New York, NY (May 23, 2011) On Saturday June 4th, M-1 is back with the M-1 Ukraine European Battle, an international card featuring top M-1 Challenge contenders, Ukrainian prospects and battles for club bragging-rights.  Fans worldwide can watch the action from the National Circus Arena in Kiev, Ukraine via LIVE streaming telecast on the official M-1 Global website (www.M-1Global.com) and M-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.

The card’s featured bouts include Yasubey Enomoto (6-3), one of the most technically sound fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA), taking on Rafal Moks (6-3) in a welterweight (170 Lbs) contention contest while former lightweight (155 Lbs) champion Artiom Damkovsky (8-5) faces the versatile fighting style of Yuri Ivlev (16-7). German welterweight prospect Christian Eckerlin (6-1) looks to shake off his first loss in a European Selection tournament quarter-final tilt with Alexander Agafonov (2-1) and Antun Racic (8-2) looks to mop the mat with Vugar Bahshiev (5-3) in order to climb a couple rungs of the lightweight contention ladder.

Top Ukrainian prospects and new comers also battle it out in an effort to impress the M-1 Executive brass in hopes of earning a contract with Europe’s leading MMA promotion and an opportunity to fight on the larger international M-1 Challenge stage.

Bouts include:

Lightweight                               Sergey Adamchuk (5-4)             vs. Sergey Sinkevich (0-1)
Welterweight                             Vladimir Opanasenko (4-3)         vs. Syanan Yusibov (0-0)
Welterweight                             Vasily Novikov (2-6)                   vs. Alexander Nimerenko (0-0)
Middleweight (185 Lbs)              Alexander Dolotenko (4-1)          vs. Philip Anasovich (0-0)

 

In the Club vs. Club match-ups, its SK "ARIS" taking on BK "Belarus".

Bouts include:
Lightweight                               Alexander Kozyr (3-2)               vs. Semen Tyrlya (1-0)
Welterweight                             Vadim Khaitulov (3-3)               vs. Viktor Talashov (0-2)
Middleweight                             Ruslan Khaskhanov (8-3)          vs. Boris Miroschnicheko (3-1)
Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs)      Saparbek Safarov (3-0)              vs. Denis Ivanets (1-3)
Heavyweight (205+ Lbs)            Igor Zadernovsky (1-0)               vs.Yuri Snegovskoy (0-0)
* Additional bouts to be added

LIVE broadcast coverage of the M-1 Ukraine European Battle will be available to viewers worldwide on the official M-1 Global website (www.M-1Global.com) and M-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 XXVI is 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).

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, www.M-1Global.com and M-1 Global facebook fan page.

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