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:
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)