Aspiring Prospects Wage War on Saturday, June 4th

New York, NY (June 3, 2011) With the scale packed away and all bouts confirmed for Saturday June 4th’s M-1 Ukraine European Battle, top M-1 Challenge contenders and prospects are ready to tear apart the canvas in hopes to clamor up the contention ladder or impress the attending M-1 Executives in hopes of earning a contract with Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion (MMA).  Fans worldwide can watch the action from the National Circus Arena in Kiev, Ukraine via LIVEstreaming telecast on the official M-1 Global website ( and M-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.

“This event is another great example of how M-1 is driving the evolution and growth of MMA in Europe,” said M-1 Global’s Director of Operations, Evgeni Kogan. “Saturday’s fights will showcase some of the Ukraine’s top talent as well as special attraction bouts featuring M-1 title contenders, such as Yasubey Enomoto. The fans tuning in to the live stream will certainly be impressed.”

M-1 Global Special Attraction Bouts:

Welterweight                            Yasubey Enomoto (169 ½ Lbs) vs. Rafal Moks (170 Lbs)

Lightweight                               Yuri Ivlev (153 Lbs)                   vs. Artiom Damkovsky (152 ¾ Lbs)

Welterweight                             Alexander Agafonov (169 3/4)   vs. Husein Haliev (167 ¼ Lbs)

Lightweight                               Antun Racic (155 Lbs)              vs. Vugar Bahshiev (155 Lbs)


M-1 Ukraine Bouts:

Lightweight                               Ilya Tiunov (153 ¼ Lbs)              vs. Farkhad Fatallah (152 ½ Lbs)

Lightweight                               Sergey Adamchuk (154 ¼ Lbs)  vs. Sergey Sinkevich (147 ½ Lbs)
Welterweight                             Vladimir Opanasenko (168 Lbs) vs. Syanan Yusibov (169 ¾ Lbs)
Welterweight                             Vasily Novikov (169 ¾ Lbs)        vs. Alexander Nimerenko (170 Lbs)
Middleweight (185 Lbs)              Alexander Dolotenko (182 ¼ Lbs) vs. Philip Anasovich (177 ¼ Lbs)


Club ‘SK ARIS’ vs. Club ‘BK Belarus’ Bouts:
Lightweight                               Alexander Kozyr (151 Lbs)         vs. Semen Tyrlya (151 Lbs)
Welterweight                             Vadim Khaitulov (169 Lbs)         vs. Viktor Talashov (168 ¼ Lbs)
Middleweight                             Ruslan Khaskhanov (185 ¼ Lbs) vs. Andrew Dryapko (183 ½ Lbs)
Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs)       Saparbek Safarov (204 ¼ Lbs)     vs. Igor Litoshik (199 ¼ Lbs)
Heavyweight (205+ Lbs)             Igor Zadernovsky (214 ¼ Lbs)      vs.Stepan Kostyuchenko (216 ¾ Lbs)

LIVE broadcast coverage of the M-1 Ukraine European Battle will be available to viewers worldwide on the official M-1 Global website ( andM-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.


The 2011 European M-1 Selection tournament second quarterfinal round will be held July 16th, 2011 as part of the Battle on the Neva River 5 card; the event will hail seaside in St. Petersburg, Russia.


M-1 Global is now in full-swing preparation for its fourth mega-event of 2011 scheduled for Friday July 8th from inside the United States. M-1 Challenge XXVIis headlined with undefeated, #1 Ranked heavyweight prospect Guram Gugenishvili (11-0) putting his belt on the line for the second time against decorated American wrestler, Pat Bennett (4-2). In co-main event action, newly crowned Lightweight Champion, Jose Figueroa (10-4) makes his first title defense against feared German submission specialist, Daniel Weichel (26-7).

‘Guram is Coming’ video teaser:


With M-1 Challenge champions established in all five weight classes, a true contenders system will fuel events throughout 2011, driving  M-1 Global’s growth as a leading brand in the US and international markets.

2011’s full slate of M-1 Challenge events held in the United States and Europe are primed to be mega-event spectaculars where Champions defend their titles and contenders jockey for position for a coveted shot at the gold. Feeding the contention system will be two Selection tournaments held throughout Europe and North America in 2011.

For additional information, go to the official M-1 website, and M-1 Global facebook fan page.




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