Last Emperor' and 'Meathead' is going to play out like this... The opening bell sounds, Fedor is…
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M1 Challenge 79 Results

[adsenseyu1] M1 Challenge 79 Results [adsenseyu2] M1 Challenge 79 Schlemenko vs Halsey 2. Sergey Romanov Defeats Arda Adas via 1st rd Submission to Injury (Broken Arm) Alexey Makhno Defeats Michel Silva via Majority Decision Oleg Olenichev Defeats E. Solves Torres via UD Khamzat Dalgiev Defeats Dragan Pešic via 1st rd Heel Hook Josh Rettinghouse  Defeats  B. Uulu Toichubay via 2nd rd RNC Anton Vyazigin Defeats…
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Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

[adsenseyu1] Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title [adsenseyu2] 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,…
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Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge welterweight title

[adsenseyu1] Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge welterweight title [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexander Shlemenko defeats Paul Bradley, Kunchenko retains M-1 Challenge title M-1 CHALLENGE 74 OFFICIAL RESULTS   (R) Alexander Shlemenko kicked his way to another victory MOSCOW (March 4, 2017) -- Russian middleweight Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko defeated American Paul "The…
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M-1 Challenge 75 weights & pictures

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge 75 weights & pictures [adsenseyu2] M-1 CHALLENGE 75 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 (L) ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO (54-9-0, 1 NC, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia  184 1/2 lbs. (83.9 kg) vs. (R) PAUL BRADLEY (23-7-0, 2 NC, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 184 lbs. (83.6 kg) M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5…
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M-1 Challenge 74 weights & pictures

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge 74 weights & pictures [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 74 Weights & Pictures OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT - 5 X 5 (R) RASHID YUSUPOV (6-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Champion, Russia 205 lbs. (93.1 kg) vs. (L) STEPHAN "T-800" PUETZ (15-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Challenger, Germany 204 ½ lbs. (92.9…
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UFC veteran Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54

[adsenseyu1] UFC veteran Pat 'Bam Bam' Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54 [adsenseyu2] UFC veteran Pat 'Bam Bam' Healy faces Saul Rogers at ACB 54 The fight many UK MMA fans have been waiting to hear about has finally been signed and agreed for ACB Manchester as local talent and top lightweight fighter Saul…
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Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko

[adsenseyu1] Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maksim Grabovich new opponent for M-1 Challenge welterweight champion  Alexey Kunchenko M-1 Challenge 75, March 3, in Moscow, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 23, 2017) - Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko will now be challenged by fellow…
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“Storm” Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75

[adsenseyu1] "Storm" Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75 [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Storm" Warning! Alexander Shlemenko to headline M-1 Challenge 75   American lightweight  Keon Caldwell added to loaded card March 3 in Moscow, Russia   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 19, 2017) - M-1 Global has announced that 2016 M-1 Grand Prix middleweight…
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M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight Butenko vs. Yandiev added to M-1 Challenge 74 [adsenseyu2] 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…
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Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results

[adsenseyu1] Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results [adsenseyu2] Absolute Championship Berkut 51 Results Light heavyweight title bout: 11. (205) Thiago Silva (Brazil) wins over Jared Torgeson (USA) by unanimous judges decision. 10. (145) Luis «Baboon» Palomino (Peru) wins over Musa Khamanaev (Russia) by TKO, 2 round, 3:35. 9. (155) Christos «The Spartan» Giagos (USA) wins over…
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M-1 Challenge Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov To headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Battle of Undefeated Welterweights

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov To headline M-1 Challenge 75 in Battle of Undefeated Welterweights [adsenseyu2] 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…
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New M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov knocks out Ivan Buchinger, Ramazan Emeev decisions Anatoly Tokov

[adsenseyu1] New M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov knocks out Ivan Buchinger, Ramazan Emeev decisions Anatoly Tokov [adsenseyu2] 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…
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Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship

[adsenseyu1] Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship [adsenseyu2] Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship Sweeps all 7 weight classes   Team Russia celebrates its victory with (center) Fedor Emelianenko (photo gallery of new champions below)   MONTE CARLO, Monaco (December 1, 2016)- Team Russia parlayed its recent European Championship domination into a repeat performance at this…
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M-1 Challenge 72 results & pictures from Moscow

