Compounding depth to M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2

New York, NY (April 4, 2011) – Closing out an action packed weekend of free, live streaming events which included the kickoff of the 2011 European M-1 Selection tournament, M-1 Global, Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion (MMA), continues adding exciting clashes to M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2. On April 28th from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, current welterweight (170 Lbs) champion Shamil Zavurov (19-1) looks to make his second successful title defense and avenge the sole loss on his otherwise unblemished record against top contender, Rashid Magomedov (8-1). Fans can capture the title tilt LIVE online on the official M-1 Global website, and M-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Christian Eckerlin makes his M-1 debut against Russian submission specialist, Alexander Yakovlev while Alihan Magomedov jumps up to light heavyweight (205 Lbs) in hopes of stopping his current 2-fight skid against Victor Nemkov. In the card’s second middleweight (185 Lbs) contest, RusFighter warrior Murad Magomedov takes on Red Devil cornerstone Dmitry Samoilov, who is undefeated in his last four outings, and heavyweights (205+Lbs) Arsen Abdulkerimov and Alexander Volkov battle it out for title contention.

M-1 Challenge XXV Under Card:

  • Alexander Kosarev (1-2) vs. Denis Goltsov (2-1) Heavyweight (205+ Lbs.)

M-1 Challenge XXV Main Card (Streaming Live):

  • Christian Eckerlin (6-0) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (10-3) Welterweight
  • Alihan Magomedov (12-2) vs. Viktor Nemkov (10-2) Light Heavyweight
  • Murad Magomedov (6-6) vs. Dmitry Samoilov (11-5-1) Middleweight
  • Arsen Abdulkerimov (7-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (10-3) Heavyweight
  • Andrei Semenov (29-9-2) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (22-8) Middleweight

* Additional bouts to be announced shortly

Welterweight Championship Bout:

  • Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Challenge Champion (19-1) clashes with Rashid Magomedov (8-1)

* Additional bouts to be announced shortly

Free LIVE broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXV event from St. Petersburg, Russia will be available to viewers worldwide on the official M-1 Global website ( and select affiliate partner sites starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.

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

For additional information, go to the official M-1 website, and M-1 Global facebook fan page.