Marcin Tybura to Defend M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Title Against Ante Delija on Sept. 5

By Mike Sloan Jul 30, 2015
M-1 Global is scheduled to host its M-1 Challenge 61 card on Sept. 5 in Beijing, China, the Russian-based promotion announced on Thursday. Slated to headline the event will be M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura defending his crown against Ante Delija.

Tybura captured the title last August when he choked out then-champ Damian Grabowski in the first round. The powerful Pole defended his title against Denis Smolderav in November, but was stopped in his next bout, which was the first loss of his career. The setback came against M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champ Stephan Puetz in their non-title “super bout” back in May on the M-1 Challenge 57 card.

Delija has won his last five bouts, with only one of them going the distance.

M-1 Challenge 61 is set to be held in Chang’An No. 1 and will be streamed in its entirety on The promotion will announce more fights for the marquee in the coming weeks.


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