Dandois-Kunitskaya Added to M-1 Challenge XXII
Press Release / November 18, 2010 - 3:06pm
New York City, New York (November 18, 2010) – M-1 Global brings women’s MMA to M-1 Challenge XXII as the undefeated Cindy Dandois squares off against Yana Kunitskaya. Fans can catch the 145lb tilt LIVE online at the official M-1 website, www.M-1Global.com, starting 11:30am EST / 8:30 PST as the action goes down Friday December 10th from the Druzhba Arena in Moscow.
“The popularity of woman’s mixed martial arts has been on a meteoric rise,” says Director of Operations for M-1 Global, Evgeni Kogan. “The women have proven to bring a unique and exciting element to cards around the world. Dandois versus Kunitskaya is a welcome addition to the M-1 Challenge XXII undercard.”
Under Card Bouts:
Cindy ‘Battlecat’ Dandois (4-0) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (2-1) Woman’s 145lb
Pat Bennett (3-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (9-2) Heavyweight
Vinny Magalhaes (4-5) vs. Alihan Magomedov (12-1) Light Heavyweight
Luigi Fioravanti (18-8) vs. Arthur Guseinov (15-1) Middleweight
Mikhail Zayats (12-5) vs. David ‘Square’ Tkeshelashvili Light Heavyweight
Daniel Vizcaya (3-1) vs. Victor Nemkov (9-3) Light Heavyweight
Vusal Bayramov (5-1) vs. Mikhail Drinovski (2-1) Lightweight
-Additional bouts to be announced
Abner Lloveras, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champion (11-4-1) clashes with
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (17-1)
Magomed ‘The White Wolf’ Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) meets
RafaÅ‚ ‘Kulturysta’ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2)
Light Heavyweight Division:
Tomasz ‘Giraffe’ Narkun, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (4-0) battles
Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Vasilevsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe champion (9-1).
Free broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXII event will be available live to viewers worldwide on www.M-1Global.com.
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With M-1 Challenge champions established in all five weight classes, a true contenders system will fuel events throughout 2011, driving M-1 Global’s growth as a leading brand in the US and international markets.
2011 includes a full slate of M-1 Challenge events held in the United States and Europe. These are the mega-event spectaculars where Champions defend their titles and contenders jockey for position. Feeding the contention system will be two Selection tournaments in 2011 with details being announced shortly.
Go to www.M-1Global.com for additional information.
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