M-1 Challenge 82 Fact Sheet

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

M-1 Challenge 82 Fact Sheet

This Saturday in Helsinki, Finland

M-1 CHALLENGE 81 FACT SHEET

 

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MAIN CARD

MAIN EVENT – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Mikhail Zayats (22-8-0, M-1: 12-5-0), Russia

vs.

Marcus “Caveman” Vanttinen (24-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Finland

WELTERWEIGHTS — 3 X 5

Juho Valmaa (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland

vs.

Aires Bendrouis (10-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Portugal

Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-3, M-1: 9-2-1), Ukraine

vs.

Keith “The One” Johnson (12-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), USA

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Pavel Gordeev (7-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia

vs.

Michel “Sassarito” Silva (18-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil

BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Janne “Jambo” Elonen-Kulmala (15-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland

vs.

Heilton Davella (15-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil

PRELIMINARY CARD

HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Toni Valtonen (27-15-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Finland

vs.

Boris “Bora” Polezhay (16-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Ukraine

MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Ruslan Shamilov (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia

vs.

“Motown” Moses Murrietta (5-0-0, M-1: 10-0), USA

Alberto Vargas (4-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 180 ½ lbs. (82.8 kg)

vs.

Akhmadkhan Ozdoev (3-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. (84 kg)

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Arnaud Kherfallah (3-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), France

vs.

Patrik Pietila (8-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland

BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Son Le “Buddah” Binh (5-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Finland

vs.

Oleg Lichkovakha (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia by way of Lithuaania

(all fights & fighters subject to change)

WHEN:           Saturday, August 5, 2017

WHERE:         Helsinki, Finland

PROMOTER: M-1 Global

LIVE STREAM: www.m1global.tv (11.30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. in USA)

INFORMATION:

www.M1Global.tv

www.mixfight.ru

www.wmmaa.org

Twitter & Instagram:

@M1GlobalNews

@VFinkelchtein

@M1Global

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/M-1-GlobalNews

M-1 CHALLENGE EVENT CALENDAR:

M-1 Challenge 82: August 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

ABOUT M-1 GLOBAL: Founded in 1997, M-1 Global has established itself in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premier entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With its office in St Petersburg, Russia, the M-1 brand has staged more than 200 events worldwide, including M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge, M-1 Global and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global on the U.S. network, Showtime. Captivating live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and match-ups, M-1 Global events have featured some of the sport’s top names, including legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Keith Jardine, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Sergei Kharitonov, Aleksander Emelianenko, Roman Zentsov, Yushin Okami, Mike Pyle, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, Chalid Arrab and Stephan Struve. 2017 has been another sensational year of world-class competition, featuring a full calendar of Challenge events, fueled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global Champions among the greatest fighters in the sport.
USA MEDIA CONTACT:

Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist

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