Vitruk-Morozov bantamweight semifinal eliminator added to M-1 Challenge 64

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Vitruk-Morozov bantamweight semifinal eliminator added to M-1 Challenge 64

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Pavel Vitruk vs. Sergey Morozov
M-1 Challenge bantamweight semifinal eliminator
Added to M-1 Challenge 64, Feb. 19 in Moscow
 
Volkov vs. Smoldaraev for vacant 
M-1 Challenge heavyweight championship
 
Barnaoui defends 
M-1 Challenge lightweight title vs. Damkovsky

(L-R) Sergey Morozov & Pavel Vitruk
 
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 14, 2016) - Another potentially explosive match has been added to an already top heavy-loaded M-1 Challenge 64, taking placeFebruary 19 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, as Pavel Vitruk takes on Sergey Morozovin a special M-1 Challenge bantamweight semifinal eliminator.
 
The M-1 Challenge 64 headliner finds newly M-1 Global-signed Alexander "Drago" Volkov (24-6-0, M-1: 8-3-0), of Russia, against powerful Estonian challenger Denis Smoldaraev (11-1-0, M-1: 7-1-0) for the vacant M-1 Challenge heavyweight championship.
 
In the co-feature, M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Mansour "Tarzan" Barnaoui(12-3-0, M-1: 2-2-0), fighting out of Paris, defends his title against Belarussian challengerArtiom Damkovsky (20-9-0, M-1: 10-6-0)
 
M-1 Challenge 64 will be streamed live from Moscow 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.
 
A native of Ukraine fighting out of St. Petersburg, Vitruk (12-2-0, M-1: 6-2-0) is coming off back-to-back losses to American Lee Morrison by decision at M-1 Challenge 55 andMax Coga by third-round decision at M-1 Challenge 58.  Representing the famed Alexander Nevsky Club in St. Petersburg, Vitruk has a strong Muay Thai foundation.  After fighting exclusively as a featherweight, Vitruk has decided to drop down one weight class and compete as a bantamweight.
 
 
Pavel Vitruk (R) displays his effective jab to set-up his other moves
 
The 26-year-old Morozov (4-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0) is coming off a pair of impressive second-round stoppages via punches over Andy Young at M-1 Challenge 59 and Rijitigala Amu at M-1 Challenge 53.  The Kazakh is a hot bantamweight prospect who is equally comfortable on his feet or on the ground.
 

 
Morozov is shown here ready to unload on his opponent
 
The winner of Vitruk vs. Morozov will advance to fight the victor from a soon-to-be announced second title eliminator for the vacant M-1 Challenge bantamweight title.
 
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