Category Archives: Russian MMA News

Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion, Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos, Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut

Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion, Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos, Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Undefeated Movsar Evloev New M-1 Challenge Bantamweight Champion   Sergei Kharitonov defeats Geronimo Dos Santos   Joe Riggs wins M-1 Global debut   M-1 CHALLENGE 81 RESULTS INGUSHETIA, Russia (July 23, 2017 – Undefeated Movsar Evloev is the new M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion after he defeated defending champion Pavel Vitruk in the M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6 main event, last night in the Republic of Ingushetia. The international MMA event – fighters represented 11 different countries — coincided with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Republic of Ingushetia. (L-R) — M-1 Global promoter Vadim Finkelchtein & new M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Movsar Evloev. Evloev (8-0-0, M-1: 8-0-0), who was the interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion, is a Russian fighter whose entire pro career has been in M-1...

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M-1 Challenge: Markus “CaveMan” Vanttinen Promo Video

M-1 Challenge: Markus “Caveman” Vanttinen Promo Video  M-1 Challenge 82, August 5, in Helsinki Markus Vanttinen Highlight Video SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (July 18, 2017) – Finnish MMA star Markus “Caveman” Vanttinen will headline the first M-1 Global show held in Finland in nine years, August 5, at M-1 Challenge 82, at Hatwall Arena in Helsinki. M-1 Challenge 82 will be streamed live from Helsinki, Finland, in high definition on www.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 the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), will take on  Russian light heavyweight prospect Mikhail Ragozin (8-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0).  in the M-1 Challenge 82 main event. INFORMATION: www.M1Global.tv www.mixfight.ru www.wmmaa.org Twitter & Instagram: @M1GlobalNews @VFinkelchtein @M1Global Facebook: www.facebook.com/M-1-GlobalNews  ...

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Sensational heavyweight showdown announced for “M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6” Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos

Sensational heavyweight showdown announced for “M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6” Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos K July 22 in Ingushetia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 28, 2017 – M-1 Global has announced a sensational heavyweight shodeown between two International stars, Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov and Geronimo “Mondragon” Dos Santos, at the July 22ndM-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6, to be held in the Republic of Ingushetia. The international MMA event will coincide with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Republic of Ingushetia. The M-1 Challenge bantamweight championship fight between defending champion Pavel Vitruk (14-2-0), and interim titlist Movsar Evloev (7-0, M-1: 7-0) had been previously announced for M-1 Challenge 81.   The two giant heavyweights fighting on the card are each world ranked by Fightmatrix, both preferring early endings as they have 40 combined knockouts. This exciting duel is a...

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Pavel Vitruk to defend M-1 Challenge bantamweight title vs. Interim titlist Movsar Evloev

Pavel Vitruk to defend M-1 Challenge bantamweight title vs. Interim titlist Movsar Evloev FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pavel Vitruk to defend M-1 Challenge bantamweight title vs. Interim titlist Movsar Evloev M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6, July 22 in Ingushetia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 16, 2017 – M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Pavel Vitruk will defend his title against interim titlist Movsar Evloev, July 22 in the M-1 Challenge 81: Battle in the Mountains 6 main event, in the Republic of Ingushetia. The international MMA event will coincide with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Republic of Ingushetia. Vitruk (14-2-0), fighting out of Moscow, bounced back strong from a sub-par 2016 with impressive victories over Sergei Morozov and then Vitaly Branchukom to become the first M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion. Vitruk, though, was unable to make his first title defense until now,...

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Shlemenko-Halsey 3? Only at light heavyweight!

Shlemenko-Halsey 3? Only at light heavyweight! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey 3? Only if it’s a light heavyweight fight SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 9, 2017) — World-class MMA middleweights Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko and Brandon “Bull” Halsey have fought twice with each opponent imposing their wills from the opening bell to secure a quick victory. Will they complete a rare MMA trilogy? Only if it’s a light heavyweight fight, according to Halsey. “I’d take the fight in an instant at 205 (lbs); I can’t make it down to 185,” Halsey said. “I think the fans would really love to see this fight. I’d be healthy, he’d be healthy. It would last more than 30 seconds. It would be a war!” The two-fight split outcomes, which totaled only 56 seconds, calls for a “rubber match” to determine which one is the better fighter. Shlemenko-Halsey...

