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Saturday, Mar 26, 2011

M-1 Challenge: Jose Figueroa, Magomed Sultanakhmedov New Champs

By FCF Staff
M-1 Global’s Showtime debut saw two new champions crowned, as Jose Figueroa and Magomed Sultanakhmedov (pictured) took home the lightweight and middleweight championships respectively, with second round stoppages.
Figueroa overwhelmed Artiom Damkovsky on the mat for much of their main event tilt, and punished the Belarus fighter from above with strikes. With a bloodied Damkovsky unable to escape Figueroa’s assault from a full mount in round two, the referee intervened to hand Figueroa the M-1 Global lightweight title.
Figueroa pounding Damkovsky
In a bout that was largely contested on its feet, Sultanakhmedov blasted a game Tyson Jeffries with hard kicks to his legs and midsection throughout the bout, before finishing the Team Quest fighter off with a series of strikes in round two.
Former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor Vinny Magalhaes made short work of light-heavyweight Jake Doerr; after flooring the previously undefeated fighter with a right hand just seconds in, Magalhaes quickly took Doerr’s back and finished the fight with a series of punches from above.
Sultanakhmedov kicking Jeffries
Here are the results from last night’s M-1 Challenge card in Norfolk, Virginia.
M-1 Challenge Lightweight Championship
Jose Figueroa def. Artiom Damkovsky by TKO 2:28 of R2
M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship
Magomed Sultanakhmedov def. Tyson Jeffries by TKO 3:07 of R2
Vinny Magalhaes def. Jake Doerr by TKO 1:47 of R1
Jason Norwood def. Mojo Horne byUnanimous Decision
Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Beau Baker by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:32 of R2
Non-televised Undercard
Jesse Riggleman def.Jason Hilliker by Submission (Guilotine Choke) 3:13 of R1
Geroge Sheppard def. David Derby by KO 1:50 of R1
Johnny Curtis def. Bobby Gurley by Verbal Submission 36 Seconds of R1
Colton Smith def. Brian Nielson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:19 of R1
Bethany Marshall def. Stacy Grant by Submission (Heel Hook) 1:39 of R2
Bryan Lashomb def. Marcus Daniels by TKO 57 seconds of R1
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 11:59 am
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