Spanish Catalan professional mixed martial artist, Abner Lloveras, calls Barcelona his home and has ventured around the world leaving a trail of devastated opponents in his wake. As a Shooto and M-1 Global veteran, Lloveras has garnered an 11-4-1 record and currently sits on an impressive six-fight win streak on route to earning the 2010 M-1 Selection Welterweight Western European championship.

Dedicated to evolving his game as he continues to climb into the echelon of elite welterweights, Abner recently received his BJJ Purple Belt under Team Haubert’s Rafael Haubert, adding more slick submission abilities to an already potent ground arsenal. With a steadfast stand-up defense and text-book clinch, Lloveras has proven to be an effective fighter from any position within the ring at any range.

To kick off his run through the Selections tournament, Lloveras used a well placed knee to knockout a very tough Sunnat Ilyasov in the second round of the fight moving him forward in the brackets. In the semi-finals, Lloveras showed a well rounded game and finished Miljan Jaksic at the 4:20 mark of the opening round of their fight by rear-naked choke; the Finals’ knock-out win over Berrie Bunthof secured his champion status and has earned him a title shot against Shamil Zavurov (17-1) at M-1 Challenge XXII in December.

Hoping that Christmas comes early, Lloveras has been anxiously waiting in the weeds for his opportunity to battle for the belt. Fighting in the most important bout of his career, Lloveras is ready to prove to fans around the world that his toughness is second to none and he is worthy of being the M-1 Challenge Welterweight Champ.

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.

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