Damir Ismagulov (on top) puts his M-1 Challenge lightweight title on the line June 15
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (June 10, 2018) – M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov will defense his title versus Belarus challenger Artem Damkovsky, this Friday (June 15) in the M-1 Challenge 94: Battle in the Heart of the Continent” main event, in Orenburg, Russia.
Ismagulov (15-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0), fighting out of Russia, captured his M-1 Challenge title belt 13 months ago at M-1 Challenge 78 , when he stopped Maxim Divnich on punches in the fifth round.
Damkovsky (22-10-0, M-1: 13-7-0), who was the original M-1 Challenge lightweight champion, earned his title shot by winning his last three fights, knocking out Divnich in the second round with a lethal kick at M-1 Challenge 70, registered the M-1 Challenge 72 Knockout of the Night against Alexey Makhno, and unanimous decision over Erivan Pereira Silva at M-1 Challenge 74.
Raul Tutarauli takes on undefeated Russian lightweight Roman Bogatov (5-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0) in the co-featured event. Also scheduled to fight on the main card is Valery “The Russian Hammer” Myasnikov (12-1-1, M-1: 3-1-2) against Mikhail Ragozin (11-3-0, M-1: 3-1-0) in a battle of Russian middleweights to determine the No. 1 M-1 Challenge middleweight contender.
A rare M-1 female fight will be showcased on the preliminary card as Zejna “Sei” Krantic (0-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), fighting out of Spain, squares off against pro-debuting Asiya Kluytova, of Russia.
June 15 – M-1 Challenge 94, Ismagulov vs. Samkovsky
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