2011 M-1 Challenge season

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2011 M-1 Challenge season
League M-1 Global
Sport Mixed Martial Arts
Duration March 5, 2011 – December 9, 2011
M-1 Challenge seasons

The 2011 M-1 Challenge season was the fourth season of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting presented by the M-1 Global promotion. The season began on March 5.

Events[edit]

M-1 Challenge XXIII: Grishin vs. Guram[edit]

The first M-1 Challenge event of 2011 took place on March 5, 2011 at the Crocus City in Moscow, Russia.

Main card (Russia 2 TV)[edit]

  • Heavyweight Championship bout: Georgia (country) Guram Gugenishvili (c) vs. Russia Maxim Grishin
Gugenishvili defeated Grishin via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:03 of round 1.
Zavurov defeated Gallicchio via TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of round 2.
Magomedov defeated Moks via TKO (strikes) at 2:06 of round 1.
Taisumov defeated Ivlev via TKO (punches) at 1:34 of round 2.
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Magomed Sultanakhmedov vs. United States Plinio Cruz
Sultanakhmedov defeated Cruz via TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of round 2.

Preliminary card (stream on mixfight.ru)[edit]

Weichel defeated Magomedrasul via technical submission (triangle choke) at 3:13 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout: Portugal Goncalo Salgado vs. Russia Arsen Abdulkerimov
Abdulkerimov defeated Salgado via submission (armbar) at 2:29 of round 1.
  • Light heavyweight bout: Russia Igor Savelyev vs. United States Byron Byrd
Saveliev defeated Byrd via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:12 of round 2.
Narkun defeated Tinagadjiev via submission (triangle choke) at 3:33 of round 1.
  • Light heavyweight bout: Russia Maxim Bulahtin vs. Russia Magomed Ismailov
Ismailov defeated Bulahtin via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:47 of round 2.
  • Lightweight bout: Azerbaijan Vusal Bairamov vs. Russia Nikolai Kaushansky
Kaushansky defeated Bairamov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:31 of round 1.

M-1 Challenge XXIV: Damkovsky vs. Figueroa[edit]

The second M-1 Challenge event took place on March 25, 2011 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.[1] This event marked the first M-1 show in the United States since 2009 and aired live on the Showtime cable network.[1] The event drew an estimated 189,000 viewers on Showtime.[2]

Due to problems with his visa Arthur Guseinov was unable to compete. Josh Bakkalao got injured during practice and was unable to face Alexander Sarnavskiy. He was replaced by Beau Baker.

Main card (Showtime TV)[edit]

  • Lightweight Championship bout: Belarus Artiom Damkovsky (c) vs. United States Jose Figueroa
Figueroa defeated Damkovsky via TKO (punches) at 2:28 of round 2 to become the new M-1 Global Lightweight Champion.
  • Middleweight Championship bout: Russia Magomed Sultanakhmedov vs. United States Tyson Jeffries
Sultanakhmedov defeated Jeffries via TKO (knees to the body) at 3:07 of round 2.
Magalhaes defeated Doerr via TKO (punches) at 1:47 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: United States Jason Norwood vs. United States Mojo Horne
Norwood defeated Horne by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Sarnavskiy defeated Baker via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:32 of round 2.

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Bantamweight bout: United States Marcus Daniels vs. United States Bryan Lasham
Lasham defeated Daniels via TKO (punches) at 0:57 of round 1.
  • Featherweight bout: United States Bethany Marshall vs. United States Stacy Grant
Marshall defeated Grant via submission (toe hold) at 1:49 of round 2.
Smith defeated Nielson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:19 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout: United States Johnny Curtis vs. United States Bobby Gurley
Curtis defeated Gurley via KO (punch to the body) at 0:36 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout: United States George Sheppard vs. United States David Derby
Sheppard defeated Derby via TKO (punches) at 1:50 of round 1.
  • Bantamweight bout: United States Jessie Riggleman vs. United States Jason Hilliker
Riggleman defeated Hilliker via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:13 of round 1.

M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Enomoto[edit]

28 April 2011 Ice Palace Saint Petersburg in St.Petersburg, Russia. Today it was announced that Dmitry Samoilov and Mike Guerin were injured during the training process and, unfortunately, will not be able to take part in the tournament M-1 Challenge XXV. Zavurov vs Magomedov. Rashid Magomedov was seriously injured and was out of title bout with Shamil Zavurov. M-1 Global has made every effort to in such a short period of time to find a worthy replacement, and literally a few minutes ago to sign the exclusive contract with M-1 Global has put Swiss welterweight Yasubi Enomoto, who last year was a finalist at the Grand Prix at Sengoku in his weight class.

