Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

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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“Storm” Rising Alexander Shlemenko avenges 2 ½-year-old loss Stops Brandon Halsey in 25 seconds

“Storm” Rising Alexander Shlemenko avenges 2 ½-year-old loss Stops Brandon Halsey in 25 seconds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Storm” Rising Alexander Shlemenko avenges 2 ½-year-old loss Stops Brandon Halsey in 25 seconds M-1 CHALLENGE 79 RESULTS Alexander Shlemenko’s sensation stoppage of Brandon Halsey sets up a possible trilogy match Go here for more pictures: https://yadi.sk/d/4xHtiukp3JjhgV SAINT PETERSBURG; Russia (June 2, 2017) — MMA star Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko needed only 25 seconds to avenge a loss to middleweight Brandon “Bull” Halsey in last night’s M-1 Challenge 79 headliner at Saint Petersburg, Russia. M-1 Challenge 79 was a part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum’s Cultural Program. Nine different countries were represented in this International event: Russia, USA, UK, Israel, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, South Korea, Ukraine. Shlemenko (56-7-0, M-1: 6-0-0) came out for the opening bell with force, unloading a series of powerful kicks and punches to...

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M-1 Challenge 79 official weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 79 official weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 79   OFFICIAL WEIGHTS (L-R) — Brandon Halsey, promoter Vadim Finkelchtein and Alexander Shlemenko     MORE WEIGH IN PICTURES GO HERE: https://yadi.sk/d/eJDSP8P23JhrBi MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 3 X 5 Alexander “Stormk” SHLEMENKO (55-7-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia 183 lbs. (83.3 kg) vs. Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 186 lbs. (84.4 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arda “Boma Ye” Adas (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Germany 168 lbs. (76.5 kg) vs. Sergey Romanov (10-1-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Russia 169 1/2 lbs. (77.1 kg) LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Michael “Sassarito” Silva (18-5-1 (M-1: 0-0-0) Brazil 154 lbs. (69.9 kg) vs. Alexey “Ataman” Makhno (13-5-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Russia 154 1/2 lbs. (70.3 kg) MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Oleg Olenichev (8-4-0, m-1: 1-0-0), Russia 184 lbs. (83.5 kg) vs. Enoc...

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Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion

Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion M-1 CHALLENGE 78 RESULTS New M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov Additional photos are available at: https://yadi.sk/d/qxxExTyC3JYnwN ORENBURG, Russia (May 27, 2017) – A new M-1 Challenge lightweight champion was crowned last night as Damir Ismagulov knocked out former champion Maxim Divnich at the end of the fifth and final championship round in the M-1 Challenge 78 main event at Orenburg, Russia. M-1 Challenge 78 was a true international event with fighters representing eight different countries: Russia, Brazil, Belarus, USA, UK, Sweden, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Ismagulov (11-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), fighting out of Russia by way of Kazakhstan, fought Divnich (13-3-0, M-1: 7-3-0) at home, in Orenburg, for the vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title, where Divnich had lost his...

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Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS

Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS For Immediate Release – May 25, 2017 Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes,   M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” &  UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a stacked weekend of live events, beginning on Friday morning, May 26, at 8:30 a.m. ET with ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes from Kallang, Singapore, co-headlined by a pair of championship clashes as undefeated women’s strawweight queen Angela Lee (7-0) defends against fellow unbeaten Brazilian contender Istela Nunes (6-0), while world-renowned American wrestlerBen Askren (15-0) risks his perfect record and ONE welterweight crown...

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M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 78 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 Maxim Divnich (13-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Ukraine 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) vs. Damir Ismagulov (10-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Russia by way of Kazakhstan 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Ragozin (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0-), Russia204 lbs. (92.7 kg) vs. Alan Bispo De Santana (5-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 203 lbs. (92.2 kg) MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Dmitry Voitov (15-6-0, M-1: 3-2-0) Belarus 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) vs. Caio Magalhaes (9-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Maksim Grabovich (5-3-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia 169 ½ lbs. (76.9 kg) vs. Keith Johnson (11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 77.3 lbs. (77.3 kg) BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Vadim Malygin (8-2-1, M-1:...

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Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes In M-1 Challenge 77 main event

Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes In M-1 Challenge 77 main event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Viktor Nemkov defeats Ronny Markes M-1 CHALLENGE 77 RESULTS  SOCHI, Russia (May 21, 2017) – Two-time M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Viktor Nemkov has positioned himself for another title shot, defeating Brazilian challenger Ronny Markes, last Friday night in the M-1 Challenger 77 main event at Sochi, Russia. Eleven exciting fights were held with athletes representing 10 different countries in true International competition: Russia, Brazil, USA, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbajjan. Nemkov (25-6-0, M-1: 18-5-0), fighting out of Russia, took care of Markes (16-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0) early, by submission in the opening round by way of a guillotine choke. “I waited for the right moment,” Nemkov said after the fight, “concentrating on the guillotine-choke to finish the fight.” Rising Russian middleweight prospect Artem Frolov (9-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0) needed...

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