Jeff Monson, Aleksander Emelianenko Score Wins at M-1 Challenge 31
By FCF Staff
Following his loss to Fedor Emelianenko last November, UFC vet Jeff Monson got back on the winning track at M-1 Challenge 31 this weekend, by working his way to a split decision victory over Alexey Oleinik.
The card, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, also saw Fedor’s brother Alexander Emelianenko stop Tadas Rimkevicius in the second round.
In addition, the M-1 Global Welterweight Championship changed hands, as Rashid Magomedov scored a five round, unanimous decision over Yasubey Enomoto.
Here are the results form M-1 Challenge 31.
Jeff Monson def. Alexey Oleinik via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Aleksander Emelianenko def. Tadas Rimkevicius via TKO (punches) 1:52 R2
Rashid Magomedov def. Yasubey Enomoto via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-47, 50-45)
Alexander Yakovlev def. Shamil Zavurov via TKO (retirement) 5:00 of R3
Deniss Smoldarev def. Denis Komkin via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Abdulmajid Magomedov def. Arthur Shumakov via submission (rear-naked choke) 3:53 R1
Vugar Bakhshiev def. Jerome Bouisson via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 R2
Marat Gafurov def. David Kozma via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 R2
Ilya Doderkin def. Alexey Martynov via submission (triangle choke) at 1:57 R1
Bruno Carvalho def. Ramazan Esenbaev via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)