Vinny Magalhaes added to M-1 Challenge XXII: Gallicchio vs. Zavurov

New York City, New York (November 8, 2010) – Adding depth to the undercard of M-1 Global’s sophomore mega-event of 2010, M-1 Challenge XXII: Gallicchio vs. Zavurov, decorated submission specialist, Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes will face Russian National Pancrase and Hand-to-Hand Combat champion, Alihan Magomedov. All the action goes down Friday December 10th from the Druzhba Arena in Moscow, Russia with fans worldwide tuning in LIVE online at the official M-1 website, starting 11:30am EST / 8:30 PST.

“M-1 Global is excited to have Magalhaes participating in our 2010 close-out event,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global. “Vinny brings an unparalleled element to mixed martial arts in Europe. His submission skills are unlike anything the Russians have seen and this will be a considerable test for Magomedov.”

Under Card Bouts:

  • Vinny Magalhaes (4-5) vs. Alihan Magomedov (12-1) Light Heavyweight
  • Luigi Fioravanti (18-8) vs. Shahrijar Abassov (23-1) Middleweight
  • Mikhail Zayats (12-5) vs. David ‘Square’ Tkeshelashvili Light Heavyweight
  • Daniel Vizcaya (3-1) vs. Victor Nemkov (9-3) Light Heavyweight

· Additional bouts to be announced

Championship Bouts:

Welterweight Division:

Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio, M-1 Selection Americas 2010 champion (15-5) clashes with

Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (17-1)

Middleweight Division:

Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) meets

Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2)

Light Heavyweight Division:

Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (4-0) battles

Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (9-1).

Free broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXII event will be available live to viewers worldwide on

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With M-1 Challenge champions established in all five weight classes, a true contenders system will fuel events throughout 2011, driving M-1 Global’s growth as a leading brand in the US and international markets.

2011 includes a full slate of M-1 Challenge events held in the United States and Europe. These are the mega-event spectaculars where Champions defend their titles and contenders jockey for position. Feeding the contention system will be two Selection tournaments in 2011 with details being announced shortly.

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