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Friday, Nov 11, 2011

Final Line-Up Confirmed for M-1 Challenge: Emelianenko vs. Malikov

Alexander (left) and Fedor Emelianenko

By FCF Staff 

M-1 Global has confirmed the final line-up for the promotion’s M-1 Challenge XXVIII event that will take place tomorrow, November 12th, in Astrakhan, Russia. The event will feature the brother of former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Emelianenko, taking on heavyweight Magomed Malikov in the main event.

The promotion managed to put together a new headliner on less than two weeks notice, after welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Rashid Magomedov.

Emelianenko (17-4) is competing for the first time since last October, when he was stopped by Peter Graham, to end the veteran’s six fight win streak.

Malikov (6-1) is coming off a tournament victory in July, which saw him score wins over Yuri Gorbenko and Bellator vet Alexey Oleinik, while competing for Fight Star.

Here is the finalized line-up for M-1 Challenge XXVIII. The event’s main card will be available via on line pay-per-view through ustream.tv and the preliminary card will be streamed live on Facebook.

M-1 Challenge XXVIII
Yves Landu 5-2 vs Vugar Bahshiev (Sambo-Piter) 5-4
Tomasz Narkun (Berserkers Team) 5-2 vs Saparbek Safarov (Legion) 4-0
Isaiah Larson (Striking Viking) 13-6 vs Alihan Magomedov (Anapa) 9-2
Magomed Malikov (Highlander) 6-1 vs Alexander Emelianenko (AE Team) 17-4

Preliminary Card
David Bodrie (France) 3-0  vs Anton Kostishchin (Alexander Nevsky) 2-0
Enok Solves Torres (Spain) 8-4  vs Ruslan Hashanov (Legion) 8-4
Yan Zhdansky (Czech Republic) 3-0 vs Anatoly Tokov (Alexander Nevsky) 3-0
Sunay Hamidov (Bulgaria) 4-2 vs Alexey Martynov (Music Hall) 3-0
Gregory Baben (France) 13-10 vs Alexander Dolotenko (Sk Aris) 4-1

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:52 pm
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