Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

One on one with M-1 Challenge Flyweight Champion Aleksander Doskalchuk

The Champ speaks!   One on one with M-1 Challenge Flyweight Champion Aleksander Doskalchuk   Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov this Thursday  at M-1 Challenge 92 in Saint Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 21, 2018) - The "undisputed" M-1 Challenge flyweight title bout will be on the line this Thursday (May 24), when M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchuk (pictured above)…
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One-on-One with Anton Vyazigin SuperFight with Sergei Kharitonov to headline M-1 Challenge 92

One-on-One with Anton Vyazigin   SuperFight with Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92   May 24 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia Anton Vyazigin (R) is a powerful heavyweight SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 18, 2018) - Russian heavyweight "Cherepovets Giant" Anton Vyazigin (9-2-1, M-1: 4-1-0) challenges MMA living legend Sergey Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0) nextThursday (May 24), headlining M-1 Challenge…
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Daniel Swain defeats Masu Nuertiebieke, Mikhail Zayats decisions Caio Malgahaes

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Daniel Swain defeats Masu Nuertiebieke Mikhail Zayats decisions Caio Malgahaes   M-1 CHALLENGE 91 OFFICIAL RESULTS MMA fans in China turned out to watch M-1 Challenge 91 SHENZHEN, China (May 12, 2018) - American fighter Daniel "Agent Orange" Swaindefeated Masu "Iron King" Nuertiebieke in this past Saturday night's M-1 Challenge 91main event in Shenzhen, China. The…
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M-1 Challenge 91 Weights from China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 91 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – 67 KG. CATCHWEIGHT -- 3 X 5 Masu Nuertiebieke (12-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 147.48 lbs.. (66,9 kg) vs. Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (17-8-1, M-1: 0-0-1), USA 147.48 lbs. (66,9 kg) CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (23-8-0, M-1: 13-5-0), Russia 184.3 lbs.…
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M-1 Challenge 91 Fact Sheet

MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Masu “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (12-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China vs. Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (17-8-1, M-1: 0-0-1), USA CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (23-8-0, M-1: 13-5-0), Russia vs. Caio “Hellboy” Magalhaes (10-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Brazil LIGHTWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Michel “Sassarito” Silva (18-7-1, M-1: 0-2-0), Brazil vs.…
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Strongmen enter The Rage at M-1 Challenge 92

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Strongmen enter The Rage at M-1 Challenge 92 May 24 in Saint Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 7, 2018) - The first Spanish Olympia deadlift champion will face one of the strongest Russian athletes May 24 at M-1 Challenge 92 in M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Fredy Gonzales, also known as "El…
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Joe “Diesel” Riggs vs. undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov on June 1st in Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 27, 2018) – Eternal confrontation: experience vs. youth will continue June 1st at M-1 Challenge 93 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov (10-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), who was mentioned by Fighters Only Magazine among the 20 top MMA prospects for 2018, will defend his title for the first time against American favorite Joe…
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“Storm” Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93, Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight

"Storm" Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93   Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight   June 1 in Chelyabinsk, Russia Alexander Shlemenko (R) is as tough as they come SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 24, 2018)) - One of the greatest middleweights in mix martial arts history, Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko, returns to…
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Heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92   May 24 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia Sergei Kharitonov (R) SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 23, 2018)) - Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov returns to The Rage on May 24 to headline M-1 Challenge 92 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0)…
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Undisputed M-1 Challenge Flyweight Championship Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov

Undisputed M-1 Challenge Flyweight Championship Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov   M-1 Challenge 91, May 12, in Shenzhen, China SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 19, 2018)) - M-1 Global, in association with WKG, has announced an "undisputed" title bout May 12 for the M-1 Challenge 91main event, pitting M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchukand Interim titlist Arman Ashimov, in Shenzhen, China. M-1…
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M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko remains perfect Stops Alexander Butenko to go 18-0-0

