M-1 Challenge XXIII: Guram, Zavurov Defend Belts

Sunday, March 6, 2011

By FCF Staff, photo courtesy M-1 Global

Moscow, Russia was once again the host city for M-1 Global’s latest event yesterday, which saw both the promotion’s heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili and welterweight champ Shamil Zavurov defend their belts. Gugenishvili caught submitted Maxim Grishin with a first round, rear-naked-choke to win submission of the night honors, while Zavurov (pictured) earned the KO of the night award for his second round, stoppage of Tom Gallicchio.

The promotion’s next event is scheduled for March 25th, in Norfolk, Virgina, which will feature lightweight champion Artiom Damkovsky taking on challenger Jose Figueroa.

Here are the official results from M-1 Challenge XXIII

Nikolai Kaushansky def. Vusal Bayramov – RNC 1:31 of R1
Magomed Ismailov  def. Maxim Bulakhtin – RNC :48 of R2
Tomasz Narkun  def. Shamil Tinagadjiev – Triangle Choke 3:32 of R1
Igor Savelyev def. Byron Byrd – Head & Arm Choke 2:16 of R 2
Arsen Abdulkerimov  def. Goncalo Salgado – Arm Bar 2:42 of R1
Daniel Weichel def. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev – Triangle 3:26 of R1
Magomed Sultanakhmedov def. Plinio Cruz – TKO (referee stoppage) 1:13 of R2
Mairbek Taisumov  def. Yuri Ivlev- TKO (referee stoppage) 1:38 of R2
Rashid Magomedov def. Rafal Moks – TKO (referee stoppage) 2:05 of R1

Championship Bouts
Heavyweight Division:
Guram Gugenishvili def. Maxim Grishin – RNC 3:38 of Round 1

Welterweight Division:
Shamil Zavurov def. Tom Gallicchio – TKO (referee stoppage) 1:11 of R2