Champion Shamil Zavurov nabs M-1 Challenge XXIII’s knock out of the night

Successfully defending the welterweight strap in his first outing as M-1 Global’s 170-pound top dog, Shamil Zavurov notched his record to an impressive 19-1 after a complete domination of American scrapper, Tom Gallicchio this past Saturday night at M-1 Challenge XXIII. With the victory never in question, Zavurov’s definitive performance earned him the evening’s Knock … Read more

Guram decapitates Grishin and earns submission of the night at M-1 Challenge XXIII

M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ, Guram Gugenishvili, maintains perfection and improves to 11-0 after sinking in his trademark, suffocating rear-naked-choke on Maxim Grishin this past Saturday night at M-1 Challenge XXIII; the RNC win earned Submission of the Night recognition, a back-to-back honour for the Makfight Team warrior who also took home the SOTN award with … Read more

Savelyev steps in at M-1 Challenge XXIII

Byrd Vies to Shine in the Spotlight Injury and illness are a common occurrence in the fight game and the upside to a fighter pulling out is the opportunity it creates for a replacement to step-in and turn an unfortunate circumstance into a barnburner; Igor Savelyev is the man to receive the call to duty, … Read more

Mairbek Taisumov gears up for Ivlev at M-1 Challenge XXIII

Headed into M-1 Challenge XXIII on March 5th, Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov has his sites set on returning to the lightweight title spotlight but first has to dispose of the always dangerous Yuri Ivlev; a win puts Taisumov back in the sniff for the belt. Fans can catch the lightweights face-off, starting at 11:00am EST / … Read more