Alexander Emelianenko picks up TKO win over Jose Rodrigo Guelke at ProFC 49 *FIGHT VIDEO*

Fresh off a first round beatdown of super heavyweight punching bag Bob Sapp in May, Alexander Emelianenko returned to action on July 4 with his own brand of fisticuff fireworks. Alex took on Brazilian striker Jose Rodrigo “Dragao” Guelke (15-10) at “ProFC 49: Resurrection” in Khimiki, Russia and used his trademark boxing to stop Guelke about midway through the opening round.

Bellator expands presence overseas with new Russian TV deal

Bellator Fighting Championship has reached an agreement with Russia’s leading sports network, R2, that will allow the network exclusive broadcasting rights in the country. The deal with R2, effective September 28th, brings the total number of countries in which Bellator airs to 81, and introduces the tournament based promotion to an estimated 83 million Russian television viewers.

Magomed Malikov KO’s Aleksander Emelianenko in just 23 seconds at M-1 Challenge 28 *VIDEO*

Aleksander Emelianenko, brother of the legendary Fedor, returned to action Saturday for the first time in almost a year as he took on novice Magomed Malikov.

Denis Goltsov steps in at M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2

Nothing to Lose In His Late-Replacement Opportunity On April 28th at M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 year old, Combat Sambo specialist Denis Goltsov makes his second venture inside the ring of Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, M-1 Global. Given the daunting task of facing Red Devil Sports … Read more

M-1 champ Shamil Zavurov on upcoming title fight and U.S. aspirations – Exclusive interview

ProMMAnow.com’s Jack Bratcher talks with M-1 Global Welterweight Champion Shamil Zavurov about his upcoming title defense against Rashid Magomedov at M-1 Challenge XXV on April 28.

Luigi ‘The Italian Tank’ Fioravanti drives steadfast into hostile territory

Fioravanti Takes Unbeaten Streak Overseas Luigi ‘The Italian Tank’ Fioravanti has always been an extremely dangerous opponent for any mixed martial arts fighter; he brings a veteran’s unshakeable will and a devastating striking arsenal that can blast through even the strongest defense. On April 28th, from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Fioravanti aims … Read more

Champion Shamil Zavurov nabs M-1 Challenge XXIII’s knock out of the night

Successfully defending the welterweight strap in his first outing as M-1 Global’s 170-pound top dog, Shamil Zavurov notched his record to an impressive 19-1 after a complete domination of American scrapper, Tom Gallicchio this past Saturday night at M-1 Challenge XXIII. With the victory never in question, Zavurov’s definitive performance earned him the evening’s Knock … Read more