Announcing M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov II

Coming off the heels of its 2011 kick-off event and in anticipation of its return to the United States, Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion announces M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov II. On April 28th from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, current welterweight (170 Lbs) champion Shamil Zavurov (19-1) looks to make his second successful title defense and avenge the sole loss on his otherwise unblemished record against top contender, Rashid Magomedov (8-1). Fans can capture the title tilt LIVE online on the official M-1 Global website, starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST.

Also featured on the card is a standout bout between Russian middleweight (185 Lbs) fan-favorite, Andrei Semenov and Luigi ‘The Italian Tank’ Fioravanti who is making his second trip across the pond intent to shock the hometown crowd.

M-1 Challenge XXV Under Card:
Alexander Kosarev (1-2) vs. Denis Goltsov (2-1) Heavyweight (205+ Lbs.)

M-1 Challenge XXV Main Card: (Streaming Live):
Andrei Semenov (29-9-2) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (22-8) Middleweight

Championship Bout:

Welterweight Division:
Shamil Zavurov, M-1 Challenge Champion (19-1) clashes with Rashid Magomedov (8-1)

• Additional bouts to be announced shortly

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 ( and select affiliate partner sites starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST on Thursday April 28th.

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