Category Archives: M-1 GLOBAL

UFC & M-1 Global announce partnership: UFC RUSSIA

UFC & M-1 Global announce partnership UFC RUSSIA SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (July 18) - The Russian-Chinese investment fund, Mubadala Investment Company, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have jointly announced the foundation of UFC Russia. The new company will promote MMA and organize new shows in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  M-1 Global…
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In “The Rage” with Nate Landwehr

In "The Rage" with..... Nate Landwehr   M-1 Challenge 95 this Saturday in Ingushetia, Russia    Nate Landwehr (on top) pounded Mikhail Korobkov in his M-1 Global debut last September SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (July 17) - American fighter Nate "The Train" Landwehr(10-2-0, M-1: 2-0-0) challenges M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Khamzat Dalgiev (10-1-0, M-1: 7-1-0) this Saturday in the M-1 Challenge…
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Bruno Ferreira battles back from cancer, returns after 3 years of inactivity to fight at “Road to M-1: USA”

Bruno Ferreira battles back from cancer   Returns after 3 years of inactivity to fight at "Road to M-1: USA"   August 11th worldwide Pay Per View from Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2018) - Undefeated Brazilian MMA fighter Bruno Ferreira (8-0-0) returns to action August 11 after successfully battling cancer the past three years. The now 30-year-old Ferreira will…
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“Road to M-1: USA” August 11 in Nashville

"Road to M-1: USA" August 11 in Nashville   Showcasing the American debut of "The Rage"   Worldwide Pay Per View from Music City NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) - "Road to M-1: USA", presented by M-1 Global USA and Angel Fight Promotions, will be held August 11, airing on worldwide pay-per-view live from Global Mall…
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Two M-1 Challenge Title Fights at M-1 Challenge 95

Two M-1 Challenge Title Fights at M-1 Challenge 95 SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 19, 2018) -- M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge 95: Battle in the Mountains will feature a pair of title fights on July 21 in Ingushetia, Russia. M-1 Challenge 95 will be live-streamed from Ingushetia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the…
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M-1 Challenge 94 Results & Pictures from Russia

Damir Ismagulov defeats Artem Damkovsky to retain M-1 Challenge lightweight title   M-1 CHALLENGE 94 RESULTS & PICTURES Damir Ismagulov (L) retained his M-1 Challenge lightweight title ORENBURG, Russia (June 15, 2018) - M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov defeated the original title-holder in their weight class, Artem Damkowsky, to retain his title in this evening's M-1 Challenge 94:…
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M-1 Challenge 94 Weights, Pictures & Video

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS, PICTURES & VIDEO M-1 Challenge 94, June 15, in Orenburg, Russia ORENBURG, Russia (June 14, 2018) - Today's official weigh in was held today fortomorrow's M-1 Challenge 94 in Orenburg, Russia. Below find fighters' weights and pictures: MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 x 5 (R) Damir Ismagulov (15-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0), Champion, Russia…
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Damir Ismagulov to defend M-1 Challenge lightweight title vs. Artem Damkovsky

Damir Ismagulov to defend M-1 Challenge lightweight title vs. Artem Damkovsky M-1 Challenge 94, June 15, in Orenburg, Russia Damir Ismagulov (on top) puts his M-1 Challenge lightweight title on the line June 15 SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 10, 2018) - M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov will defense his title versus Belarus challenger Artem Damkovsky, this Friday (June 15) in the M-1…
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Bruno Silva shocks Alexander Shlemenko in 1st round, Undefeated Artiom Frolov defeats Joe Riggs to remain M-1 Challenge middleweight champ

Bruno Silva shocks Alexander Shlemenko in 1st round   Undefeated Artiom Frolov defeats Joe Riggs to remain M-1 Challenge middleweight champ M-1 CHALLENGE 93 RESULTS & PICTURES CHELYABINSK, Russia (June 1, 2018) - Brazilian middleweight Bruno Silva shocked Alexander Shlemenko with an opening round stoppage to set-up a potential showdown with M-1 Challenge champion Artiom Frolov, who defeated American challenger Joe "Diesel"…
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M-1 Challenge 93 weights & pictures from Russia

Ed Arthur faces Mike Ekundayo at CW95 in London Cage Warriors announce a massive domestic clash for CW95 at London’s Indigo at the O2, when Ed ‘King’ Arthur and Mike ‘Airlines’ Ekundayo debut with Europe’s leading MMA promotion in a seriously exciting fight for the bantamweight division. Cage Warriors are continuing their mission to showcase…
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IN THE RAGE INTEVIEW with Canadian flyweight Chris Kelades

IN THE RAGE INTERVIEW CHRIS "The Greek Assassin" KELADES   Chris Kaledes (R) is shooting for his second straight M-1 victory this Friday CHELYABINSK, Russia (May 30, 2018) - Greece-born flyweight Chris "The Greek Kelades" Kelades (12-3-0, M-1: 1-0-0) , fighting out of Dartmouth, Canada, takes on Ukrainian fighter Alexander Pletenko (13-4-0, M;1: 0-0-0) this Friday night on the M-1 Challenge 93 main card,…
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IN THE RAGE INTERVIEW Artem Frolov