M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko remains perfect Stops Alexander Butenko to go 18-0-0   M-1 CHALLENGE 90 RESULTS And still champion.......Alexey Kuchenko (R) SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 31, 2018) - M-1 Challenge welterweight championAlexey Kunchenko improved his professional MMA record to a perfect 18-0-0, stopping Russian challenger Alexander "Iron Capture" Butenko in the third round of last…
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M-1 Challenge 90 Weights & Pictures

M-1 CHALLENGE 90 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & PICTURES   M-1 CHALLENGE 90 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & PICTURES  SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 29, 2018) -- The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow's M-1 Challenge 90 card to be held at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Below find the official fighters' weight and pictures.    MAIN CARD MAIN…
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M-1 Challenge 90 Fact Sheet

M-1 CHALLENGE 90 FACT SHEET  MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT -- M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP- 5 X 5 Alexey Kunchenko (17-0-0, M-1: 9-0-0), Champion, Russia vs. Alexander "Iron Capture" Butenko (45-12-3, M-1: 11-2-1), Challenger, Russia CO-FEATURE - MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 Joe "Diesel" Riggs (47-17-0, 1 NV, M-1: 2-0-0), USA vs. Boris Polejay (18-6-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Ukraine FLYWEIGHTS -- 3…
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American Nate “The Train” Landwehr keeps rollin’ Takes on M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Khamzat Dalgiev at M-1 Challenge 91

American Nate "The Train" Landwehr keeps rollin' Takes on M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Khamzat Dalgiev at M-1 Challenge 91   April 21, in Saint Petersburg at M-1 Arena Nate "The Train" Landwehr is a showman SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 19, 2018) - American mixed-martial-arts star Nate "The Train" Landwehr will compete for his first M-1 Global title,…
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Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to defend title belt against former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander Butenko

Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to defend title belt against former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander Butenko   Joe Riggs vs. Boris Polezhay in co-feature   M-1 Challenge 90, Mar. 30, in Saint Petersburg at M-1 Arena SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 14, 2018) - Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko (17-0-0) will put his perfect…
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M-1 Challenge 89 results & pictures from Russia

"Buki" is back!   Ivan Buchinger rebounds from title loss with impressive win over Andrey Krasnikov   M-1 CHALLENGE 89 RESULTS Ivan Buchinger is back! SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 10, 2018) -- Former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan "Buki" Buchinger rebounded from his title loss last November with an impressive win over Andrey Krasnikov in tonight's M-1 Challenge 89 main event,…
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M-1 Challenge 89 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 CHALLENGE 89 WEIGHTS & PICTURES FROM RUSSIA M-1 CHALLENGE 89 FACT SHEET MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - FEATHERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 (L) Ivan "Buki" Buchinger (32-6-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Slovakia 149 lbs. (67,9 kg) vs. (R) Andrey Krasnikov (14-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine, 149 lbs. (67,9 kg) CO-FEATURE - FEATHERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5  (R) Viktor Kolesnik (11-3-1, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia…
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M-1 Challenge 89: Buchinger vs. Krasnikov FACT SHEET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 89 FACT SHEET Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov Mar. 10 in Saint Petersburg at new M-1 Arena  MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (32-6-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Slovakia vs. Andrey Krasnikov (14-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Viktor Kolesnik (11-3-1, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia vs.…
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Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov tops solid M-1 Challenge 89 main card

