Nothing to Lose In His Late-Replacement Opportunity

On April 28th at M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 year old, Combat Sambo specialist Denis Goltsov makes his second venture inside the ring of Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, M-1 Global.

Given the daunting task of facing Red Devil Sports Club stand-out Alexander Volkov, Goltsov is keen on leaving everything on the canvass in an opportunity where he stands to gain considerable recognition with a win and absolutely nothing to lose in defeat.

Catch the heavyweight action by tuning-in to the official live stream on M-1 Global website, at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.

Possessing the title ‘Master of Sport’ in both Combat Sambo and Boxing, Goltsov has had mixed results as a professional mixed martial artist going 2-2 since making his successful debut only six months ago but this isn’t stopping the remarkable Russian from attaining his goal of becoming a great fighter.

The future is extremely promising for Goltsov and he has earned the support of the St. Petersburg fans since winning the city’s Boxing and Combat Sambo championships.

He has a great Sambo base and his striking continues to improve with every outing however the only challenge Goltsov will face is fighting much larger opponents in the heavyweight division, tipping the scales near the 215-pound mark.

Goltsov has shown stunning glimmers of the potential he possesses; his two victories over Marat Aliaskhabov and Ilya Dzhadugishvili showcased great versatility, locking in an inescapable armbar and issuing a dominating first-round TKO.

His pair of defeats can be chalked up to inexperience defending submissions but his coaches are committed to teaching him the skills needs for Goltsov to evolve into one of Russia’s top prospects.

The bout against Volkov marks a step up in competition against an opponent with considerably more MMA experience; this aspiring fighter will look to leverage his Combat Sambo skills and execute the best fight of his career while dealing with his opponent’s lengthy reach advantage.

Expect this battle to be a fight between two strikers packing iron in their fists and granite in their shins with Goltsov having nothing to lose as the definitive underdog.

Free LIVE broadcast coverage of M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2 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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