MOSCOW, Russia — M-1 Global today announced “M-1 Challenge XXII: Gallicchio vs. Zavurov” for Friday, Dec. 10, to be held at the Druzhba Arena in Moscow. The event will feature three title fights including the light heavyweight, middleweight and welterweight divisions.
For the middleweight (185 lbs.) title, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion Magomed “The White Wolf” Sultanakhmedov (28-4) will face M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks (9-1).
M-1 Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan commented,
“M-1 Global is building upon these back-to-back Challenge events as we prepare to achieve our 2011 goals. M-1 Challenge XXII marks the first time in history where champions are established in all five weight classes and the 2011 Selections tournaments will fuel the contention system and subsequent cards. From here out, M-1 Global will build events designed to showcase the world’s top talent to our growing fan base.”
M-1 Challenge XXII fight card:
- (Welterweight Title) Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio vs. Shamil Zavurov
- (Middleweight Title) Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov vs. Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks
- (Light Heavyweight Title) Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun vs. Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky
*Additional bouts to be announced
With M-1 heavyweight and lightweight titles being awarded at M-1 Challenge XXI and the welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight titles being awarded at M-1 Challenge XXII, the organization will have put together a true contenders system to help fuel events throughout 2011.