M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura retained his title
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INGUSHETIA, Russia (September 20, 2015) - M-1 Challenge heavyweight championMarcin Tybura retained his title, technically winning by first round knockout as challenger Ante "The Walking Trouble" Delija broke his leg, in tonight's M-1 Challenge 61: Battle of Narts at Ingushetia, Russia.
Tybura (13-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), fighting out of Poland, bounced back from a loss action in which he lost a Super Fight to M-1 Challenge light heavyweight championStephan Puetz by way of a third-round stoppage due to severely broken nose.
Against Russian challenger Delija (14-3-0, 14-3-o, 5 KO/TKO, 7 SUB) in M-1Challenge 61, Delija broke his lower leg when a kick was blocked by Tybura, who pounced on his fallen foe until the referee stopped the fight when he saw Delija's grotesquely injured leg.
Three of the other four main card fights ended in decisions. In the co-feature, Antun "Killer" Racic (18-6-0, 0 KO/TKO, 13 SUB), of Croatia, halted Russian featherweightAlexey Nevzorev's (9-2-0, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) unbeaten M-1 record at 3-0, taking a unanimous decision.
In a pair of featherweights matches, both decided by unanimous decisions, Russian prospect Magomed Idrisov (6-0-0, 2 KO/TKO, 0 SUB) remained undefeated against Lithuanian veteran Sergej Grecicho (21-7-0, 2 KO/TKO, 15 SUB), while UkrainianAlexander Panasyuk (6-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) got the best of Russian Lom-Ali Nalgiev (3-4-0, 0 KO/TKO, 2 SUB).
Brazilian light heavyweight Carlos Alexander "Indio" Pereira (33-10-0, 22 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) was impressive in his M-1 debut, locking an arm-bar on late replacement Ruslan Zhemukhov (5-2-0, 0 KO/TKO, 2 SUB), of Russia, in the opening round.
Judges were needed in six of eight preliminary fights. Russian lightweight Ramazan Esenbaev (9-1-0, 2 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) and his countryman, welterweight Rustam Gadzhiev (6-3-0, 2 KO/TKO, 0 SUB), were unanimous decision winners, respectively, over Kazakh-native Damir Ismagulov (4-2-0, 3 KO/TKO, 0 SUB) and UkrainianVyachseslav Ten (10-5-2, 4 KO/TKO, 6 SUB).
Split-decision victors were Russian welterweight Maksim Grabovich (2-0-0, 1 KO/TKO, 0 SUB), who ruined Adam Elmirziev's (0-1-0) professional debut, and Elmar Mamedovversus Ruslan Esmurziev (3-1-0, 2 KO/TKO) in a battle of Russian featherweights.
Russian light heavyweight Akramat Evkurov (5-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 1 SUB) used an arm-bar in his first-round submission win against Ukrainian Sergey Kutsy (2-3-0, 1 KO/TKO, 1 SUB). Russian heavyweight Murad Ismailov (5-0-0, 5 KO/TKO) went 5-for-5 with 5 KO wins in his young pro MMA career stopping Evgeni Boldyrev (8-6-0, 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB), of Ukraine, in the first round on punches.
Complete results below:
(winners listed first)
M-1 CHALLENGE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Marcin Tybura (12-1-0), Lodz, Poland
WKO/TKO1 (Injury - 2:21)
Ante Delija (14-3-0), Russia
(Tybura retained M-1 Challenge heavyweight title)
Carlos Alexander Pereira (33-10-0), Brazil
WSUB1 (Armbar - 4:02)
Ruslan Zhemukhov (5-1-0), Russia
Alexander Panasyuk (6-1-0), Ukraine
Lom-Ali Nalgiev (3-4-0), Russia
Magomed Idrisov (6-0-0), Russia
Sergej Grecicho (21-7-0), Lithuania
Antun Racic (18-6-0), Croatia
Alexey Nevzorov (9-2-0), Russia
Evgeni Boldyrev (9-5-0), Ukraine
WKO/TKO1 (Punches - 1:38)
Murad Izmailov (4-1-0), Russia
Mikhail Ragozin (3-1-0), Russia
WKO/TKO3 (Punches - 2:00)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (10-5-0), Ukraine
Akramat Evkurov (5-1-0), Russia
WSUB1 (Armbar - 1:00)
Sergey Kutsy (2-3-0), Ukraine
Rustam Gadzhiev (6-3-0), Russia
Vyacheslav Ten (10-5-2), Ukraine
Maksim Grabovich (2-0-0), Russia
Adam Elmirziev (0-1-0), Russia
Ramazan Ezenbaev (9-1-0), Russia
Damir Ismagulov (4-2-0), Russia
Elmar Mamedov (2-0-0), Russia
Ruslan Esmurziev (2-2-0), Russia