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge 72 results & pictures from Moscow [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Undefeated M-1 Challenge Welterweight Champion Alexey Kuchenko decisions Murad Abdulaev in rematch  M-1 CHALLENGE 72 RESULTS MOSCOW (November 19, 2016) - In his first title defense, M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kuchenko(15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0) won a five-round decision over challenger Murad "Hunter"…
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M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow OFFICIAL WEIGHTS   MAIN CARD M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5 ALEXEY KUCHENKO (14-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Champion, Russia 168 lbs. (76.5 kg) vs. MURAD "Hunter" ABDULAEV (15-4-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Challenger, Russia 168…
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Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card

[adsenseyu1] Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Four fights added to solid M-1 Challenge 72 main card November 18 in Moscow ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 3, 2016) - The M-1 Challenge 72 main card is set with the recent announcement of four interesting bouts, headlined by M-1…
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M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Featherweight title fight Added to M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts   Ivan Buchinger defends vs. Undefeated Magomed Idrisov  December 9 in Ingushetia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 2, 2016) - The 2016 M-1 Challenge season…
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Nemkov decisions Vegh Vitruk 1st M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion

[adsenseyu1] Nemkov decisions Vegh Vitruk 1st M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nemkov decisions Vegh Vitruk 1st M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Puetz, Romanov & Butenko winners M-1 CHALLENGE 71 RESULTS INGUSHETIA, Russia (October 22, 2016) - Former two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov put himself in position for another title shot andPavel…
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M-1 Challenge Middleweight Title Fight Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Murad Abdulaev to headline M-1 Challenge 72

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge Middleweight Title Fight Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Murad Abdulaev to headline M-1 Challenge 72 [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Middleweight Title Fight Champion Alexey Kunchenko vs. Murad Abdulaev To Headline M-1 Challenge 72   Also announced lightweights Artiom Damkovsky vs. Alexey Makhno November 18 in Moscow   (L-R) - Alexey Kunchenko…
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M-1 Challenge Middleweight Champion Ramazan Emeev vs. Anatoly Tokov to Headline M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge Middleweight Champion Ramazan Emeev vs. Anatoly Tokov to Headline M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge Middleweight Champion Ramazan Emeev vs. Anatoly Tokov to Headline M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts December 9 in Ingushetia (L-R) - Anatoly Tokov and Ramazan Emeev ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (October 13,…
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Stars out for M-1 Challenge 71 Sergey Romanov vs. Carlos Alexandre Pereira Stephan Puetz vs. Marcus Vinicius Lopes Alexander Butenko vs. Rubenilton Pereira Added to loaded main card

[adsenseyu1] Stars out for M-1 Challenge 71 Sergey Romanov vs. Carlos Alexandre Pereira Stephan Puetz vs. Marcus Vinicius Lopes Alexander Butenko vs. Rubenilton Pereira Added to loaded main card [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stars out for M-1 Challenge 71 Sergey Romanov vs. Carlos Alexandre Pereira Stephan Puetz vs. Marcus Vinicius Lopes Alexander Butenko vs. Rubenilton…
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M-1 Challenge 70 weights & pictures from Russia

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge 70 weights & pictures from Russia [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 70: "BATTLE IN TAIGA" OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 ANDREY SELEDTSOV (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia 196 lbs. (89.0 kg) vs. RENE HOPPE (5-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Germany 194 ½ lbs. (88.3 kg) Kunchenko weighs in MAIN EVENT --…
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M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70

[adsenseyu1] M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70 [adsenseyu2] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge welterweight champion  Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs. Maxim Grabovich at M-1 Challenge 70 September 10 in Syktyvkar, Russia ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 19, 2016) - M-1 Challenge…
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WSOF Global Champ, Evgeny Erokhin, Headlining for Vladimir Putin

[adsenseyu1] WSOF Global Champ, Evgeny Erokhin, Headlining for Vladimir Putin [adsenseyu2] WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING - GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, EVGENY EROKHIN, TO HEADLINE EVENT HOSTING VLADIMIR PUTIN   Event Scheduled for August 21 at Metro Arena in Sochi, Russia SOCHI, RUSSIA  August 17, 2016  World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) Heavyweight Champion, Evgeny Erokhin (15-4),…
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