(PRESS RELEASE) New York City, New York (November 8, 2010) – Adding depth to the undercard of M-1 Global’s sophomore mega-event of 2010, M-1 Challenge XXII: Gallicchio vs. Zavurov, decorated submission specialist, Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes will face Russian National Pancrase and Hand-to-Hand Combat champion, Alihan Magomedov.
All the action goes down Friday December 10th from the Druzhba Arena in Moscow, Russia with fans worldwide tuning in LIVE online at the official M-1 website, e, www.M-1Global.com starting 11:30am EST / 8:30 PST.
“M-1 Global is excited to have Magalhaes participating in our 2010 close-out event,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global. “Vinny brings an unparalleled element to mixed martial arts in Europe. His submission skills are unlike anything the Russians have seen and this will be a considerable test for Magomedov.”
Free broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXII event will be available live to viewers worldwide on www.M-1Global.com.
Under Card Bouts:
Vinny Magalhaes (4-5) vs. Alihan Magomedov (12-1) Light Heavyweight
Luigi Fioravanti (18-8) vs. Shahrijar Abassov (23-1) Middleweight
Mikhail Zayats (12-5) vs. David ‘Square’ Tkeshelashvili Light Heavyweight
Daniel Vizcaya (3-1) vs. Victor Nemkov (9-3) Light Heavyweight
Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio, M-1 Selection Americas 2010 champion (15-5) clashes with
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (17-1)
Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) meets
Rafał ‘Kulturysta’ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2)
Light Heavyweight Division:
Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (4-0) battles
Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (9-1)
With M-1 Challenge champions established in all five weight classes, a true contenders system will fuel events throughout 2011, driving M-1 Global’s growth as a leading brand in the US and international markets.