Bacallao intent to wreck ‘Beckan’ at M-1 Challenge: Bennett vs. Garner

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

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

Dissecting Damkovsky’s title defense: Can “The People’s Champ” dethrone THE champ

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

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

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 Global presents the top 10 fights of 2010: #9 Mairbek Taisumov vs. Julien Boussuge

M-1 Global has selected their top 10 fights of 2010 and made the videos available to fans online. Fight number nine is an M-1 Selection Western European Lightweight Semifinal match-up from May.