Two more fights announced for Oct. 17 M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts
Airing live from Ingushetia, Russia on M1Global.tv

M-1 Global has announced two more fights for M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts, airing live October 17 on www.M1Global.TV from Summer Amphitheatre Magas in Ingushetia, Russia.

Russian lightweight Bashir Gagiev (5-2-0) takes on Artiom Damkovsky (17-9-0, 7 TKO/KO), of Belarus), in a highly anticipated, entertaining match-up of strikers. Gagiev is stepping up in class to fight 8-year MMA veteran Damkovsky, who is 2-0 in 2014 having defeated Zulfikar Usmanov and Victor Cook.

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Artiom Damkovsky fires a kick

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Bashir Gagiev in action

Spaniard Daniel “The Gladiator” Tabera (18-5-0, 4KO/TKO, 6 SUB) and Murad “The Hunter” Abdullayev (11-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, of Russia, will battle to determine the first challenger for the vacant M-1 Challenge welterweight belt.

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Tabera celebrates his win in M-1 Challenge 50

During his 6-year MMA career, Tabera has defeated new M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, as well as Michael Hare, Sergei Kaznovsky and former Bellator champion Attila Vega. Tabera won a hard fought split decision over Ilya Doderkina last month in M-1 Challenge 50.

Out of action for the past 1 ½ years, Abdullayev returns to the ring hungry to make up for lost time. His 11 victims include Albert Tumenov, Arbi Aguev and Victor Halmi.

Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (27-4-0, 6 KO/TKO, 16 SUB), of Slovakia, and Tural Ragimov (9-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), of Azerbaijan, will headline the Oct. 17th event for the M-1 Challenge featherweight title, recently vacated by Marat Gafurov.

Additional fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 XFC Season II International Tournament & Super Fight Series Begins Sept. 27thAfter debuting the Season I International Tournament & Super-Fight series inside RedeTV studios in Brazil, XFC will now host events throughout Latin America! On September 27, at the Gigantão Arena in Araraquara (SP) the promotion will kickoff their second season; televised on the largest open broadcast network in Latin America, Rede TV! and streamed worldwide for FREE on their website XFCMMA.com.

Headlined with the first World Title Fight on Brazilian soil, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro (Brazil) puts his featherweight title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe. In the co-main event, the post-poned Season I women’s strawweight tournament finale between Vanessa Melo and Vanessa Guimarães will round out a stacked card of thirteen action packed fights. The card also includes the kick-off of the Women’s Flyweight & Men’s Bantamweight tournaments.

Raising the bar from regional fights to International disputes, the XFC’s first season outside the U.S. boasted record shattering ratings. Season II shows signs of reaching even further heights, with 48 athletes from 17 different countries signed to step into the HeXagon. At XFCi 6: Brazil, United States, Russia, Finland, Mexico, and Colombia will all have fighters representing their country. Throughout Season II’s five event series, over 23 countries will be represented. Four events are set to take place in 2014 with the tournament finale in January 2015.

Now at the helm of the XFC operations, Myron Molotky has assumed the presidency of the XFC in both the United States and international operations, at his side are CEO Edward Jung and matchmaker Eduardo Duarte.

“We are very excited about our second international season, it’s full of talented fighters and great matchups.” Molotky stated. “Our initial goal was fulfilled in the first season, to showcase the XFC to another part of the World. We came to Brazil to discover and provide opportunities for young athletes, to allow them to show their talent and compete on one of the Worlds largest stages. In season II we will continue that vision, but now shift to arena shows allowing thousands more fans to experience XFC events, as we spread our principles of honor and integrity,” he concluded.

Season II of the XFC International Tournament and Super-Fight Series will begin on Sept. 27th, 2014. Four of the thirteen fights will be broadcast live on Rede TV! in Brazil and streamed worldwide to XFC fans for FREE via the promotions website. Follow the XFC and their fighters daily on all major social media platforms and view the entire fight card at XFCMMA.com.

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Fight Network FNTSY Sports Network Launch on Roku e1410819123885 Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network Launch on RokuAnthem Media Group Inc. announced today that the world’s premier combat sports television channel Fight Network and the first-ever channel dedicated to fantasy sports FNTSY Sports Network are now available in the Roku Channel Store.

Fight Network is available to Roku users in North America, while FNTSY Sports Network can be purchased by Roku users in North America, the U.K. and Republic of Ireland. Both networks are now available for purchase at a monthly subscription rate of $2.99 each, which includes a 30-day free preview, or an annual subscription rate of $29.99 each.

Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network are 24-hour television channels, with accompanying video-on-demand (VOD) content, mobile apps, websites and presence on all major social media platforms. The channels available for the Roku platform support both video-on-demand (VOD) content and live streaming.

Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network are owned by Anthem Media Group Inc., a global leader in operating targeted specialty television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms.

“With our continued emphasis on offering a dynamic multi-platform service, we’re optimistic about our launch on Roku, a leader in streaming entertainment to the TV,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc. “With the great demand for interactive sports programming, Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network will offer Roku users the best in combat sports and fantasy sports content, adding more great specialty programming for these passionate fan bases.”

“Our focus is to provide Roku users with the most content available on any streaming platform across a variety of genres,” said Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, Director of Content Acquisition for Roku. “The addition of these channels broadens our content offering and provides our combat and fantasy sports fans with content that is relevant to their interests any time they want it.”
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Sergei Kharitonov & Satoshi Ishii
Fighting in Nov. 11 showdown
M-1 Challenge 53 streaming live from China on M1Global.TV

M 1 Challenge 53 e1410641863895 Kharitonov vs Ishii set for M 1 Challenge 53 Battle in the Celestial Kingdom on Nov. 11

M-1 Global announced today that two of the top heavyweight fighters in the world, Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (21-5-0, 11 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (12-3-1, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), will square-off November 11 on M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in the Celestial Kingdom at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China.

M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (11-0-0, 4 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), of Poland, will make his first title defense against undefeated challenger Denis Smoldarev (8-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) on this explosive event.

M-1 Challenge 53 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TV, live from China. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.

Kharitonov 150x150 Kharitonov vs Ishii set for M 1 Challenge 53 Battle in the Celestial Kingdom on Nov. 11The 6′ 4″, 260-pound Kharitonov, fighting out of Russia, has defeated Fabricio Werdum, Pedro Rizzo, Andrei Arlovski and Alistar Overeem during his 5 ½ year MMA career.

Kharitonov has been more involved in kickboxing than mixed martial arts of late, but his return to MMA and M-1 Global finds him in the ring with rising Japanese star and judo sensation, Ishii, in a Special Heavyweight Attraction.

Ishii has beaten, among the more notable MMA fighters, Jeff Monson, Pedro Rizzo and Tim Sylvia. Last month, Ishii suffered a cut that cost him his fight against Mirko “Crop Cop” Fillipovich.

Ishii 150x150 Kharitonov vs Ishii set for M 1 Challenge 53 Battle in the Celestial Kingdom on Nov. 11The 5′ 11″, 240-pound Ishii will be fighting in his third M-1 Global event having lost in 2011 to legendary Fedor Emelianenko by way of a first-round knockout by punches. Satoshi defeated Monson last October in M-1 Challenge 42 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

M-1 Global originally planned to match Kharitonov against former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion, Damian “Polish Pitbull” Grabowski (19-2-0, 6 KO/TKO, 6 SUB), who recently lost his title to Tybura. Plans will soon be announced for Grabowski’s return.

Russian welterweight Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov (2-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 0 SUB) is also scheduled to fight on M-1 Challenge 53.

Additional fights and opponents will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
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Buchinger and Ragimov to fight for M-1 Challenge featherweight title Oct. 17 in M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts
Airing live from Ingushetia, Russia on M1Global.tv

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Tural Ragimov (black trunks) avoids kick and counter punches

Red-hot MMA fighters Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (27-4-0, 6 KO/TKO, 16 SUB) and Tural Ragimov (9-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) will fight October 17 for the coveted M-1 Challenge featherweight title, recently vacated by Marat Gafurov, in M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts, airing live on www.M1Global.TV from Summer Amphitheatre Magas in Ingushetia, Russia.

Buchinger and Ragimov are unbeaten since joining M-1 Global, both winning a pair of matches.

“Marat Gafurov has moved on from M-1 Global and we wish him success in his future career,” M-1 Global CEO/Founder Vadim Finkelchtein said. “Our featherweight division is loaded with bright, young talent. Buchinger and Ragimov have proven themselves and they were chosen as the top contenders to fight for the vacant title. It should be a great fight.”

Styles make fights and Buchinger, a technician from Slovakia, faces Azerbaijan striker Ragimov in a classic match-up of fighters with contrasting strengths.

Buchinger has won his last six fights, including the last two against Mikhail Malyutin (SUB1 – rear naked choke) and Sergei Golyaev (DEC3), respectively, this past August in M-1 Challenge 50 and in M-1 Challenge 47 last April.

Ragimov is riding a five-fight win streak, including the last two versus and Lee Morrison (SUB1 – arm-bar) and Aliyar Sarkerov (TKO2 – punches), respectively, this past June in M-1 Challenge 49 and last March in M-1 Challenge 46.

