European mixed martial arts promotion M-1 Global will feature an exciting lightweight championship match in their M-1 Challenge 94 card on Friday.
Russian lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov will face former lightweight king and top contender Artem Damkovsky in the headliner. Ismagulov hit the scales at 154 pounds, while the challenger hit 154.5 pounds. Ismagulov is looking forward to his third title defense, and his opponent from Belarus will be fighting to regain his crown.
M-1 Challenge 94 will take place in Orenburg, Russia, and will also feature a scrap between the undefeated Russian lightweight Roman Bogatov (154.5) and Georgia’s Raul Tutarauli (154) as the event’s co-headliners. Also scheduled to fight on the main card is Valery Myasnikov (186) against Mikhail Ragozin (184.5) in a battle of Russian middleweights to determine the No. 1 middleweight contender.
M-1 Challenge 94: Ismagulov vs. Damkovsky will stream live from Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV and on the M-1 app.
M-1 Challenge 94 Weigh-in Results:Damir Ismagulov (154) vs. Artem Damkovsky (154.5)
Raul Tutarauli (154) vs. Roman Bogatov (154.5)
Valery Myasnikov (186) vs. Mikhail Ragozin (184.5)
Rubenilton Pereira (154.5) vs. Oktom Baktybek (151.5)
Juho Valamaa (169.5) vs. Maksim Grabovich (168)
Marcus Vinicius Lopes (274) vs. Maksim Yakobyuk (249)
Leonardo Sinis (182) vs. Vladimir Trusov (184)
Souksavanh Khampasath (144.5) vs. Gegham Vardanyan (114)
Dimitar Kostov (125) vs. Kirill Fomenkov (125)
Zeina Krantic (117.5) vs. Asiya Kluytova (119)