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THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione

THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione I have been involved in combat sports for several years and I feel like the fight between ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Meathead’ is going to play out like this… The opening bell sounds, Fedor is cool and calm with Russia supporting him. He knows something about his Russian friends that we don’t. He has drank Vodka with Vladimir Putin. He moves forward, every hardcore fan is on the edge of their seat. We all want to see the old Fedor from the Pride FC era. Red, White, and Blue flags are waving on front porches all over the United States. Little kids are running down the street with their mini flags while their All-American parents BBQ, drink Bud Light, and talk how great America is with Trump...

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M1 Challenge 79 Results

M1 Challenge 79 Results M1 Challenge 79 Schlemenko vs Halsey 2. Sergey Romanov Defeats Arda Adas via 1st rd Submission to Injury (Broken Arm) Alexey Makhno Defeats Michel Silva via Majority Decision Oleg Olenichev Defeats E. Solves Torres via UD Khamzat Dalgiev Defeats Dragan Pešic via 1st rd Heel Hook Josh Rettinghouse  Defeats  B. Uulu Toichubay via 2nd rd RNC Anton Vyazigin Defeats Yuriy Protzenko via UD  A. Shlemenko  Defeats  Brandon Halsey via 1st rd Submission To Strikes Bair Shtepin Defeats Won Jun Jang via 3rd rd TKO Dimitriy Mikutsa Defeats Dmitry Tebekin via UD 30-29 x 3 Nikolay Goncharov  vs.  Maxim Pugachev Ends in a Split Draw 30-29, 29-30, 29-29 Aleksandr Osetrov defeats Almog Shay via UD Temirlan Sharipov Defeats Danila Prikaza via Majority Decision...

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Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown

Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strong M-1 Challenge 77 main card set Viktor Nemkov takes on Ronny Markes In light heavyweight showdown May 19 in Sochi, Russia Viktor Nemkov (L) is an MMA warrior and one of the top M-1 Global pound-for-pound fighters ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 10, 2017) – Former two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov will take on M-1 Global-debutingRonny Markes, May 19, in the M-1 Challenge 77 main event at Sochi, Russia. M-1 Challenge 77 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TVlive from Sochi, Russia. 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 the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets....

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Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title M-1 CHALLENGE 76 RESULTS NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (April 23, 2017) – Undefeated Movsar Evloev captured the Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title in last night’s M-1 Challenge 76 main event at Nazran, Ingushetia, Russia. Evloev improved his professional MMA record to 7-0-0, all in M-1 Challenge events, by knocking out Russian Alexey Nevzorov (12-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0) in the second round. Evloev, who was coming off an impressive three-round decision over American Lee Morrison, took advantage of his opportunity to fight for the interim title, due to a long-term injury to reigning M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Pavel Vitruk. The judges were busy as seven of the other nine fights on the M-1 Challenge 76 card went the full distance.  Fighters represented six different countries on this...

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Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card

Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card June 15 in China   MOSCOW (March 27, 2017) – Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov has committed to fighting June 15 on the M-1 Challenge 80 card in Harbin, China.  Kharitonov will square-off against veteran Brazilian MMA fighter Marcus Viniciuds “Montanha” Lopes in the main event. Kharitonov (23-6-0, M-1: 3-0-0) is undefeated in three M-1 Challenge events having defeated former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner twice, at M-1 Challenge 59 in 2015 at Kazakhstan (WKO/TKO4 – punches) and M-1 Challenge 43 in 2013 at China, (KO/TKO3 – injury), and to Alexei Kudin at M-1 Challenge 53 in 2014 Russia (KO2). Kharitonov, who has also fought in Strikeforce and PRIDE, has defeated some of...

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