New York, NY (April 7, 2011) – Quickly becoming recognized as the promotion showcasing entertaining battles that avoid the judges’ scorecards, M-1 Global has added welterweight (170 Lbs) scrap between Juanma Suarez and Arsen Temirkhanov and a middleweight (185 Lbs) tilt featuring 2010 Selection tournament finalist, Mike Geurin and the eager to impress Ramzan Algeriev to its April 28th card, M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2.Fans can capture the full card’s action from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, LIVE online on the official M-1 Global website, www.M-1Global.com and M-1 Global facebook fan page starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.
Suarez and Temirkhanov were slated to meet in early March but the bout was postponed until now. Since losing his 2010 M-1 Selection Finals bout against Tyson Jeffries, Geurin lost a hard-fought decision against Luigi Fioravanti; Geurin is now faced with a ‘must-win’ situation after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.
M-1 Challenge XXV Under Card:
TBA vs. Alexander Kosarev (1-2) Heavyweight (205+ Lbs.)
M-1 Challenge XXV Main Card (Streaming Live):
Juanma Suarez (6-0) vs. Arsen Temirkhanov (8-1) Welterweight
Mike Geurin (8-3) vs. Ramzan Algeriev (1-0) Middleweight (185 Lbs)
Murad Magomedov (6-6) vs. Dmitry Samoilov (11-5-1) Middleweight
Denis Goltsov (2-1) vs. Alexander Volkov (10-3) Heavyweight
Christian Eckerlin (6-0) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (10-3) Welterweight
Luigi Fioravanti (22-8) vs. Andrei Semenov (29-9-2) Middleweight
Additional bouts to be announced shortly
Welterweight Championship Bout:
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Challenge Champion (19-1) clashes with Rashid Magomedov (8-1)
Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs) Championship Bout:
Viktor Nemkov (10-2) battles Vinny Magalhaes (7-5) for the vacant 205-pound strap
Free LIVE broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXV event from St. Petersburg, Russia will be available to viewers worldwide on the official M-1 Global website (www.M-1Global.com) and select affiliate partner sites starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.