For Immediate Release
M-1 Challenge title fights announced
Puetz vs. Nemkov II, Emeev vs. Fioravanti
M-1 Challenge 63, Dec. 4 in St. Petersburg, Russia
(L-R) Viktor Nemkov & Stephan Puetz from their first M-1 Challenge light heavyweight title fight
(photo gallery below)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (November 3, 2015) - M-1 Global has announced twin M-1 Challenge title fights as light heavyweight champion Stephan "T-800" Puetz takes on former champion Viktor Nemkov and middleweight titlist Ramazan Emeev faces American challenger Luigi "The Italian Tank" Fioravanti in the rescheduled M-1 Challenge 63 to be held December 4 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 63
will be streamed live from St. Petersburg 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 of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Puetz (13-1-0, 5 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), arguably MMA's the hottest light heavyweight fighter today, is coming off a sensational SuperFight victory this past May against M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura
, whose severely broken nose halted the action in the third round at M-1 Challenge 57
Undefeated in four M-1 Global fights to date, Puetz captured the coveted M-1 Challenge title 1 ½ years ago with a hard fought five-round split decision over defending champion Nemkov, who was making his first title defense after having defeated Vasily Babich (SUB2 - arm-lock) two years ago for the vacant title.
Fighting out of Munich, Germany, Puetz defeated Valery Myasnikov (TKO2 - punches) and Luis Fernando Mirando (SUB2 - choke) in his two title defenses to date.
Kazakhstan-native Nemkov, who fights out of Stary Oskol, Russia, has won two in a row since losing to Puetz, including an impressive decision in his last action over always tough Maro Perak this past December.
An M-1 Global veteran with 12 victories in 16 M-1 fights, Nemkov lost his original M-1 title fight back in 2011, losing by submission (choke) to Vinny Magalhaes.
A two-time and reigning M-1 Challenge middleweight champion, Emeev (12-3-0, 2 KO/TKO, 6 SUB) is a native of Dagestan who fights out of Makhachkala, Russia. He first won the M-1 Challenge championship in 2012 at M-1 Challenge 35
, taking a decision fromMario Miranda
, who Emeev defeated four months later by third-round knockout at M-1 Challenge 38
At M-1 Challenge 51, Emeev was topped in the fourth round byVyacheslav Vasilevsky, who lost the title back to Emeev by fifth-round submission this past April at M-1 Challenge 56.
Fioravanti (26-13-0, 10 KO/TKO, 7 SUB), representing American Top Team, is a popular fighter out of Orlando, Florida. His last fight was a second-round win by submission (choke) last July against Sergey Kovalev at M-1 Challenge 59.
Fight Network will air M-1 Challenge 63 live on Cablevision's Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable, Suddenlink Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Additional fights will soon be announced by M-1 Global.
Puetz (L) strikes Tybura
Puetz has been unbeatable in M-1 Global competition, shining here vs. Tybura
Puetz finishes off Valery Myasnikov
Nemkov had position on Puetz
Nemkov (R) kicks Perak
Nemkov punishes Perak
Emeev has position on Vasilevsky
Emeev (L) vs. Vasilevsky
Luigi Fioravanti (R) unloads on his opponent
Fioravanti ends the show vs. Kovalev
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