M-1 Challenge 96 fact sheet for this Saturday in Russia

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release

 M-1 Challenge 96
 
FACT SHEET

 

 
MAIN CARD
MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 5 X 5
Dmitry Mikutsa (9-3-1, M-1: 2-1-0), Ukraine
vs.
Khadis Ibragimov (6-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia
 
CO-FEATURE – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (18-8-1, M-1: 1-0-1), USA
vs.
Viktor Kolesnik (14-3-1, M-1: 3-1-1), Russia
LIGHTWEIGHTS — 3 X 5
Alexey “Phenomenal” Ilyenko (8-0-1, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
vs.
Michel “Sassariro” Silva (19-7-1, M-1: 1-2-0), Brazil
WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Ruslan Rakhmonkulov (11-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
vs.
Maksim Grabovich (8-4-0, M-1: 5-4-0), Russia
 
            FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Steve Polifonte (13-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), France
vs.
Yuri Chobuka (9-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Ukraine
 
UNDERCARD
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Yuri Fedorov (1-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
vs.
Sergey Goltsov (0-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia
 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Rafal “Kuana” Kijanczuk (3-0-0 (M-1: 1-0-0), Poland
vs.
Ibragim Sagov (4-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia
 
CATCHWEIGHT (72, kg, 158 ½ lbs.) – 3 X 5
Jurand Lisieski (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Poland
vs.
Vasily Kozlov (pro debut), Russia
 
WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Dmitriy Tikhonyuk (pro debut), Ukraine
vs.
Boris Medvedev (2-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Filip Kovarik (3-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Poland
vs.
Artem Tarasov (2-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia
 
FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Rene Hackl (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Hungary
vs.
Nikita Solonin (4-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Russia
 
Adam Borovec (pro debut), Czech Republic
vs.
Akhmadkhan Bokov (3-3-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia
FLYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Sanzhar Adilov (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Kazakhstan
vs.
Vazha Tsiptauri (5-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0)
 
(all fights & fighters subject to change)
 
 
WHEN:           Saturday, August 25, 2018
 
WHERE:         Saint Petersburg, Russia
 
PROMOTER:  M-1 Global
 
LIVE STREAM: www.m1global.tv (11.00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT in USA). Also available on FITE.TV (preliminary card is free, $7.99 for the main card)
INFORMATION:
 
 
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Upcoming M-1 Challenge Events:
Aug. 25 – M-1 Challenge 96: Mikutsa vs. Ibragimov in Saint Petersburg, Russia
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USA MEDIA CONTACT:
Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist
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