New York, NY (April 18, 2011) – With time ticking down to M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2 on April 28th, Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, M-1 Global, adds heavyweights Maxim Grishin and Vladimir Kuchenko to a card generating worldwide attention. Fans can capture all the action from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, LIVE online on the official M-1 Global website, and M-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.

Red Devil Sports Club fighter Maxim Grishin is aiming to rebound after a tough loss to M-1’s undefeated heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili in his last outing this past March; Grishin was forced to tap due to being caught in a suffocating rear-naked-choke inside the title bout’s opening round. Kuchenko is making his return with M-1 Global a mission to put his fighting career back on track and build some much needed momentum.

M-1 Challenge XXV Under Card:

Alexander Kosarev (1-2)       vs. TBA                                          Heavyweight (205+ Lbs.)

M-1 Challenge XXV Main Card (Streaming Live):

Maxim Grishin (7-5)             vs. Vladimir Kuchenko (4-8-1)           Heavyweight

Mikhail Zayats (13-5)           vs. Malik Merad (10-6)                      Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs)

Arsen Temirkhanov (8-1)       vs. Juanma Suarez (6-0)                  Welterweight (170 Lbs)

Murad Magomedov (6-6)       vs. Ramzan Algeriev (1-0)                 Middleweight (185 Lbs)

Alexander Volkov (10-3)        vs. Denis Goltsov (2-2)                     Heavyweight

Alexander Yakovlev (10-3)     vs. Christian Eckerlin (6-0)               Welterweight

Andrei Semenov (29-9-2)      vs. Luigi Fioravanti (22-8)                  Middleweight

  • Additional bouts to be announced
Welterweight Championship Bout:
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Challenge Champion (19-1) clashes with Rashid Magomedov (8-1)

Light Heavyweight Championship Bout:

Vinny Magalhaes (7-5) battles Viktor Nemkov (10-2) for the vacant 205-pound strap

M-1 Challenge XXV Video Teasers:

Free LIVE broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXV event from St. Petersburg, Russia will be available to viewers worldwide on the official M-1 Global website ( and select affiliate partner sites starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.



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