More Bouts Confirmed for Dec. 10th M-1 Challenge

Monday, November 8, 2010

By FCF Staff

M-1 Global has confirmed several more bouts for the promotion’s upcoming December 10th event in Moscow, Russia. M-1 Challenge XXII, “Gallicchio vs. Zavurov” will see Americas welterweight champion Tom Gallichio fight Eastern Europe champ Shamil Zavurov, to determine who holds the promotion’s world title.

UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti will head overseas to take on middleweight Shahrijar Abassov. Fioravanti (18-8) recently ended a two fight losing skid, as the American Top Team fighter stopped Woody Weatherby at M-1 Global’s recent Americas Finals event in September. The M-1 Global press release has Abassov listed at 23-1.

Other undercard additions for the December 10th card include Mikhail Zayats (12-5) vs. David ‘Square’ Tkeshelashvili and Daniel Vizcaya (3-1) vs. Victor Nemkov (9-3).

Here is the line-up to date for M-1 Challenge XXII, which will be streamed live on the official M-1 Global website.

Under Card Bouts:
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

Additional bouts to be announced

Championship Bouts

Welterweight Division:
Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio, M-1 Selection Americas 2010 champion (15-5) vs.
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (12-1)

Middleweight Division:
Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) vs.
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) vs.
Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (9-1).