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov Tops solid M-1 Challenge 89 main card Mar. 10 in Saint Petersburg at new M-1 Arena SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 2, 2018) – Former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger hopes to bounce back strong from his title-losing loss against M-1 Global-debuting Andrey Krasnikov, March 10 in the M-1 Challenge 89 main event,…
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Damir Ismagulov & Movsar Evloev retain M-1 Challenge titles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Damir Ismagulov & Movsar Evloev retain M-1 Challenge titles   M-1 CHALLENGE 88 RESULTS & PICTURES  Damir Ismagulov celebrates his successful title defense against Raul Tutarauli MOSCOW (February 23, 2018) - M-1 Challenge champions Damir Ismagulovand Movsar Evloev both successfully defended their titles last night at M-1 Challenge 88 at Olympic Stadium on Moscow. Ismagulov (15-2-0), fighting…
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M-1 Challenge 88 Weights & Pictures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  M-1 Challenge 88 Weights & Pictures    Two M-1 Challenge title fights Damir Ismagulov vs. Raul Tutarauli Movsar Evloev vs. Sergey Morozov MOSCOW (February 21, 2018) - The official weigh in for tomorrow's M-1 Challenge 88, featuring two title fights, was held today in Moscow. Below find fighters' weights and weigh in pictures.…
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M-1 Challenge 88 Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  M-1 Challenge 88 Fact Sheet   Two M-1 Challenge title fights Damir Ismagulov vs. Raul Tutarauli Movsar Evloev vs. Sergey Morozov This Thursday in Moscow M-1 CHALLENGE 88 FACT SHEET MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5 Damir Ismagulov (14-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0), Champion, Russia vs. Raul Tutarauli (18-3-0-1,…
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M-1 Challenge 87 Results & Pictures from Saint Petersburg, Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Arena Grand Opening Arman Ashimov new Interim M-1 Challenge flyweight champion M-1 CHALLENGE 87 RESULTS & PICTURES  A full house celebrated the Grand Opening of M-1 Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (February 10, 2018) -- Kazakhstan fighter Arman Ashimov upset Mikael "Hulk" Silander to capture the Interim M-1 Challenge flyweight title last…
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M-1 Challenge 87 Weights & Pictures from Saint Petersburg, Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 87 WEIGHTS & PICTURES  SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (February 8, 2018) -- The official weigh in was held todau fpor tomorrow's M-1 Challenge 87, highlighted by the grand opening of M1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia.   MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - M-1 CHALLENGE INTERIM FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5…
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M-1 Challenge 87 Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 87 FACT SHEET MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - M-1 CHALLENGE INTERIM FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5 Mikael "Hulk" Silander (17-5-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Finland vs. Arman Ashimov (7-2-1, M-1: 2-0-0), Kazakhstan CO-FEATURE - LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 Kleber Raimundo "Orgulho" Silva (14-7-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil vs. Dimitry Mikutsa (7-3-1, M-1: 1-1-0), Ukraine FEATHERWEIGHTS…
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M-1 Challenge 87: Mikael Silander-Arman Ashimov Interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight title fight headliner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 87: Mikael Silander-Arman Ashimov Interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight title fight headliner Grand Opening of M-1 Arena, Feb. 9 Saint Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 25, 2018) - The Interim M-1 Challenge flyweight title will be on the line February 9, when Mikael "Hulk" Silander and Arman Ashimov square off in the M-1 Challenge 87 main event, in…
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2017 M-1 Global Prospect of the Year: Rising flyweight star Arman Ashimov

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2017 M-1 Global Prospect of the Year   Rising flyweight star Arman Ashimov   Arman Ashimov is shown above putting Rodrigo Melonio to sleep SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 18, 2018) - Rising flyweight Arman Ashimov has been named the 2017 M-1 Global Prospect of the Year. Ashimov (7-2-1, M-1: 2-0-0), 26, made…
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M-1 Global kicks-off 2018 in February with M-1 Challenge 87 & 88

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Global kicks-off 2018 in February with M-1 Challenge 87 & 88 SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 8, 2018) - M-1 Global will kick-off its 21stseason with a pair of international events in February, M-1 Challenge 87 and M-1 Challenge 88, respectively, Feb. 9 in Saint Petersburg and Feb. 22 in Moscow. Both events will be live-streamed from Russia in…
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M-1 Global’s 20th anniversary a smashing success in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Global's 20th anniversary a smashing success in 2017 M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (December 27, 2017) -- M-1 Global celebrated its 20thanniversary in style this past year, reestablishing itself as the preeminent mixed-martial-arts organization in Europe and Russia. M-1 promoted 13 Challenges in 2017, 11 across Russia, as…
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M-1 Challenge 86 results, fight video and pictures