IN THE RAGE INTEVIEW Artem Frolov     CHELYABINSK, Russia (May 29, 2018) - Undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov (10-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0) defends his title for the first time this Friday against American favorite Joe "Diesel" Riggs(47-17-1, M-1: 2-0-1) in the M-1 Challenge 93 co-featured event, in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Frolov has knocked out four of his opponents and…
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Sergei Kharitonov vs. Anton Vyazigin declared “no contst” & Aleksander Doskalchuk crowned undisputed M-1 Challenge flyweight champion

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Anton Vyazigin declared "No Contest" Aleksander Doskalchuk crowned undisputed M-1 Challenge flyweight champion   M-1 CHALLENGE 92 RESULTS & PICTURES  Aleksander Doskalchuk is now the undisputed M-1 Challenge flyweight champion SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 25, 2018) - Last night's SuperFight between Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov and his main event challenger, Anton Vyazigin, was declared…
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M-1 Challenge 92 Weights & Pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 92 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS  SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 23, 2018) - The official weight in was held today for tomorrow's M-1 Challenge 92 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 (R) Sergei Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia 280 lbs. (127,2 kg) vs. (L) Anton Vyazigin (9-2-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia 272…
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Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov speaks out before his M-1 Challenge 92 SuperFight with Anton Vyazigin

Sergei Kharitonov speaks out before Today's SuperFight with Anton Vyazigin Headlining M-1 Challenge 92   May 24 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia Sergey Kharitonov SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 24, 2018) - MMA living legend Sergey Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0) outs his perfect M-1 record on the line today against fellow Russian heavyweight, "Cherepovets Giant" Anton Vyazigin (9-2-1, M-1: 4-1-0),…
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M-1 Challenge 92 Fact Sheet

M-1 Challenge 92 Fact Sheet MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Sergei Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia vs. Anton Vyazigin (9-2-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia CO-FEATURE - M-1 CHALLENGE FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 X 5 Aleksander Doskalchuk (8-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Champion, Ukraine vs. Arman Ashimov (8-2-1, M-1: 3-0-0), Interim Champion, Kazakhstan WELTERWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Sergey…
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One on one with M-1 Challenge Flyweight Champion Aleksander Doskalchuk

The Champ speaks!   One on one with M-1 Challenge Flyweight Champion Aleksander Doskalchuk   Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov this Thursday  at M-1 Challenge 92 in Saint Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 21, 2018) - The "undisputed" M-1 Challenge flyweight title bout will be on the line this Thursday (May 24), when M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchuk (pictured above)…
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One-on-One with Anton Vyazigin SuperFight with Sergei Kharitonov to headline M-1 Challenge 92

One-on-One with Anton Vyazigin   SuperFight with Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92   May 24 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia Anton Vyazigin (R) is a powerful heavyweight SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 18, 2018) - Russian heavyweight "Cherepovets Giant" Anton Vyazigin (9-2-1, M-1: 4-1-0) challenges MMA living legend Sergey Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0) nextThursday (May 24), headlining M-1 Challenge…
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Daniel Swain defeats Masu Nuertiebieke, Mikhail Zayats decisions Caio Malgahaes

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Daniel Swain defeats Masu Nuertiebieke Mikhail Zayats decisions Caio Malgahaes   M-1 CHALLENGE 91 OFFICIAL RESULTS MMA fans in China turned out to watch M-1 Challenge 91 SHENZHEN, China (May 12, 2018) - American fighter Daniel "Agent Orange" Swaindefeated Masu "Iron King" Nuertiebieke in this past Saturday night's M-1 Challenge 91main event in Shenzhen, China. The…
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M-1 Challenge 91 Weights from China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 91 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – 67 KG. CATCHWEIGHT -- 3 X 5 Masu Nuertiebieke (12-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 147.48 lbs.. (66,9 kg) vs. Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (17-8-1, M-1: 0-0-1), USA 147.48 lbs. (66,9 kg) CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (23-8-0, M-1: 13-5-0), Russia 184.3 lbs.…
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M-1 Challenge 91 Fact Sheet

MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Masu “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (12-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China vs. Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (17-8-1, M-1: 0-0-1), USA CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Zayats (23-8-0, M-1: 13-5-0), Russia vs. Caio “Hellboy” Magalhaes (10-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Brazil LIGHTWEIGHTS -- 3 X 5 Michel “Sassarito” Silva (18-7-1, M-1: 0-2-0), Brazil vs.…
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Strongmen enter The Rage at M-1 Challenge 92

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Strongmen enter The Rage at M-1 Challenge 92 May 24 in Saint Petersburg, Russia SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (May 7, 2018) - The first Spanish Olympia deadlift champion will face one of the strongest Russian athletes May 24 at M-1 Challenge 92 in M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Fredy Gonzales, also known as "El…
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Joe “Diesel” Riggs vs. undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov on June 1st in Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 27, 2018) – Eternal confrontation: experience vs. youth will continue June 1st at M-1 Challenge 93 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov (10-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), who was mentioned by Fighters Only Magazine among the 20 top MMA prospects for 2018, will defend his title for the first time against American favorite Joe…
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“Storm” Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93, Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight

