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Monday, Oct 18, 2010

Mikhail Zayats Added to M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner

By FCF Staff  Photo Courtesy M-1 Global
M-1 Global has announced that light-heavyweight Mikhail Zayats will compete on the promotion’s upcoming October 28th event in St. Petersburg, Russia. No opponent has been confirmed for the Red Devil Sport Club fighter.

Zayats (11-5) (pictured left) is coming off a first round, submission victory over Toni Valtonen in June, after being stopped by Robert Jocz in January. The Russian fighter heads into the October 28th bout having gone 2-3 in his last five fights.

“Zayats needs to seize the opportunity that has been presented to him and return to his winning ways,” M-1 Global’s Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan was quoted saying in a press release. “M-1 Challenge XXI is drawing considerable attention and we’re expecting Zayats to deliver a great performance.”

The M-1 Challenge will be headlined by a bout between Americas Selection heavyweight winner Kenny Garner and Western Europe finalist Guram Gugenishvili, to determine the promotion’s heavyweight champion.

Here is the line-up to date for the October 28th, M-1 Challenge XXI card.
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. TBD
Magomed Shikshabekov (12-0) vs. Che Mills (11-4) Welterweight
Yuri Ivlev (14-5) vs. Eric Reynolds (13-4) 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
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 12:25 pm
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