Fighters competing Friday at M-1 Challenge 26 (Bennett vs. Garner 2) at The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Orange County, Calif., weighed in Thursday at Hooters in Costa Mesa and we have proof.
Josh ‘Iron Heart’ Bacallao has been given the opportunity to elevate his young career to the next level with his first trip to M-1 Global’s grandest stage. At M-1 Challenge: Bennett vs. Garner, Bacallao will face the amped-up fighting style of fierce European striker Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov. The action goes down from The Hangar in … Read more
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
25 year old Belarusian mixed martial artist Artiom Damkovsky walked away from his last battle carrying M-1 Global’s first-ever lightweight championship belt and extended his current win streak to five, improving his record to a respectable 11-4. Capping off a seemingly ‘Cinderella story’ torrent through the 2010 Eastern Europe M-1 Selection tournament with back-to-back-to-back decisions, … Read more
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
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
Called “the hottest card produced in Europe this fall,” “M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner” took place Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
All fighters except English welterweight Che Mills (11-4) weighed-in successfully Wednesday for M-1 Challenge XXI which takes place tomorrow at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.