Vinny Magalhaes Meets Viktor Nemkov for Vacant M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Title

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 5th, 2011

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M-1 Global has announced Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Vinny Magalhaes will face Viktor Nemkov for the vacant light heavyweight title at “M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2” on April 28th.

“We’ve been impressed with how Magalhaes and Nemkov have been performing in their last outings. This has been a fight we’ve been looking to put together for a while and with both fighters healthy and on solid winning streaks, this matchup made sense to make happen sooner than later,” said M-1 director of operations Evgeni Kogan. “Both men have been vocal about wanting a title shot and now they will meet to determine our light heavyweight champ.”

The freebie fight card takes place inside the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Fans can catch the action live on M-1Global.com starting at 11AM ET/8AM PT on Thursday, April 28th.

Welterweight title holder Shamil Zavurov will defend his crown against Rashid Magomedov in the night’s other championship affair.

Here is the roster for the show:

Preliminary Bout:

Alexander Kosarev vs. Denis Goltsov

Main Bouts (Streaming Live):

Christian Eckerlin vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Alihan Magomedov vs. TBD

Murad Magomedov vs. Dmitry Samoilov

Arsen Abdulkerimov  vs. Alexander Volkov

Andrei Semenov  vs. Luigi Fioravanti

Viktor Nemkov vs. Vinny Magalhaes (For Vacant M-1 Light Heavyweight Title)

Rashid Magomedov vs. Shamil Zavurov (M-1 Challenge Welterweight Champion)

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