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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010

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:

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). 
Yuri Ivlev (14-5) vs. Daniel Weichel (24-7) Lightweight
Mikhail Zayats (11-5) vs. TBD Light Heavyweight
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
Magomed Shikshabekov (12-0) vs. Che Mills (11-4) Welterweight
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 12:37 pm
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