Yuri Ivlev faces former M-1 lightweight champ Artiom Damkovsky at M-1 Ukraine European battle

Heavy Handed Submission Technician In Need of a Win Yuri Ivlev (16-7) was seemingly unstoppable through 2009/10 as he racked up six consecutive victories, five by way of explosive knock out or punishing TKOs but it was Daniel Weichel and Mairbek Taisumov who derailed his train in incredibly exciting, back to back fights. Intent on … Read more

Heavy-handed submission technician returns at M-1 Challenge XXIII

M-1 Challenge XXIII marks Yuri ‘Cable Guy’ Ivlev’s return to action after suffering his first loss in seven outings. Over a two year span, the Legion Fight Team warrior was proving to be unstoppable until he collided with Daniel Weichel this past October. Healed up and ready for action, the crafty, heavy-handed striker with exceptional … Read more

M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner: ‘The Eagle’ has landed

In an already amazing night of fights featuring three title tilts, M-1 Global ups the anti with the evening’s top super-bout featuring undefeated Magomed ‘The Eagle’ Shikshabekov taking on a yet to be determined opponent.

Clean sweep by Russia Legion to capture the 2009 M-1 Challenge Championship Cup

Saint Petersburg, Russia —  A field of sixteen teams began the season in the 2009 “M-1 CHALLENGE ” (www.M-1Global.com) earlier this year. With two teams remaining it was time to crown a champion, on December 3, 2009 at the Ice Palace, Team Russia Legion defeated Team USA East in dominating fashion to capture the 2009 M-1 Challenge Championship Cup.

Both teams entered the finals on the heels of impressive semi-final performances, but it was Russia Legion, who managed to score a perfect evening in their team match up defeating USA East 5-0.

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