And still champion… M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchuk retained his title belt
NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (November 17, 2018) – The first and only M-1 Challenge flyweight champion, Aleksander Doskalchuk, made his second successful title defense last night in the M-1 Challenge 99, main event, when he decisioned his Finnish challenger, Mikael “Hulk” Silander, at Nazran in the Republic of Ingushetia in Russia.
Doskalchuk (10-1-0), fighting out of Ukraine, made his first title defense against then-Interim M-1 Challenge titlist Arman Ashimov, who Doskalchuk defeated this past June at M-1 Challenge 92, when his opponent suffered a hand injury and was unable to continue in the third round.
Silander (18-7-0), who had his second title shot last night versus Doskalchuk, lost in an Interim title fight against Ashimov last February at M-1 Challenge 87, in which the Finnish fighter was stopped on punches in the second round.
Doskalchuk improved to 4-0-0 in M-1 Global competition with his five-round unanimous decision victory over Silander
In the co-featured event, Brazilian heavyweight Klidson Farias de Abreau (14-2-0) turned in an impressive M-1 debut, using a straight armbar to force his Russian foe, Anton “Cherepovets Giant” Vyazigin (11-3-0), into submission in the second round. Abreau usually fights in the light heavyweight division, but he took on heavyweight Vyazigin, who was coming off a no-contest fight against living legend Sergey Kharitonov.
Russian featherweight prospect Abubkar Mestoev kept his undefeated record intact, improving to 7-0-0 with his unanimous decision triumph against Elias Alves “Junior Maranhao” Da Silva (21-8-0). Mestoev had been fighting in the lightweight division, but moved down because he felt his lack of height was a advantage, yet he was considerably shorter in this fight with Da Silva.
In the Fight of the Night, Akexander Osetrov (5-0-1) won a three-round majority decision over Salem Evloev (4-1-0), who is the brother of M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Movsar Evloev, who is rumored to be signing with the UFC. Salem was being touted as a successor to his brother in the not too distant future, but his first loss will certainly curtail his rise as a contender, and Osetrov has positioned himself for a future title shot.
Also fighting on the main card, Brazilian lightweight Michel “Sassarito” Silva (21-7-1) employed a rarely used brabo choke to defeat previously undefeated Magomedkamil Malikov (6-1-0) in round two. The 6′ 2″ Silva has a distinct advantage as the tallest M-1 fighter in the lightweight division.
On the undercard, Ukrainian middleweight Vadim Shabadash (8-3-0) locked in a rear naked choke on Russian Musa Pliev (2-1-0) for an opening round win, Kyrgyzstan featherweight Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (11-2-1) took a three-round majority decision from Russian Zalimbeg Omarov (10-3-1), and Spanish featherweight Aridane Romero (8-1-0) was victorious over Russian Ahmadkhan Bokov (4-4-0) by way of a second-round submission via a triangle choke.
Georgian welterweight Amiran Gogoladze (7-1-0) only needed 10-seconds to knock out Juho Valamaa (15-6-0) with a powerful punch. It was the shortest fight of the night as well as one of the quickest knockouts in M-1 history. Russian middleweight Vladimir Trusov (3-1-0) defeated Russian Aslan Ismailov (2-1-0), by way of technical knockout in the third round, via submission to punches.
On the pre-undercard, Russian featherweight Gleb Khabibullin (3-0-0) stopped Russian Amir Badiev (2-1-0) with a devastating punch in the first round, and veteran Russian lightweight Lom-Ali Nalgiev (15-7-0) decisioned Tursunbek Asylgaziev (10-7-0).
The 24 fighters in this International event represented seven different countries: Ukraine, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Spain and Georgia.
Below find the official results and pictures:
MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Aleksander Doskalchuk (10-1-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Ukraine
Mikael Silander (18-7-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Finland
(Doskalchulk retained M-1 Challenge flyweight title)
CO-FEATURE – HEAVYWEIGHTS
Klidson Farias de Abreau (14-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil
WSUB2 (3:14 / straight armbar)
Anton Vyazigin (11-3-0, 1 NC, M-1: 4-2-0, 1 NC), Russia
Abubakar Mestoev (7-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), Russia
Elias Alves Da Silva (21-8-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil
Alexander Osetrov (5-0-1, M-1: 4-0-1), Russia
Selem Evloev (4-1-0, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia
Michel Silva (21-7-1, M-1: 3-2-0), Brazil
WSUB2 (1:17 / bravo choke)
Magomedkamil Malikov (6-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia
Vadim Shabadash (8-3-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Ukraine
WSUB1 (3:12 / rear naked choke)
Musa Pliev (2-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0), Russia
Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (11-2-1, M-1: 3-0-1), Kyrgyzstan
Zalimbeg Omarov (10-3-1, M-1: 7-2-1), Russia
Aridane Romero (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Spain
WSUB2 (2:28 / triangle choke)
Ahmadkhan Bokov (7-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia
Amiran Gogoladze (7-1-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Georgia
WKO1 (0:10 / punch)
Juho Valamaa (15-6-0, M-1: 1-2-0), Finland
Vladimir Trusov (3-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia
WTKO3 (2:50 / submission to punches)
Aslan Ismailov (2-1-0, 1 NC, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia
Gleb Khabivbullin (3-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia)
WKO1 (2:14 / punch)
Amir Badiev (1-2-0, M-1: 0-2-0), Russia
Lom-Ali Nalgiev (15-7-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Russia
Tursunbek Asylgaziev (10-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Kyrgyzstan
Klidson Farias de Abreau (L) was too much to handle for Anton Vyazigin
Abubakar Mestoev (L) decisioned Elias Alves Da Silva
Alexander Osetrov (L) defeated Selem Evloev in the Fight of the Night
Michel Silva (R) connected on this kick to the head of Magomedkamil Malikov
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