M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow

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M-1 Challenge 72 Weights & Pictures from Moscow

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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 lbs. (76.3 kg)
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 3 X 5  
ARTEM FROLOV (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)
vs.
LUIGI "The Italian Tank" FIORAVANTI (26-14-0, M-1: 4-3-0), USA 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)
 

KRISTIJAN "Pacman" PERAK (9-3-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Croatia 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)
vs.
TALEKH "The Azerbaijan Terminator" NADZHAFZADE (4-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Azerbaijan 184 ½ lbs. (83.9 kg)
 
LIGHTWEIGHTS - 3 X 5
 

ARTIOM DAMKOVSKY (21-10-0, M-1: 11-7-0), Belarus 154 lbs. (70.1 kg)
vs.
ALEXEY "Ataman" MAKHNO (13-4-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70.3 kg)
 

DAMIR ISMAGULOV (8-2-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia by way of Kazakhstan, 159 lbs. (72.4 kg)
vs.
RUBENILTON "Rubinho" PEREIRA (16-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil 160 lbs. (72.9 kg)
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS - 3 X 5
 

ARTUR TYULPAROV (pro debut), Russia 204 lbs. (92.6 kg)
vs.
MICAL KOTALIK (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Czech Republic 204 lbs. (92.6 kg)
 
WELTERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5
 
DANILA PRIKAZA (4-1-1, M-1: 2-1-0), Russia, 168 lbs. (76.5 kg)
vs.
IVICA "Terror" TRUSCEK (31-27-0, M-1: 0-3-0) 167 lbs. (75.8 kg)
 

ADAM BAKAEV (0-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 169 lbs. (76.9 kg)
vs.
MAKSIM "Mad Max" MELNIK (2-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0) 168 lbs. (76.5 kg)
 
FEATHERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5
 

TIMOR NAGIBIN (7-2-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia 147 ½ lbs. (67.1 kg)
vs.
KURBANALI ABDUSALAMOV (6-2-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia 147 ½ lbs. (67.1 kg)
 
BANTAMWEIGHTS - 3 X 5
 

ALEXEY NAUMOV (12-4-0, M-1: 1-2-0), Ukraine, 135 lbs. (61.3 kg)
vs.
MOKTAR "Le Kabyle" BENKACI (11-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), France, 135 ½ lbs. (61.6 kg)
 

BAIR SHTEPIN (3-1-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia 137 lbs. (62.5 kg)
vs.
ALEXSANDR LUNGA (8-8-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 139 lbs. (63.1 kg)
 
WHEN:         Friday, November 18, 2016
 
WHERE:       Moscow, Russia
 
PROMOTER:  M-1 Global
 
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