Main card (Russia 2 TV)[edit]

Zavurov defeated Enomoto by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
Magalhaes defeated Nemkov via submission (mounted gogoplata) at 1:40 of round 3.
Semenov defeated Fioravanti by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Zayats defeated Merad via TKO (punches) at 0:49 of round 2.
  • Heavyweight bout: Russia Maxim Grishin vs. Ukraine Vladimir Kuchenko
Grishin defeated Kuchenko via TKO (punches) at 3:14 of round 3.
Volkov defeated Goltsov via TKO (punches) at 3:05 of round 2.
Yakovlev defeated Eckerlin via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:14 of round 2.

Preliminary card (stream on mixfight.ru)[edit]

  • Welterweight bout: Spain Juan Manuel Suarez vs. Russia Arsen Temirkhanov
Suarez defeated Temirkhanov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Murad Magomedov vs. Russia Ramazan Emeev
Emeev defeated Magomedov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Welterweight bout: Russia Ramazan Esenbaev vs. Russia Albert Akhmetov
Esenbaev defeated Akhmetov via TKO (punches) at 2:49 of round 2.

M-1 European Battle[edit]

June 4, 2011 ACCO International Center Kiev, Ukraine

Main card (Ustream.com)[edit]

Enomoto defeated Moks via majority decision (29-28, 28-28, 29-28).
  • Lightweight bout: Russia Yuri Ivlev vs. Belarus Artiom Damkovsky
Ivlev defeated Damkovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Welterweight bout: Russia Alexander Agafonov vs. Russia Husein Haliev
Haliev defeated Agafonov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • Lightweight bout: Azerbaijan Vugar Bakhshiev vs. Croatia Antun Račić
Račić defeated Bakhshiev via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:54 of 3 round.

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Lightweight bout: Ukraine Alexander Kozyr vs. Ukraine Semen Tyrlya
Kozyr defeated Tyrlya via submission (armbar) at 1:57 of 1 round.
  • Welterweight bout: Ukraine Vadim Khaitulov vs. Ukraine Viktor Talashov
Khaitulov defeated Talashov via TKO (punch) at 1:24 of 1 round.
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Ruslan Khaskhanov vs. Ukraine Andrei Dryapko
Dryapko defeated Khaskhanov via submission (shoulder injury) 1:57 of 1 round.
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Russia Saparbek Safarov vs. Ukraine Denis Ivanets
Safarov defeated Ivanets via TKO (punches) at 3:00 of 1 round.
  • Heavyweight bout: Ukraine Igor Zadernovsky vs. Ukraine Yuri Snegovskoy
Zadernovsky defeated Snegovskoy via submission (armbar) at 2:01 of 1 round.

European Gran Prix[edit]

  • Lightweight bout: Azerbaijan Farkhad Fatalla vs. Belarus Ilya Tiunov
Fatalla defeated Tiunov via Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of 1 round.
Adamchuk defeated Sinkevich via KO (punch) at 2:47 of 2 round.
  • Welterweight bout: Ukraine Vladimir Opanasenko vs. Azerbaijan Syanan Yusibov
Opanasenko defeated Yusibov via submission (armbar) at 0:41 of 1 round.
  • Welterweight bout: Ukraine Vasily Novikov vs. Moldova Alexander Nimerenko
Novikov defeated Nimerenko via submission (armbar) at 3:10 of 2 round.
  • Middleweight bout: Ukraine Alexander Dolotenko vs. Russia Filip Anasovich
Dolotenko defeated Anasovich via submission (armbar) at 1:15 of 1 round.

M-1 Challenge XXVI: Bennett vs. Garner II[edit]

The second M-1 Challenge event to air on Showtime took place on July 8, 2011 in Costa Mesa, California.[3] Guram Gugenishvili was originally announced for the main event, but suffered a hand injury and was replaced by Garner.[3]

Main card (Showtime TV)[edit]

  • Heavyweight bout: United States Kenny Garner vs. United States Pat Bennett
Garner defeated Bennett via KO (punch) at 1:15 of round 2.
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Arthur Guseinov vs. United States Tyson Jeffries
Guseinov defeated Jeffries via KO (back fist) at 1:32 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout: Czech Republic Mairbek Taisumov vs. United States Josh Bakkalao
Taisumov defeated Bakkalao via KO (punch) at 2:01 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout: Germany Daniel Weichel vs. United States Beau Baker
Weichel defeated Baker by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25).
  • Middleweight bout: United States Eddie Arizmendi vs. United States Jason Norwood
Arizmendi defeated Norwood via KO (punch) at 4:55 of round 2.

