“Storm” Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93, Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight

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“Storm” Warning!
Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko
To headline M-1 Challenge 93
 
Plus, Artem Frolov vs. Joe Riggs title fight
 
June 1 in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Alexander Shlemenko (R) is as tough as they come

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 24, 2018)) – One of the greatest middleweights in mix martial arts history, Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko, returns to The Rage on June 1 to headline M-1 Challenge 93 versus Brazilian power-puncher Bruno Silva (17-6-0, M-1: 0-0-0), at Chelyabinsk, Russia.

A hand-to-hand combat sports and kickboxing specialist, Shlemenko (56-10-0, 1 NC, M-1: 6-0-0) is a former Bellator champion, who took top honors in the 2016 M-1 Grand Prix, using a choke hold for a second-round submission of Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in the M-1 Challenge 68 Fight of the Night.

In his last M-1 action, “Storm” needed only 25 seconds to stop Brandon Halsey, avenging his Bellator title-fight loss, last June at M-1 Challenge 79.

An aggressive striker who has had registered 56 career pro victories, Shlemenko is known as a crowd pleaser, and the gifted Russian star still shines bright.

Silva, who will be making his M-1 debut, has stopped 14 of his 17 victims to date. The Shlemenko vs. Silva match-up is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and few figures it will go the complete distance.

In the co-featured event, undefeated M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Artem Frolov (10-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0) makes his first title defense against former UFC fighter Joe “Diesel” Riggs (47-17-1, M-1: 2-0-1). The 26-year-old Frolov, of Russia, captured the M-1 Challenge title last October at M-1 Challenge 84, when he won a five-round unanimous decision over Caio Magalhaes, of Brazil. Riggs is a seasoned MMA fighter from America, who is an extremely dangerous, battle-tested opponent with as much experience as any fighter in the world.

M-1 Challenge 93 will be live-streamed from Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. M-1 Challenge 93 will also be available onwww.FITE.TV (preliminary card is free, $7.99 for the main card)

All fighters and fights are subject to change. Main and full preliminary card bouts will soon be announced.

 

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Upcoming M-1 Challenge Events:
May 12 – M-1 Challenge 91: Doskalchuk vs. Ashimov in Shenzhen, China.
May 24 – M-1 Challenge 92: Kharitonov vs. Vyazigin in Saint Petersburg, Russia
June 1 – M-1 Challenge 93: Shelemnko vs. Siva in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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