Additional fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
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M-1 CHALLENGE 51: Fightspirit
Vasilevsky wins M-1 Challenge middleweight title
OFFICIAL RESULTS

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New M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky

In an all-out war between Russian countrymen, Vyacheslav “Slav” Vasilevsky (25-2-0, 11 KO/TKO, 7 SUB) captured the M-1 Challenge middleweight title tonight, stopping defending champion Ramazan Emeev (11-3-0, 2 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) in the fourth round, tonight in M-1 Challenge 41: Fightspirit at Izhorets Stadium in Kolpino, Moscow, Russia.

In a Super Fight, Russian lightweight contender Islam Makhachev (11-0-0, 2 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) kept his undefeated record intact, defeating Croatian invader Ivica Truscek (25-21-0, 14 K.TKO, 9 SUB) by way of third-round submission via a triangle choke.

Ukrainian lightweight Maxim Divnich (9-0-0, 5 KO/TKO, 1 SUB) also remained unbeaten, using a heel hook to submit previously undefeated Antonio “Nego” Paulo (4-1-0, 1 SUB), of Brazil, in the opening round.

Croatian lightweight Anton Radman (11-3-0, 1 KO/TKO, 8 SUB)) needed only 43-seconds to upset MMA veteran Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (34-10-1, 3 KO/TKO, 23 SUB), of Ukraine, by submission with an arm-bar.

Russian lightweight Sergei Andreev (5-3-0, 1 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) punched out Arthur Kascheev (6-5-0, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) in the first round.

Six Championship Final matches of Grand Prix Cities of Military Glory preceded the main card.

The action was streamed live in HD on www.M1Global.TV.

Complete results and a picture gallery are below:

Official Results

M-1 CHALLENGE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (25-2-0), Russia WKO/TKO4 (4:34) Ramazam Emeev (11-3-0), Russia
(Vasilevsky won M-1 Challenge Middleweight title)

SUPERFIGHT – WELTERWEIGHTS
Islan Makhachev (11-0-0), Russia WSEB3 (4:45 – triangle choke) Ivica Truscek (25-21-0), Croatia

LIGHTWEIGHTS
Maxim Divnich (9-0-0), Ukraine WSUB1 (2:25 – heel choke) Antonio Paulo (4-1-0), Brazil

WELTERWEIGHTS
Anton Radman (11-3-0), Croatia WSUB1 (0:43 – arm-bar) Alexander Butenko (34-10-1), Ukraine

LIGHTWEIGHTS
Sergei Andreev (5-3-0), Russia WKO/THO1 (1:55 – punches) Arthur Kashcheev (6-5-0), Ukraine

Championship Finals of Grand Prix Cities of Military Glory

FEATHERWEIGHTS:
Zhamaludin Israpilov WDEC2 Tilek Batyrova (Narofominsk).

LIGHTWEIGHTS: Arthur Aliyev WDEC2 Yuri Smoyana

WELTERWEIGHTS: Dowd Shaikhaev WSUB1 (1:50) Arsene Baymurzayev

MIDDLEWEIGHTS: Elvin Mammadov WDEC2 Magomed Magomedov

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS: Batraz Agaev WKO1 Taygiba Dzhavatkhanov

HEAVYWEIGHTS: Kurban Ibragimov WTKO1 (due to injury) Magomed Dibirova

Vasilevsky-Emeev fight:

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Makhachev-Truscek fight:

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M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Championship
Marcin Tybura defends against Denis Smoldarev
M-1 Challenge 53 streaming live Nov. 11 from Russia on M1Global.TV


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M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in China is shaping up as an MMA heavyweight extravaganza, November 11 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, to be held in conjunction with the International Economic Forum.

Newly crowned M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (11-0-0, 4 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) headlines in his first title defense against undefeated challenger Denis Smoldarev (8-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB).

M-1 Challenge 53 will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TV, live from China. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.

Tubura, fighting out of Poland, captured the M-1 Challenge heavyweight title in his last fight, choking defending champion and fellow Pole, Damian “Polish Pitbull” Grabowski (19-2-0, 6 KO/TKO, 10 SUB), last month in M-1 Challenge 50. Smoldarev is known at home as the “Brock Lesnar of Estonia.”

Also scheduled to fight on the Nov. 11 show are Russian heavyweight star Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (21-5-0, 11 KO/TKO, 9 SUB), Japanese heavyweight and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (12-3-1, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), and Russian welterweight Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov (2-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 0 SUB).

During his 5 ½ year professional career, the 6′ 4″, 260-pound Kharitonov has defeated the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Pedro Rizzo, Andrei Arlovski and Alistar Overeem, while Ishii’s victims include notables such as Jeff Monson, Pedro Rizzo and Tim Sylvia.

Additional fights and opponents will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

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