M-1 Global has finalized its next M-1 Challenge event, which is set for April 9 at CSC Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 65 will stream live and free on M-1Global.tv. The card will be headlined by the promotion’s reigning middleweight champ Ramazan Emeev taking on Maiquel Falcao. The bout is an M-1 grand prix middleweight semifinal matchup, with the winner advancing to face Alexander Shlemenko later this year.
The event’s co-main event will be a welterweight title fight between champ Murad Abdulaev and challenger Alexey Kunchenko.
Rounding out the main card of M-1 Challenge 65 will be former lightweight titlist Maxim Divnich locking horns with Robert Turnquest. Kristijan Perak faces Artem Frolov at middleweight, and Jeremy May takes on Evgeni Myakinkin in a heavyweight scrum.
In preliminary action, welterweights Sergio de Fatima and Sergei Romanov will go at it, while a trio of lightweight bouts will also take place: veteran Alexander Butenko will face Sascha Sharma; Vyacheslav Ten will tango with Damir Ismagulov; and Salman Magomedov will knuckle up against Zurab Jojua.