Khamzat Dalgiev stops defending champion Ivan Buchinger in opening round to capture M-1 Challenge featherweight title M-1 CHALLENGE 86 OFFICIAL RESULTS And the new M-1 Challenge featherweight champion.....Khamzat Dalgiev INGUSHETIA, Russia (November 25, 2017) -- Russian challenge Khamzat Dalgievended the three-year plus reign of Ivan "Buki" Bunchinger as M-1 Challenge featherweight champion, knocking the Slovakian in the opening round…
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M-1 Challenge 86: Ivan Buchinger vs. Khamzat Dalgiev Weiights & Pictures

M-1 CHALLENGE 86 FACT SHEET Friday in Ingushetia, Russia   PRE - UNDERCARD   BANTAMWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 Dmitry "Shapoval" Orlov (13-7-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Ukraine - 134.7 lbs. (61.1 kg.) vs. Selem Evloev (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia - 134.9 lbs. (61.2 kg.) LIGHTWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 Arnaud Kherfallakh (4-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), France - 154.76 lbs. (70.2 kg.) vs. Vakha Shankhoev (5-3-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia…
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M-1 CHALLENGE 86 FACT SHEET

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 86 FACT SHEET This Friday in Ingushetia, Russia MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5 Ivan "Buki" Buchinger (32-5-0, M-1: 7-1-0), Champion, Slovakia vs. Khamzat Dalgiev (9-1-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Challenger, Russia CO-FEATURE - 196 LBS. CATCHWEIGHT - 3 X 5 Mikhail Ragozin (8-3-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Russia vs. Joseph…
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Ivan Buchinger defends M-1 Challenge featherweight title vs. Khamzat Dalgiev to headline M-1 Challenge 86

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ivan Buchinger defends   M-1 Challenge featherweight title vs.  Khamzat Dalgiev to headline M-1 Challenge 86 This Friday in Ingushetia, Russia Ivan Buchinger (R) has been the M-1 Challenge featherweight champion for 3 years SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (November 20, 2017) - M-1 Global holds one of its final events of the year on Friday night, featuring M-1…
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Damir Ismagulov takes decision in Super Fight over Rogerio Karranca

M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov (on top) won a decision over Rogerio Karranca in their non-title, Super Fight at M-1 Challenge 85 MOSCOW (November 11, 2017) -- M-1 Challenger lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov defeated Rogerio Karranca in a non-title, Super Fight last night in the M-1 Challenge 85 main event, at the Ice Palace in Moscow. In another true international MMA…
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M-1 Challenge 85: Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogerio Karranca   WEIGHTS & PICTURES  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 85: Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogerio Karranca WEIGHTS & PICTURES   This Friday at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia M-1 Challenge 85 Press Conference M-1 CHALLENGE 85 WEIGHTS   MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - LIGHTWEIGHT SUPER FIGHT - 3 X 5 (R) Damir Ismagulov (12-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), Kazakhstan by way of Russia, 155,86 lbs.…
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M-1 Challenge 85 Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogerio Karranca M-1 Challenge 85 Super Fight   M-1 CHALLENGE 85 FACT SHEET  This Friday at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - LIGHTWEIGHT SUPER FIGHT - 3 X 5 Damir Ismagulov (12-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), Kazakhstan by way of Russia vs. Rogerio Karranca (13-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil CO-FEATURE FEATHERWEIGHTS -…
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Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogerio Karranca M-1 Challenge 85 Super Fight, Giga Kukhalashvili vs. Stephan Puetz in co-feature line here.

Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogerio Karranca M-1 Challenge 85 Super Fight   Giga Kukhalashvili vs. Stephan Puetz in co-feature Nov. 10 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia  Damir Ismagulov (R) is the M-1 Challenge 85 headliner SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (November 2, 2017) - The stars will be out November 10 at M-1 Challenge 85, featuring M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov,…
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