Preliminary card (Allboxing.tv)[edit]

  • Lightweight bout: Russia Max Martyniouk vs. United States Mike De Robles
Martyniouk defeated Robles via TKO (punches) at 2:30 of 1 round.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Diman Morris vs. United States Brandon Michaels
Morris defeated Michaels by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28).

М-1 Challenge XXVII: Magalhaes vs. Zayats[edit]

The third M-1 Challenge show on Showtime took place on October 14, 2011 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili was originally set to defend his title in a rematch against Kenny Garner, but pulled out of the bout due to an elbow injury.[4]

Main card (Showtime TV)[edit]

Magalhaes defeated Zayats via TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:13 of round 3.
  • Heavyweight Interim Championship bout: United States Kenny Garner vs. Russia Maxim Grishin
Garner defeated Grishin via submission (punches) at 4:07 of round 5.
  • Middleweight bout: United States Eddie Arizmendi vs. Russia Arthur Guseinov
Guseinov defeated Arizmendi via submission (heel hook) at 0:50 of round 1.
Enomoto defeated Thorpe via submission (triangle choke) at 1:07 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Tom Gallicchio vs. United States Daniel Madrid
Madrid defeated Gallicchio via submission (armbar) at 0:48 of round 1.

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Catchweight (158 lbs) bout: United States Ryan Crouch vs. United States Fredrik Lumpkin
Crouch defeated Lumpkin via TKO (punches) at 2:26 of round 2.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Mike Chavez vs. United States Joe Martinez
Chavez defeated Martinez via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).

M-1 Challenge XXVIII: Emelianenko vs. Malikov[edit]

12 November, Star Centre, Astrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast

Shamil Zavurov was expected to defend his title against Rashid Magomedov on this card, but had to withdraw due to knee injury.

Main Card (PPV and Russia 2)[edit]

Malikov defeated Emelianenko via KO (punches) at 0:23 of round 1
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Russia Alihan Magomedov vs. United States Isaiah Larson
Larson defeated Magomedov via submission (armbar) at 3:41 of round 2
  • Lightweight bout: Azerbaijan Vugar Bakhshiev vs. France Yves Landu
Bakhshiev defeated Landu by split decision (30–27, 27–29, 29–27)

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Middleweight bout: Russia Anton Kostishchin vs. France David Beaudrier
Beaudrier defeated Kostishchin via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:48 of round 2

M-1 Selection: GP 84 kg

  • Middleweight bout: Spain Enoc Solves Torres vs. Russia Ruslan Khaskhanov
Torres defeated Khaskhanov via TKO (punches) at 1:00 of round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Czech Republic Jan Zdansky vs. Russia Anatoly Tokov
Tokov defeated Zdansky via TKO (punches) at 4:20 of round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Bulgaria Sunay Hamidov vs. Russia Alexei Martinov
Hamidov defeated Martinov via submission (triangle choke) at N/A of round 3
  • Middleweight bout: France Gregory Babene vs. Ukraine Alexander Dolotenko
Babene defeated Dolotenko via submission (triangle choke) at 3:33 of round 1

M-1 Challenge XXIX: Samoilov vs. Miranda[edit]

19 November, Ufa Arena, Ufa, Bashkortostan

Vyacheslav Vasilevsky again was traumatized in a hand and according to its command, doctors have forbidden it to act till January, 2012.[5]

Main Card[edit]

Miranda defeated Samoilov via submission (kimura) at 3:58 of round 2
  • Lightweight bout: Croatia Antun Račić vs. Belarus Artiom Damkovsky
Damkovsky defeated Račić via KO (slam) at 2:16 of round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Arsen Temirkhanov vs. Germany Christian Eckerlin
Temirkhanov defeated Eckerlin via submission (armbar) at 2:31 of round 1
  • Welterweight bout: Russia Erik Oganov vs. United States Daniel Madrid
Oganov defeated Madrid via submission (armbar) at 1:24 of round 2
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Magomed Aropkhanov vs. Russia Marat Gafurov
Gafurov defeated Aropkhanov by split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Ramazan Emeev vs. Russia Ruslan Nadzhafaliev
Emeev defeated Nadzhafaliev via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:50 of round 2
  • Welterweight bout: Brazil Julio Cesar de Almeida vs. Azerbaijan Bahtiyar Arzumanov
Almeida defeated Arzumanov by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Heavyweight bout: Russia Mikhail Istomin vs. Russia Timur Shihmagomedov
Istomin defeated Shihmagomedov via TKO (punches) at 0:24 of round 2

