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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

M-1 Challenge 57: Maro Perak to Make Light-Heavyweight Debut vs. Rashid Yusupov

Maro Perak (right) (photo via M-1 Global)

By FCF Staff

M-1 Global has announced that veteran Maro Perak has elected to drop down from heavyweight to light-heavyweight, and will face Rashid Yusupov at M-1 Challenge 57. The upcoming card will take place on May 2nd in Orenburg, Russia.

Perak (23-5-1) is making the move after dropping consecutive bouts to Marcin Tybura and Denis Smoldarev. Prior to the defeats the Croatian fighter had won three straight, which included a victory over UFC and Bellator vet Travis Wiuff.

According to a press release from the promotion Yusupov (4-0-1) holds an International Master of Sports in MMA, and is coming off a decision win over Charles Andrade.

M-1 Challenge 57 will be headlined by a  five-round, heavyweight super fight between unbeaten M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (12-0-0) and light-heavyweight champ Stephan “T-800” Puetz (12-1-0).

The card will be available for viewing via M1Global.TV.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:48 pm
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