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Tuesday, Nov 09, 2010

Vinny Magalhaes Confirmed for Dec. 10th M-1 Challenge

By FCF Staff; photo courtesy M-1 Global
M-1 Global has announced that former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor, Vinny Magalhaes (pictured), will take on the veteran Alihan Magomedov, at the promotion’s upcoming December 10th event. M-1 Challenge XXII: “Gallicchio vs. Zavurov”, will be hosted by the Druzhba Arena in Moscow, Russia, and will feature a world welterweight title fight between Tom Gallicchio and Shamil Zavurov.
Magalhaes (4-5) has not competed since March, when he lost by unanimous decision to Pedro Galiza at Shark Fights 9. Prior to that, the decorated jiu-jitsu competitor earned back-to-back submission victories over Chris Davis and Mike Nickels, after being released from the UFC in April, 2009.
“M-1 Global is excited to have Magalhaes participating in our 2010 close-out event,” Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global was quoted saying. “Vinny brings an unparalleled element to mixed martial arts in Europe. His submission skills are unlike anything the Russians have seen and this will be a considerable test for Magomedov.” 
According to the M-1 Global press release, Magomedov is a “Russian National Pancrase and Hand-to-Hand Combat champion”, who will enter the bout carrying a 12-1 record.
Here is the line-up to date for the December 10th M-1 Challenge. The event will be streamed live on the official M-1 Global site.
Under Card Bouts:
Vinny Magalhaes (4-5) vs. Alihan Magomedov (12-1) Light Heavyweight
Luigi Fioravanti (18-8) vs. Shahrijar Abassov (23-1) Middleweight
Mikhail Zayats (12-5) vs. David ‘Square’ Tkeshelashvili Light Heavyweight
Daniel Vizcaya (3-1) vs. Victor Nemkov (9-3) Light Heavyweight
Additional bouts to be announced
Championship Bouts
Welterweight Division:
Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio, M-1 Selection Americas 2010 champion (15-5) vs.
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (17-1)
Middleweight Division:
Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) vs. Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2)  
Light Heavyweight Division:
Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (4-0) vs.
Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (9-1).
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:05 pm
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