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 in Helsinki.
M-1 Challenge 82 will be streamed live from Helsinki, Finland, in high definition on www.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.
Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), will take on Russian light heavyweight prospect Mikhail Ragozin (8-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0). in the M-1 Challenge 82 main event.
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M-1 CHALLENGE EVENT CALENDAR:
M-1 Challenge 81: July 22, 2017 in Ingushetia, Russia
M-1 Challenge 82: August 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland
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