M-1 Challenge 53 Results

M-1 Challenge 53 Results   

Tybura retains M-1 Challenge heavyweight title

Kharitonev stops Garner, Grabowski defeats Gluhuv

Complete results and photo gallery below
Marcin Tybura MMA
And still Champion.....Marcin Tybura

BEIJING, CHINA (Nov. 25, 2014) - Last night at M-1 Challenge: Battle in the Celestial Empire, undefeated M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin "Tybur" Tybura (12-0-0, 4 KO/TKO, 6 SUB) had a very successful first title defense, Russian heavyweight Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonev (22-5-0, 12 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) registered another impressive knockout, and former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Damian "Polish Pitbull" Grabowski (20-2-0, 6 KO/TKO 12 SUB) returned to his winning ways in the blockbuster event.
M-1 Global is the first company sanctioned to promote professional mixed-martial-arts in China at this elite level. The event was held at Wukesong Arena, which was the site for basketball during the 2008 Olympics.


Tybura, of Poland, needed only 3:35 to force previously unbeaten Estonian challenger Denis Smoldarev (8-1-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) into tapping-out from a rear naked choke.

Kharitonev emerged victorious from his Heavyweight Super Fight against American challenger and late replacement Kenny "Deuce" Garner (14-8-0, 8 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) when the doctor stopped the fight in the third round.

Grabowski locked an arm triangle as Latvian challenger and knockout specialist,Konstantine "Lacplesis" Gluhuv (28-14-0, 21 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) submitted in round three of their Special Heavyweight Attraction.

Four-time Washu Sanda champion Muslim "King of Wushu Sanda" Salikhov, of Russia, improved his professional record to 5-1-0 with a first-round knockout by punches of Brazilian welterweight Victor "Kratos" Sckoteski (5-2-0, 3 KO/TKO, 1 SUB).

Undefeated Ukrainian featherweight Pavel Vitruk (12-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) kept his perfect record intact, punching out Brazilian invader Rafael "Gogo" Miranda(9-5-0, 2 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) in the opening round.

Chinese bantamweight Honggang "The Master" Yao (10-4-1) and Nikita "Piranha" Chistyakov (4-1-1), of Russia, fought to a three-round majority draw.

Unbeaten Kazakh bantamweight Sergey Morozov (5-0-0) punched his way to a second round knockout victory over fan-favorite Rijirigala Amu (8-4-0), of China.

The pro debut of Movsar Evloev was successful as the Russian bantamweight defeated another Chinese fighter, Jianwei "Yangtze Uksw" He (1-2-0), by way of a rear naked choke that resulted in a second-round submission.





Marcin Tybura (12-0-0), Poland                   WSUB1 (3:35 - rear naked choke)                Denis Smoldarev(8-0-0), Estonia

(Tybura retained M-1 Challenge heavyweight title)

Sergei Kharitonev (22-5-0), Russia                          WTKO3 (2:01)                          Kenny Garner (14-8-0), United States

Damian Grabowski(20-2-0), Poland              WSUB3 (1:47 - arm triangle)                   Konstantin Gluhuv (28-15-0), Latvia


Muslim Salikhov (6-1-0), Russia                        WKO1 (4:27 - punch)                                  Victor Sckoteski(5-2-0), Brazil


Pavel Vitruk (12-0-0), Ukraine                           WKO1 (1:44 - punch)                                   Rafael Miranda (9-5-4), Brazil


Honggang Yao(10-4-1), China                                         D3                                            Nikita Chistyakov (5-1-1), Russia

Sergey Morozov (5-0-0), Kazakhstan           WTKO2 (4:36 - punches)                                 Rijirigala Amu (8-3-0), China

Movsar Ervoev(1-0-0), Russia               WSUB2 (2:56 - rear naked choke)                             JiaNwei He (1-1-0), China

 Marcin Tybura on top of Denis Smoldarev



Marcin Tybura finishes off Denis Smoldarev



Marcin Tybura on top of Denis Smoldarev 




Sergei Kharitonev (R) strikes Kenny Garner

Kenny Garner (L) and Sergei Kharitonev exchange strikes 

Sergei Kharitonev (L) pounds Kenny Garner 

Damian Grabowski (R) kicks Konstantin Gluhuv 

Damian Grabowski tosses Konstantin Gluhuv 

(L-R) Konstantin Gluhov and Damian Grabowski 

(L-R) Muslim Salikov & Victor Sckoteski 

Muslim Salikhov (R) kicks Victor Sckoteski 

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda 

Pavel Vitruk (R) nails Rafael Miranda 

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda 

Nikita Chistyakov (L) jabs Honggang Yao 

Honggang Yao (top) and Nikita Chistyakov 


Nikita Chistyakov (bottom)  and Honggang Yao



Sergey Morozov (standing) and Rijirigala Amu

(L-R) Rijirigaka Amu and Sergey Morozov 


Sergey Morozov celebrates his 5th pro career win

Movsar Evloev (L) punches Jianwei He 



Legendary MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko was a special guest



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