"Storm" Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93   Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight   June 1 in Chelyabinsk, Russia Alexander Shlemenko (R) is as tough as they come SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 24, 2018)) - One of the greatest middleweights in mix martial arts history, Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko, returns to…
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Heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov To headline M-1 Challenge 92   May 24 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia Sergei Kharitonov (R) SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 23, 2018)) - Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov returns to The Rage on May 24 to headline M-1 Challenge 92 at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Kharitonov (27-6-0, M-1: 5-0-0)…
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Undisputed M-1 Challenge Flyweight Championship Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov

Undisputed M-1 Challenge Flyweight Championship Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov   M-1 Challenge 91, May 12, in Shenzhen, China SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 19, 2018)) - M-1 Global, in association with WKG, has announced an "undisputed" title bout May 12 for the M-1 Challenge 91main event, pitting M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchukand Interim titlist Arman Ashimov, in Shenzhen, China. M-1…
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M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko remains perfect Stops Alexander Butenko to go 18-0-0

M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko remains perfect Stops Alexander Butenko to go 18-0-0   M-1 CHALLENGE 90 RESULTS And still champion.......Alexey Kuchenko (R) SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 31, 2018) - M-1 Challenge welterweight championAlexey Kunchenko improved his professional MMA record to a perfect 18-0-0, stopping Russian challenger Alexander "Iron Capture" Butenko in the third round of last…
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M-1 Challenge 90 Weights & Pictures

M-1 CHALLENGE 90 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & PICTURES   M-1 CHALLENGE 90 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & PICTURES  SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 29, 2018) -- The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow's M-1 Challenge 90 card to be held at M-1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Below find the official fighters' weight and pictures.    MAIN CARD MAIN…
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M-1 Challenge 90 Fact Sheet

M-1 CHALLENGE 90 FACT SHEET  MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT -- M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP- 5 X 5 Alexey Kunchenko (17-0-0, M-1: 9-0-0), Champion, Russia vs. Alexander "Iron Capture" Butenko (45-12-3, M-1: 11-2-1), Challenger, Russia CO-FEATURE - MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 Joe "Diesel" Riggs (47-17-0, 1 NV, M-1: 2-0-0), USA vs. Boris Polejay (18-6-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Ukraine FLYWEIGHTS -- 3…
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American Nate “The Train” Landwehr keeps rollin’ Takes on M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Khamzat Dalgiev at M-1 Challenge 91

American Nate "The Train" Landwehr keeps rollin' Takes on M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Khamzat Dalgiev at M-1 Challenge 91   April 21, in Saint Petersburg at M-1 Arena Nate "The Train" Landwehr is a showman SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 19, 2018) - American mixed-martial-arts star Nate "The Train" Landwehr will compete for his first M-1 Global title,…
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Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to defend title belt against former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander Butenko

Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko to defend title belt against former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Alexander Butenko   Joe Riggs vs. Boris Polezhay in co-feature   M-1 Challenge 90, Mar. 30, in Saint Petersburg at M-1 Arena SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 14, 2018) - Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko (17-0-0) will put his perfect…
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M-1 Challenge 89 results & pictures from Russia

"Buki" is back!   Ivan Buchinger rebounds from title loss with impressive win over Andrey Krasnikov   M-1 CHALLENGE 89 RESULTS Ivan Buchinger is back! SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 10, 2018) -- Former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan "Buki" Buchinger rebounded from his title loss last November with an impressive win over Andrey Krasnikov in tonight's M-1 Challenge 89 main event,…
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M-1 Challenge 89 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 CHALLENGE 89 WEIGHTS & PICTURES FROM RUSSIA M-1 CHALLENGE 89 FACT SHEET MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT - FEATHERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5 (L) Ivan "Buki" Buchinger (32-6-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Slovakia 149 lbs. (67,9 kg) vs. (R) Andrey Krasnikov (14-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine, 149 lbs. (67,9 kg) CO-FEATURE - FEATHERWEIGHTS - 3 X 5  (R) Viktor Kolesnik (11-3-1, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia…
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M-1 Challenge 89: Buchinger vs. Krasnikov FACT SHEET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 89 FACT SHEET Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov Mar. 10 in Saint Petersburg at new M-1 Arena  MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (32-6-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Slovakia vs. Andrey Krasnikov (14-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Viktor Kolesnik (11-3-1, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia vs.…
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Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov tops solid M-1 Challenge 89 main card

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ivan Buchinger vs. Andrey Krasnikov Tops solid M-1 Challenge 89 main card Mar. 10 in Saint Petersburg at new M-1 Arena SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (March 2, 2018) – Former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger hopes to bounce back strong from his title-losing loss against M-1 Global-debuting Andrey Krasnikov, March 10 in the M-1 Challenge 89 main event,…
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