Enomoto, Ivlev and Club Aris victorious at M-1 Ukraine European Battle

Despite what we have seen recently in America, it is possible to win a decison off your back. Yasubey Enomoto controlling the action against Rafal Moks at M-1 Ukraine. Photo courtesy of M-1

KIEV, UKRAINE — On Saturday, June 4, the M-1 Ukraine European Battle took place at the National Circus Arena in Kiev, Ukraine, and featured a main event between Yasubey Enomoto and former M-1 Challenge middleweight champ Rafal Moks.

Unlike some of the MMA judging we have seen recently in the United States, Enomoto actually won a majority decision while fighting much of the fight off his back. Enomoto was able to control much of the action using rubber guard, and he stayed offensive by using strikes and looking for submissions (stay tuned for video).

In the co-main event, M-1 veteran Yuri Ivlev bounced back from back-to-back losses to earn a unanimous decision victory over former M-1 Challenge lightweight champ Artiom Damkovsky.

M-1 Ukraine’s International Club Grand Prix continued on this card as Club Aris won four out of five matches against their rivals, Club Belarus BK.

The complete results from this card are as follows:

  • Farkhad Fatalla def. Ilya Tiunov Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd1,1:48
  • Alexander Kozyr def. Semen Tyrlya Submission (Armbar) Rd1, 1:57
  • Vadim Khaitulov def. Viktor Talashov TKO (Punch) Rd1, 1:42
  • Andrei Dryapko def. Ruslan Khaskhanov TKO (Shoulder Injury) Rd1, 1:57
  • Saparbek Safarov def. Igor Litoshik TKO (Punches) Rd1, 3:00
  • Igor Zadernovsky def. Stepan Kostyuchenko Submission (Armbar) Rd1, 2:01
  • Sergey Adamchuk def. Sergey Sinkevich KO (Punch) Rd2, 2:47
  • Vladimir Opanasenko def. Syanan Yusibov Submission (Armbar) Rd1, 0:41
  • Vasily Novikov def. Alexander Nimerenko Submission (Armbar) Rd2, 3:10
  • Alexander Dolotenko def. Filip Anasovich Submission (Armbar) Rd1, 1:15
  • Antun Racic def. Vugar Bahshiev Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd3, 3:54
  • Husein Haliev def Alexander Agafonov Decision (Unanimous) Rd3, 5:00
  • Yuri Ivlev def. Artiom Damkovsky Decision (Unanimous) Rd3, 5:00
  • Yasubey Enomoto def. Rafal Moks Decision (Majority) Rd3, 5:00

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