PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release
WKG & M-1 Challenge 100
This Saturday in Harbin, China
MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 5 X 5
Roman Bogatov (7-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Champion, Russia
Michel “Sassarito” Silva (22-7-1, M-1: 3-2-0), Challenger, Brazil
CO-FEATURE – BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Edward “The Ninja” Massey (5-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), USA
Huoyixibai Chuhayifu (10-3-1, M-1: 1-1-0)
WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Gian “Pitbull” Siqueia (16-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil
Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (46-14-3, M-1: 11-3-1), Russia
Tiago “Bahia” Varejao Lacerda (27-6-1, M-1: 1-1-0), Brazil
Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (23-9-0, M-1: 2-0-0), China
BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Rafael Dias (15-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Brazil
Vazha Tsiptauri (6-1-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Georgia
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Dmitry Tebekin (9-4-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia
Marcin “Bane” Lazarz (11-6-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Poland
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Yoislandy “Cuba” Izquierdo (12-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Cuba
Raul Tutarauli (18-5-0, M-1: 6-3-0), Georgia
Maxim Pashkov (13-5-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine
Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain (18-9-1, M-1: 1-1-1), USA
FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Akhmadkhan Bokov (4-4-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia
Kangkang “The Knife” Fu (3-3-0, M-1: 0-2-0), China
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Ellina Kallionidou (6-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Greece
Quihui Yan (11-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China
(all fights & fighters subject to change)
WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019
WHERE: Harbin, China
PROMOTER: M-1 Global
LIVE STREAM: www.m1global.tv (4.30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT in USA). Also available on FITE.TV (preliminary card is free, $7.99 for the main card)
M-1 GLOBAL NOTEBOOK
- WKG & M-1 Challenge 100 is the anniversary show and the first show of 2019.
- 20 fighters represent 9 different nations: China, Russia, USA, Brazil, Georgia, Cuba, Greece, Ukraine and Poland.
- Alexander Butenko (46-14-3) is the most experienced fighter of this show, it’s going to be his 64th pro fight. He is also the former lightweight champion.
- Lightweight champion Roman Bogatov defends his title for the first time.
- Lightweight challenger Michel Silva is the tallest lightweight in M-1 Global. He is 6′ 2”.
- Edward “The Ninja” Massey and Yoislandy Izquierdo both won their M-1 debuts by head kick knockouts in the first round. Massey needed 18 seconds, Izquierdo 36 seconds.
- American featherweight Daniel Swain headlined the show in China last year, but he will open the undercard this time.
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Upcoming M-1 Challenge Events:
Jan. 26 – WKG & M-1 Challenge 100: Bogatov vs. Silva, in Harbin, China
USA MEDIA CONTACT:
Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, email@example.com, @FightPublicist
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