Fedor Makes Appearance at M-1 Challenge XXIII Press Conference

Kicking off 2011 with M-1 Challenge XXIII, M-1 Global hosted a press conference in Moscow today to field questions on the main-event bout and the undercard that is getting stronger by the day. Making a special appearance to show his support of the March 5th event taking place at the Crocus City Arena in Moscow, Russia was the great Fedor Emelianenko.

“Having Fedor in attendance certainly added additional excitement to the M-1 Challenge XXIII conference,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations of the worldwide mixed martial arts promotion. “Having been in Moscow to finalize his Visa for the February 12th Grand Prix fight against Antonio Silva, Fedor’s timing couldn’t have worked out better. Having our marquee fighter talk about the title fight and the event in general truly is an example of how much Fedor supports M-1’s plans for this year.”

With additional bouts being added to what is progressively becoming one of M-1 Global’s greatest cards in the company’s 13 year history, fans can expect an action-packed event.

Under Card Bouts:
Magomed Sultanakhmedov (28-5) vs. Plinio Cruz (5-3) Middleweight
Daniel Weichel (25-7) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (16-4) Lightweight
Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (5-3) vs. Alexander Volkov (9-2-1) Heavyweight
· Additional bouts to be announced

Heavyweight Division Championship Bout:
Guram Gugenishvili, M-1 Challenge Champion (10-0) clashes with Maxim Grishin, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (7-4)

Free broadcast coverage of the entire M-1 Challenge XXIII event will be available live to viewers worldwide on www.MMA-Paradise.com

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