M-1 Selection: GP +93 kg

  • Heavyweight bout: Russia Denis Komkin vs. Russia Ruslan Stepanyan
Goltsov defeated Stepanyan via КО (punches) at 1:34 of round 1
  • Heavyweight bout: Russia Taimur Aslanov vs. Russia Denis Goltsov
Goltsov defeated Aslanov via submission (triangle choke) at 1:55 of round 1
  • Heavyweight bout: Russia Akhmed Sultanov vs. Ukraine Vladimir Kuchenko
Sultanov defeated Kuchenko via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 1
  • Heavyweight bout: Estonia Denis Smoldarev vs. Russia Niyazi Safarov
Smoldarev defeated Safarov via submission (armbar) at 2:10 of round 1

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson[edit]

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson
Information
Promotion MMA-1
Date November 20, 2011
Venue Olympic Stadium
City Moscow, Russia
Attendance 22,153

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson was a mixed martial arts event held by M-1 Global. The event took place on November 20, 2011 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.[6] In the main fight Fedor Emelianenko defeated Jeff Monson via unanimous decision.

At the end of the heavyweight bout, Vladimir Putin entered the ring to congratulate the winner, Fedor Emelianenko, and gave a speech. The crowd booed during the speech; although some Russian media reports claimed that they had been booing the American loser, Jeff Monson, BBC News reported that several crowd members had stressed that they were booing Putin, and regarded Monson as an honorable loser.[7]

Main card[edit]

Emelianenko defeated Monson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) .
  • Lightweight Championship bout: United States Jose Figueroa (c) vs. Germany Daniel Weichel
Weichel defeated Figueroa via KO (punches) at 1:50 of round 1. Daniel became the new lightweight champion.
Yakovlev defeated Suarez via TKO (punches) at 3:55 of round 2.
  • Lightweight bout: Russia Yuri Ivlev vs. France Jerome Bouisson
Ivlev defeated Bouisson via TKO (punch) at 1:00 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout: Russia Mairbek Taisumov vs. United States Joshua Thorpe
Taisumov defeated Thorpe via KO (punches) at 3:19 of round 2.
  • Middleweight bout: Russia Albert Duraev vs. France Xavier Foupa-Pokam
Duraev defeated Foupa-Pokam via submission (triangle choke) at 2:37 of round 2.

Preliminary card[edit]

Volkov defeated Abdulkerimov via TKO (punches) at 1:00 of round 1.
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Russia Salim Davidov vs. Russia Sergey Kornev
Davidov defeated Kornev by unanimous decision.
  • Lightweight bout: Russia Mikhail Malyutin vs. France Seydina Seck
Malyutin defeated Seck via KO (punch) at 0:47 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout: Russia Nicholas Kaushansky vs. Russia Alexander Vinogradov
Kaushansky defeated Vinogradov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:23 of round 2.

M-1 Challenge XXX: Shamil Zavurov vs. Yasubey Enomoto II[edit]

This event took place on December 9, 2011 at The Hangar at the O.C. Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. It aired live on the Showtime cable network.

Alexander Sarnavskiy was scheduled to face Francisco Drinaldo, but the bout was cancelled when Drinaldo suffered an injury. Sarnavskiy instead faced Sergio Cortez.[8]

Main Card (Showtime)[edit]

Enomoto defeated Zavurov via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:10 of Round 5.
  • Lightweight bout: Belarus Artiom Damkovsky vs. United States Jose Figueroa
Damkovsky defeated Figueroa via KO (punch) at 2:19 of Round 1.
Sarnavskiy defeated Cortez via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:46 of Round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: United States Eddie Arizmendi vs. United States Tyson Jeffries
Jeffries defeated Arizmendi via submission (d'arce choke) at 2:08 of Round 2.
  • Featherweight bout: United States Alvin Cacdac vs. United States Bao Quach
Quach defeated Cacdac via submission (triangle/armbar) at 3:33 of Round 1.

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