Daniel Swain defeats Masu Nuertiebieke, Mikhail Zayats decisions Caio Malgahaes
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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 27-year-old Swain (18-8-1), fighting out of Newport, Washington, used a knee bar to submit local favorite, Nuertiebieke (12-3-0), in the opening round of their fight that was contested at 147 1/2 pounds (67-kilograms.)
In the co-featured event, Russian National Sambo and hand-to-hand combat championMikhail Zayats (24-8-0) won a three-round unanimous decision over Brazilian middleweight Caio "Hellboy" Magalhaes (10-5-0), a past M-1 Challenge middleweight title challenger.
Brazilian lightweight Michel "Sassarito" Silva (19-7-1) defeated Li Bolin (7-5-0), of China, by way of an arm triangle for a first-round submission.
Chinese welterweight Kuerban Jiang (19-9-0) won a three-round unanimous decision against American Robert "TO" Turnquest (7-5-0), who has a black belt in judo.
In the main card opener, Ukrainian featherweight Andrey "Iron" Lezhnev (18-7-0) locked in a rear naked choke on Asikeerbai (14-7-0), of China, for a win by first-round submission.
On the preliminary card, Georgian flyweight Vazha Tsiptauri (5-1-0) and proved to be too much for his Chinese opponent, Liang Hui (10-3-0), who lost via submission in the first round thanks to a Guillotine Choke.
In a battle between undefeated female flyweights, China's Yan Qi Hui improved to 10-0-0 with a first-round technical knockout of 9-1-0 Olga Golynska, of Russia, when their fight was stopped because of Hui's relentless ground-and-pound attack.
Russian bantamweight prospect Selem Eloev (4-0-0) remained undefeated, submittingXiaolong Wu (16-5-0), of China, with a rear naked choke hold in the opening round; Poland light heavyweight Rafal "Kjana" Kijanczuk (3-0-0) stopped Mathew Clempner (2-1-0), of the United Kingdom, in round one; Chinese bantamweight Huoyiybai Chuhayifu(10-3-1) took a three-round unanimous decision from Janne "Jamba" Elonen-Kulmala(16-7-1), of Finland.
M-1 Challenge 91 was a true International competition with featuring fighters representing nine different countries: Russia, China, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland and Finland.
Complete results and photo gallery below:
MAIN EVENT - 67 KG. CATCHWEIGHT
Daniel Swain (18-8-1, M-1: 1-0-1), USA
WSUB1 (kneebar - 1:04)
Masu Nuertiebieke (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China
CO-FEATURE - FEATHERWEIGHTS
Mikhail Zayats (24-8-0, M-1: 14-5-0), Russia
Caio Magalhaes (10-5-0, M-1: 1-2-0), Brazil
Michel Silva (19-7-1, M-1: 1-2-0), Brazil
WSUB1 (Arm Triangle - 3:30)
Li Bolin (7-5-0, M-1: 0-1-0-), China
Kuerban Jiang (18-10-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China
Robert Turnquest (8-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), USA
Andrey Lezhnev (18-7-0, M-1: 6-3-0), Ukraine
WSUB1 (Rear Naked Choke - 3:11)
Asikeerbai (14-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China
Rafal Kijanczuk (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Poland
Mathew Clempner (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), UK
Vazha Tsiptauri (5-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Georgia
WSUB1 (Guillotine Choke - 3:47)
Liang Hui (10-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China
Yan Qi Hui (10-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), China
WTKO1 (Ground & Pound Stoppage - 3:35)
Olga Golymska (8-1-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia
Selem Eloev (4-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia
WSUB1 (Rear Naked Choke - 2:42)
Xiaolong Wu (16-5-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China
Huoyiybai Chuhayifu (10-3-1, M-1: 1-0-0), China
Janne Elonen-Kulmala (15-7-1, M-1: 1-2-1)
Daniel Swain finished off Masu Nuertiebieke in the opening round with a knee-bar
Mikhail Zayats (R) won a hard fought decision over Caio Magalhaes
Andrey Lezhnev celebrates his win by submission over Asikeerbai
Kuerban Jiang was a winner
Michel Silva (R) was too much for Li Bolin to handle
May 24 - M-1 Challenge 92: Kharitonov vs. Vyazigin in Saint Petersburg, Russia
June 1 - M-1 Challenge 93: Shelemnko vs. Silva in Chelyabinsk, Russia
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