Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS

M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS HEAVYWEIGHT (265 lbs., 120.2 kg)   Alexander “Drago” Volkov   28-6-0 (M-1: 10-3-0) 18 KO/TKO, 3 SUB, 7 DEC Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia Strela Team LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs., 93.0 kg)   Rashid Yusupov   8-0-0 (M-1: 5-0-0) 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB, 3 DEC Republic of Dagestan, Russia Gorets MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs., 83.9 kg)   Ramazan Emeev   15-3-0 (M-1: 9-1-0) 3 KO/TKO, 7 SUB, 3 DEC Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia Gorets WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs., 77.1 kg)   Alexey Kunchenko   16-0-0 (M-1: 8-0-0) 11 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 4 DEC Tyumen, Russia New Stream Team / Boets MMA   LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs., 70.3 kg)   Damir Ismagulov   12-2-0 (M-1: 7-1-0) 7 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 4 DEC Orenburg, Russia New Stream Team / Boets FEATHERWEIGHT (145 lbs., 65.8 kg)   Ivan “Buki” Buchinger   32-5-0 (M-1:...

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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 82 Weights & Pictures

M-1 Challenge 82 Weights & Pictures FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 82 Weights & Pictures This Saturday in Helsinki, Finland HELSINKI, Finland (August 4, 2017) – The official weigh in for tomorrow’s M-1 Challenge 82 event was held today in Helsinki. Official weights are below: OFFICIAL WEIGHTS   MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (22-8-0, M-1: 12-5-0), Russia 205 lbs. (93 kg) Marcus Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Finland 202 ½ lbs. (92, 9 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 Aires Bendrouis (10-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Portugal 172 lbs. (78,2 kg) Juho Valmaa (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland 169 ½ lbs. (77,1 kg) Keith Johnson (12-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), USA 169 ½ lbs. (77,1 kg) Alexander Butenko (43-12-3, M-1: 9-2-1), Ukraine 169 lbs. (77,1 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Michel Silva (18-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil 153 lbs. (69,6 kg) Pavel Gordeev (7-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia...

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M-1 Challenge 82 Fact Sheet

M-1 Challenge 82 Fact Sheet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 82 Fact Sheet This Saturday in Helsinki, Finland M-1 CHALLENGE 81 FACT SHEET        MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (22-8-0, M-1: 12-5-0), Russia vs. Marcus “Caveman” Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Finland WELTERWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 Juho Valmaa (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland vs. Aires Bendrouis (10-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Portugal Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-3, M-1: 9-2-1), Ukraine vs. Keith “The One” Johnson (12-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), USA LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Pavel Gordeev (7-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia vs. Michel “Sassarito” Silva (18-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Janne “Jambo” Elonen-Kulmala (15-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland vs. Heilton Davella (15-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil PRELIMINARY CARD   HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Toni Valtonen (27-15-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Finland vs. Boris “Bora” Polezhay (16-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Ukraine MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Ruslan Shamilov (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia vs. “Motown”...

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Marcus Vanttinen vs. Mikhail Zayats M-1 Challenge 82 promo video

Marcus Vanttinen vs. Mikhail Zayats M-1 Challenge 82 promo video FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 Challenge 82 main event promo video Marcus Vanttinen vs. Mikhail Zayats M-1 Challenge 82, Aug. 5, in Helsinki, Finland Russian light heavyweight  Mikhail Zayats (22-8-0, M-1: 12-5-0), challenges Marcus “Caveman” Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), August 5, in the M-1 Challenge 82 main event in Helsinki, Filnand. 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 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 200 events worldwide, including M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge, M-1 Global and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global...

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Alexander Volkov: Mikhail Zayats is now hungry for battles, I’m looking forward to his triumphant victory.

Alexander Volkov: Mikhail Zayats is now hungry for battles, I’m looking forward to his triumphant victory. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexander Volkov: Mikhail Zayats is now hungry for battles, I’m looking forward to his triumphant victory. M-1 Challenge 82, Aug. 5, in Helsinki, Finland (MMA heavyweight star Alexander Volkov recently spoke about the preparation of his teammate, Mikhail Zayats (22-8-0, M-1: 12-5-0), for his M-1 Challenge 82 main event fight vs. Marcus “Caveman” Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), August 5,  in Helsinki, Finland.  This Q & A story appeared online at mixfight.ru.)  (L-R) — World-class Russian MMA fighters Sergei Kharitonov, Mikhail Zayats and Alexander Volkov from a recent training session You have been training on the same team for so many years. How would you describe Mikhail as an athlete? Volkov: “He works very hard as a fighter, completes all workouts to the end, and is among the last to leave...

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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 81 weights from Ingushetia

M-1 Challenge 81 weights from Ingushetia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 81 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FROM INGUSHETIA MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE BANTWAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 Pavel Vitruk (14-2-0, M-1: 8-2-0), Champion, Russia 134 lbs. (61.1 kg) vs. Movsar Evloev (7-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), Interim Champion, Russia 134 lbs. (61.2 kg) HEAVYWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (25-6-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia 260 lbs. (118.8 kg) vs. Geronimo “Mondragon” Dos Santos (39-18-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 273 lbs. (124 kg) MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 5 X 5 Joe “Diesel” Riggs (43-17-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 180 ½ lbs. (82.9 kg) vs. Dmitry Samoilov (19-10-1, M-1: 10-5-0), Russia 185 lbs. (84.7 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Spencer “Judge” Jebb (12-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Canada 167 lbs. (76.8 kg) vs. Ingiskhan Ozdoev (4-3-0, M-1: 3-3-0), Russia 167 lbs. lbs. (76.9 kg) HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kleber “Orgulho” Raimundo Silva (13-7-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 218 lbs....

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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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