Yuri Ivlev faces former M-1 lightweight champ Artiom Damkovsky at M-1 Ukraine European battle

Heavy Handed Submission Technician In Need of a Win Yuri Ivlev (16-7) was seemingly unstoppable through 2009/10 as he racked up six consecutive victories, five by way of explosive knock out or punishing TKOs but it was Daniel Weichel and Mairbek Taisumov who derailed his train in incredibly exciting, back to back fights. Intent on … Read more

Daniel Weichel aims to dethrone Jose Figueroa at M-1 Challenge 26 on July 8

Capitalizing on his opportunities inside M-1 Global’s five-rope ring, Daniel Weichel’s commitment and dedication to MMA has paid off big time. With a late replacement win over Yuri Ivlev at Challenge XXI, one of the night’s most exciting fights, the talented lightweight from Michelstadt, Hesse, Germany was awarded with a 6-fight exclusive contract. His first … 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

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

Streaming live from a PC near you – M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner airs to a worldwide audience

As M-1 Challenge XXI continues to develop into one of the hottest cards of the fall, fans around the world will be able to watch the action LIVE at www.M-1Global.com.