Weichel Replaces Injured Reynolds for Oct. 28th M-1 Challenge
By FCF Staff Photo courtesy M-1 Global
M-1 Global has confirmed that lightweight Eric Reynolds will no longer fight Yuri Ivlev at the promotion’s upcoming October 28th, M-1 Challenge XXI in St. Petersburg, Russia, due to a knee injury. German veteran Daniel Weichel (24-7) (pictured left) will take his place.
“Having to withdraw always leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of both fighters, especially this close to the event,” Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global was quoted saying in the official announcement. “As unfortunate as it is for Reynolds, the fans are rewarded with an incredible replacement. Weichel’s submission skills are a dead match for Ivlev. This is another amazing fight.”
Weichel is coming off a first round, submission victory over Avtandil Shoshiashvili in August, after being stopped by Rob Sinclair in May. Weichel is 4-1 in his last five fights.
Ivlev (14-5) will head into the contest riding a six fight winning streak. Most recently in July, Ivlev knocked out Daniel Thomas in the second round.
Here is the line-up to date for the October 28th, M-1 Challenge card: