M-1 CHALLENGE 97 / TATFIGHT 7 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

M-1 CHALLENGE 97 / TATFIGHT 7
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
KAZAN, Russia (September 27, 2018) – The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow’s M-1 Challenge 97, headlined by the vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title fight between Roman Bogatov and Rubenilton “Rubinho” Pereira, in Kazan, Russia.
Below find the official weights and pictures:
 
MAIN CARD
MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 5 X 5
(R) Roman Bogatov (6-0-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. (70,3 kg)
vs.
(L) Rubenilton Pereira (20-5-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Brazil 154 ½ lbs. (70,25 kg)
 
CO-FEATURE – MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
(R) Ruslan Shamilov (4-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. (84 kg)
vs.
(L) Enoc Solves Torres (22-10-1, M-1: 6-7-1), Spain 185 lbs. (83,95 kg)
WELTERWEIGHTS — 3 X 5
(R) Maxim Grabovich (8-4-0, M-1: 5-4-0), Russia 167 ½ lbs. (76,2 kg)
vs.
(L) Tiago Varejao Lacerda (27-5-1, 1 NC, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 170 lbs. (77,15 kg)
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
(L) Mickael “Ragnar” Lebout (17-9-2, M-1: 1-1-0), France 160 lbs. (72,877,1 kg) kg)
vs.
(R) Alexey “Ataman” Makhno (18-6-0, M-1: 5-3-0), Russia 161 ½ lbs. (73,45 kg)*
 
            (L) Alik Albogachiev (5-0-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia154 lbs. (70,1 kg)
vs.
(R) Pavel Gordeev (11-1-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia 154 lbs. (70,2 kg)
 
UNDERCARD
 
WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Vladimir “The Woodcutter” Tyurin (4-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 169 ½ lbs. (77,1 kg)
vs.
Spencer “Judge” Jebb (12-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Canada 169 lbs. (76,8 kg)
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
 
Ruslan Khisamutdinov (10-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Russia 154 lbs. (70,05 kg)
vs.
Jani Salmi (8-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Finland 154 ½ lbs (70,3 kg)
FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Timur Doronin (3-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 145 lbs. (65,8 kg)
vs.
Kangkang “The Knife” Fu (3-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), China 144 ½ lbs. (65,7 kg)
 
BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Sergey Klyuev (6-1-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia 136 lbs. (61,95)*
vs.
Chris “The Greek Assassin” Kelades (12-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Canada 134 lbs. (61,05 kg)
 
Nidzhat Imanov (4-3-1, M-1: 1-0-1), Russia 134 ½ lbs. (61,2 kg)
vs.
Ivan Eremenko (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 134 lbs. (60,95 kg)
 
PRE-UNDERCARD
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Nikolay Rachek (7-6-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia 241 lbs. (109,5 kg)
vs.
Midaugas Gerve (3-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Northern Ireland
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Nikita Shamov (pro debut), Russia 182 lbs. (82,9 kg)
vs.
Denis Tiuliulin (2-3-0, 1 NC, M-1: 0-1-0) 184 lbs. (83,75 kg)
 
WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Zakhar Popel (1-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 170 ½ lbs. (77,5 kg)
vs.
Gadzhibaba Gadzhibabaev (pro debut), Azerbaijan 169 ½ lbs. (77,05 kg)
 
(all fights & fighters subject to change)
 
 
WHEN:           Friday, September 28, 2018
 
WHERE:         Kazan, Russia
 
PROMOTER: M-1 Global
 
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UPCOMING EVENT: M-1 Challenge 97: Tatfight 7, Kazan, Russia
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