(Vinny Magalhaes)

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Victor Nemkov: Collision For Gold

Deserving Warriors Determine M-1’s Light Heavyweight Champion

New York, NY (April 5, 2011) – Adding a second title fight to M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2, Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion (MMA), locks down BJJ Ace Vinny Magalhaes (7-5) and submission specialist Viktor Nemkov in a battle to determine M-1 Global’s light heavyweight (205 Lbs) champion. The April 28th card’s main event pits current welterweight (170 Lbs) champion Shamil Zavurov (19-1) in his second title defense against top contender, Rashid Magomedov (8-1). Fans can capture the duo of title tilts taking place from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, LIVE online 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 on Thursday April 28th.

“We’ve been impressed with how Magalhaes and Nemkov have been performing in their last outings. This has been a fight we’ve been looking to put together for a while and with both fighters healthy and on solid winning streaks, this matchup made sense to make happen sooner than later,” said Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global. “Both men have been vocal about wanting a title shot and now they will meet to determine our light heavyweight champ.”


M-1 Challenge XXV Under Card:

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

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

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

Alihan Magomedov (12-2)   vs. TBA                                          Light Heavyweight

Murad Magomedov (6-6)     vs. Dmitry Samoilov (11-5-1)            Middleweight

Arsen Abdulkerimov (7-2)   vs. Alexander Volkov (10-3)              Heavyweight

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

  • Additional bouts to be announced shortly

Welterweight Championship Bout:
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Challenge Champion (19-1) clashes with Rashid Magomedov (8-1)


Light Heavyweight Championship Bout:

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


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 (www.M-1Global.com) and select affiliate partner sites starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.





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