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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011

Undercard Announced for M-1 Challenge XXIV

By FCF Staff, photo courtesy M-1 Global

M-1 Global has confirmed the undercard line-up for the promotion’s M-1 Challenge “Damkovsky vs. Figueroa” event this Friday in Norfolk, Virginia. The March 25th event, which will be broadcast on Showtime, will feature a lightweight bout between champion Artiom Damkovsky and challenger Jose Figueroa.

Additional undercard bouts which have been announced include: two lightweight fights as Phillip Wyman (5-5) faces Max Martyniouk (0-1) and George Sheppard (8-5) takes on David Derby (2-3); bantamweight bouts featuring Jesse Riggleman (9-2) versus Jason Hilliker (2-1) and Bryan Lashomb (1-0) against Marcus Daniels (pro debut). At welterweight, Colton Smith will fight Brian Nielson and at heavyweight Bobby Gurley meets Johnny Curtis (3-2). In a women’s matchup, Bethany Marshall (3-0) will fight Stacy Grant (1-1) at 135 pounds.

Friday’s M-1 Challenge will also feature Magomed Sultanakhmedov (15-5) versus 2010 M-1 Selection Americas tournament winner Tyson ‘The Anti-Hero’ Jeffries (7-4), to determine the promotion’s middleweight champion. Former TUF competitor Vinny Magalhaes (6-5) will face undefeated light-heavyweight Jake Doerr (6-0) in another, previously confirmed main card fight.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:06 pm
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