Savelyev steps in at M-1 Challenge XXIII

Byrd Vies to Shine in the Spotlight Injury and illness are a common occurrence in the fight game and the upside to a fighter pulling out is the opportunity it creates for a replacement to step-in and turn an unfortunate circumstance into a barnburner; Igor Savelyev is the man to receive the call to duty, … Read more

Mairbek Taisumov gears up for Ivlev at M-1 Challenge XXIII

Headed into M-1 Challenge XXIII on March 5th, Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov has his sites set on returning to the lightweight title spotlight but first has to dispose of the always dangerous Yuri Ivlev; a win puts Taisumov back in the sniff for the belt. Fans can catch the lightweights face-off, starting at 11:00am EST / … Read more

Rashid Magomedov: The evil stepmother lurking in Mok’s Cinderella story

On March 5th at M-1 Challenge XXIII, relentless Gorec team fighter, Rashid Magomedov, takes aim at Rafal Moks, intent on making a horrific nightmare out of his welterweight debut since relinquishing the 185-pound title. With Moks culminating 2010’s run through the Selection tournament with a golden Cinderella victory over teammate Magomed Sultanakhmedov, Magomedov’s mission is … Read more

Middleweight champ Rafal Moks drops an immediate nine pounds plus

In what would be considered the most exciting upset at M-1 Challenge XXII this past December, Rafal ‘Kulturysta’ Moks overcame his underdog status in epic fashion to capture the first-ever M-1 Challenge middleweight title. Fans who blinked missed the action as it took the talented Polish fighter and Berserkers team member a mere 19 seconds … Read more

Heavy-handed submission technician returns at M-1 Challenge XXIII

M-1 Challenge XXIII marks Yuri ‘Cable Guy’ Ivlev’s return to action after suffering his first loss in seven outings. Over a two year span, the Legion Fight Team warrior was proving to be unstoppable until he collided with Daniel Weichel this past October. Healed up and ready for action, the crafty, heavy-handed striker with exceptional … Read more

MMA’s Greatest Icon Contemplates His Future: Electric, Emotional, Legendary, Inspiring

New York, NY (February 13, 2011) – With ringside physicians electing to halt the start of the third and final round between Fedor Emelianenko and BigFoot Silva, the legendary “Last Emperor’ suffered the second loss of his career and spoke with sincere emotion about the possibility of retirement. With his future to be determined, the … Read more