Solid M-1 Challenge 70 main card set
Eduardo Ramon new opponent for
Alexey Kunchenko in non-title fight headliner
This Saturday in Syktyvkar, Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (September 8, 2016) - M-1 Global has put together a solid main card, headlined by M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko against late replacement Eduardo "Camelo" Ramon (11-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), for this Saturday's (Sept. 10) M-1 Challenge 70 in Syktyvkar, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 70
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. 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.
Kunchenko (13-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, will put his undefeated professional record on the line against Ramon in their non-title fight. Kunchenko captured the coveted M-1 Challenge welterweight titl belt in his last fight, when defending M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Murad Abdulaev retired during the fourth round this past April at M-1 Challenge 65.
Ramon is a late replacement for an injured Maxin Grabovich. The talented Brazilian will be making his M-1 debut.
Russian Andrey Seledtsov (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0) takes on undefeated GermanRene Hoppe (5-0-0), who will be making his M-1 debut, in a light heavyweight clash with future title fight implications at stake.
In another match-up that could very well lead to a title fight, former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich (12-1-0, M-1: 6-1-0), fighting out of Saint Petersburg, Russia by way of Ukraine, takes on former M-1 Challenge lightweight title challenger Artem Damkovsky (20-1-0, M-1: 10-7-0), of Belarus.
Round out the M1 Challenge 70 main card are two more potentially explosive fights as Russian featherweights Timur Naginbin (7-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0) andAlexey Nevzorov (9-2-0, 4-1-0) throw-down, while French bantamweightMoktar "Le Kabyle" Benkaci (11-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0) faces Vadim "Bad Santa" Maygin (6-1-1, M-1: 0-0-1), of Russia.
The preliminary bouts include undefeated Russian middleweight Artem Frolov(6-0-0) vs. Brazilian Rafael "Kratos" Xavier (3-1-0), Ukrainian middleweightArtem "Shockwave" Shokalo (17-14-1) vs. Russian Roman "War" Yarynkin(6-1-0), Russian middleweight Khabib Isaev (1-0-0) vs. countryman Artur Potekaylov (2-1-0) and Russian bantamweight Sergey Voloshin (2-0-0) vs. pro-debuting countryman Vitaly Chesnokov.
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