(Vinny Magalhaes)

New York City, New York (December 9, 2010) – With all fighters making weight, M-1 Challenge XXII marks history for M-1 Global as a trilogy of title fights and all-star cast of undercard warriors close out 2010. Starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Friday December 10th fans can tune in to the official M-1 website, www.M-1Global.com to capture the action from the Druzhba Arena in Moscow, Russia live.

“All the fighters showed up prepared to step on the scale today,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global. “M-1 Global has done everything possible to make this event our best to date which includes three title fights, a stacked undercard and a live stream to capture our worldwide fan base. What we accomplished this year is only a glimpse of what is in store for 2011.”

Under Card Bouts:

Alexander Sarnavskiy (152.0 lbs)          vs. Arsen Ubaidulaev (152.0 lbs) Lightweight

Cindy ‘Battlecat’ Dandois (145.5 lbs)    vs. Yana Kunitskaya (144.0 lbs) Woman’s 145lb

Pat Bennett (242.5 lbs)                          vs. Alexander Volkov (224.5 lbs) Heavyweight

Vinny Magalhaes (204.0 lbs)                  vs. Alihan Magomedov (203.5 lbs) Light Heavyweight

Luigi Fioravanti (185.0 lbs)                     vs. Arthur Guseinov (183.0 lbs) Middleweight

Mikhail Zayats (202.0 lbs)                       vs. David Tkeshelashvili (205.0 lbs) Light Heavyweight

Daniel Vizcaya (201.0 lbs)                      vs. Victor Nemkov (203.0 lbs) Light Heavyweight

Vusal Bayramov (155.0 lbs)                   vs. Alexander Tokarev (153.5 lbs) Lightweight

Valeri Scherbakov (227.0 lbs)                vs. Vitaliy Minakov (246.0 lbs) Heavyweight

Championship Bouts

Welterweight Division:

Abner Lloveras, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champion (167.0 lbs) vs.

Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (169.0 lbs)

Middleweight Division:

Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (183.5 lbs) vs.

Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (177.5 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Division:

Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (205.0 lbs) vs.

Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (191.0 lbs)

Free broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXII event will be available live to viewers worldwide on www.M-1Global.com starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST

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 includes a full slate of M-1 Challenge events held in the United States and Europe. These are the mega-event spectaculars where Champions defend their titles and contenders jockey for position. Feeding the contention system will be two Selection tournaments in 2011 with details being announced shortly.

Go to www.M-1Global.com for additional information.



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