Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
Baric Named Zayats’ Opponent for Oct. 28th M-1 Challenge
By FCF Staff Photo Courtesy M-1 Global
M-1 Global has announced that Matias Baric will face Mikhail Zayats (pictured left) at the promotion’s upcoming October 28th, M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner event in St. Petersburg, Russia. Earlier in the week the organization confirmed that Zayats would compete on the card, however, no opponent had yet been determined.
Baric (5-3) is coming off a submission loss to Arunas Andriuskevicus in June, after winning four straight fights, which included a TKO stoppage win over Ivan Simic in May.
Zayats (11-5) is 2-3 in his last five fights; most recently, at a Fight Festival in June, the light-heavyweight submitted Toni Valtonen.
The October 28th M-1 Challenge card will feature Kenny Garner vs. Guram Gugenishvili in the main event, which will determine the promotion’s heavyweight champion.
Here is the line-up to date for the event:
Lightweight Title Fight:
Artiom Damkovsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (10-4) vs.
Mairbek Taisumov, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champion (12-2)
Middleweight Title Fight:
Magomed Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) vs.
Rafał Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2)
Heavyweight Title Fight:
Kenny Garner, M-1 Selection Americas champion (5-2) vs.
Guram Gugenishvili, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (9-0).
Mikhail Zayats (11-5) vs. Matias Baric (5-3) Light Heavyweight
Yuri Ivlev (14-5) vs. Daniel Weichel (24-7) Lightweight
Alexei Nazarov (9-3) vs. Alexei Belyaev (10-4) Middleweight
Alexander Sarnavsky (10-0) vs. Victor Kuku (7-5-1) Lightweight
Rashid Magomedov (6-2) vs. Igor Araujo (18-5) Welterweight
Dmitry Samoilov (8-5-1) vs. Gadzhimurad Omarov (5-0) Light Heavyweight
Vusal Bairamov (0-1) vs. Joakhim Apie (0-0) Lightweight
Magomed Shikshabekov (12-0) vs. Che Mills (11-4) Welterweight
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:00 pm