Category Archives: M-1 Challenge

M-1 Challenge 82 results from Finland

M-1 Challenge 82 results from Finland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zayats defeats Vanttinen by decision in M-1 Challenge 82 main event OFFICIAL RESULTS Mikhail Zayats was too much for Marcus Vanttinen HELSINKI, Finland (August 6, 2017) – Russian light heavyweight Mikhail Zayatsdefeated Marcus “Caveman” Vanttinen by unanimous decision in last night’s M-1 Challenge 82 main event, which headlined the first M-1 Global event held in Finland during the last nine years. Zayats (23-8-0, M-1: 13-5-0) returned to an M-1 Global-promoted event for the first time in nearly six years. The Russian strongman see pictured below), who had fought the past few years in Bellator, ruined the night for local favorite Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-3-0), one of six Finnish fighters on the Helsinki card. International fighters represented nine different countries: Russia, Finland, Brazil, USA, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Ukraine and Sweden. Finnish bantamweight Janne “Jambo” Elonen-Kulmala (15-5-1, M-1: 0-0-1) and Brazilian veteran fighter Heilton (Dos Santos)...

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Fight Network to Live Broadcast Over 12 Hours of Live MMA

Fight Network to Live Broadcast Over 12 Hours of Live MMA For Immediate Release – August 4, 2017     Fight Network to Live Broadcast Over 12 Hours of Live MMA this Weekend, Including UFC Fight Night Prelims, ONE Championship, M-1 Challenge 82 & LFA 18 TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a busy weekend of live mixed martial arts, featuring the UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Pettis vs. Moreno PRELIMS on Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET. But first, LFA 18: Aguilar vs. Rader takes place tonight, Friday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET, followed by a live doubleheader on Saturday morning, beginning with ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors at 8:30 a.m. ET followed by M-1 Selection 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET and M-1 Challenge 82 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Fight Network’s extensive coverage of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Pettis vs. Moreno will air across Canada,...

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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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Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos promo video

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Geronimo Dos Santos promo video For Immediate Release SERGEI KHARITONOV vs. GERONIMO DOS SANTOS M-1 CHALLENGE 81 PROMO VIDEO M-1 Challenge 81 will be streamed live from Ingushetia, Russia 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. INFORMATION: www.M1Global.tv www.mixfight.ru www.wmmaa.org Twitter & Instagram: @M1GlobalNews @VFinkelchtein @M1Global Facebook: www.facebook.com/M-1-GlobalNews   M-1 CHALLENGE EVENT CALENDAR:   M-1 Challenge 81: July 22, 2017 in Ingushetia, Russia M-1 Challenge 82: August 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland ABOUT M-1 GLOBAL: Founded in 1997, M-1 Global has established itself in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premier entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With its office in St Petersburg, Russia, the M-1 brand has staged more than...

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M-1 Global returns to Finland for first time in 9 years

M-1 Global returns to Finland for first time in 9 years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Global returns to Finland for first time in 9 years M-1 Challenge 82, August 5, in Helsinki Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland Home for M-1 Challenge 82 SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 28, 2017) – M-1 Global, one of the largest mixed-martial-arts organizations in the world, has announced its return to Finland for the first time in nine years, August 5, as top fighters from Finland, Russia, America and across Europe will compete in M-1 Challenge 82. 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. Hartwall Arena, the largest ice hockey arena in Finland,...

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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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Sergei Kharitonov puts Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou To sleep in opening round

Sergei Kharitonov puts  Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou To sleep in opening round FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sergei Kharitonov puts  Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou To sleep in opening round   Ivan Buchinger retains  M-1 Challenge featherweight title OFFICIAL M-1 CHALLENGE 80 RESULTS HARBIN, China (June 16, 2017) – MMA heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov continued his dominance in M-1 Global competition, knocking out Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou midway through the opening round of last night’s M-1 Challenge 80 main event, held in Harbin, China. Cameroon-native Sokoudjou (18-8-0, M-1: 0-1-0), fighting out of the United States, was nailed on the chin by a straight right thrown by Kharitonov (25-6-0, M-1: 4-0-0), who immediately jumped on top of his fallen foe, firing two more powerful hammer-punches to the head, until the referee halted the action. But it really was a classic one-punch KO by Kharitonov, who remains undefeated in  M-1 Global competition at...

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M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China

M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China M-1 CHALLENGE 80   OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FROM HARBIN, CHINA MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – HEAVYWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 (L) Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (24-6-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia 266 ½ lbs. vs. (R) “The African Assassin” Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (11-5-0, M-1: 2-1-0), USA 230 lbs. M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS –...

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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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