M-1 Challenge held an event in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday night with notable fighters such as Aleksander Emelianenko, Amar Suloev and Roman Zentsov all coming out victorious in each of their respective bouts.
Aleksander Emelianenko, currently ranked No. 10 in the MMAWeekly.com heavyweight rankings, defeated Silvao Santos by TKO in the first round of their match-up.
Emelianenko has been splitting time between multiple organizations since the disappearance of Pride including bouts for M-1 and Canada’s Hardcore Fighting Championships.
Roman Zentsov pulled out a split decision win over Daniel Tabera after two five minute rounds, while Amar Suloev took out Jacek Buczko by punches and kicks in the first session.
- Aleksander Emelianenko def. Silvao Santos – TKO (Punches) R1
- Amar Suloev def. Jacek Buczko – TKO (Kick and Punches) R1
- Roman Zentsov def. Daniel Tabera – Split Decision R2 5:00
-Marat Gelaev def. Yunus Evloev – TKO R1
-Niko Puhakka def. Jong Man Kim – Submission (Triangle Choke) R1
-Janne Tulirinta def. Doo Won Seo – TKO R2
-Hyun Gyu Lim def. Lucio Linhares – KO (Punch) R1
-Toni Valtonen def. Seung Hyun Choi – Submission (Rear Naked Choke) R1
-Jarno Nurminen def. Ji Hoon Kim – TKO R1
-Daisuke Nakamura def. Juri Ivlev – Decision R2 5:00
-Ken Hamamura def. Islam Karimov – TKO (Punches) R2
-Yuta Watanabe def. Ansar Chalangov – Submission (Rear Naked Choke) R1
-Besiki Gerenava def. Yuji Sakuragi – Decision R2 5:00
-Akhmet Sultanov def. Katsuhisa Fujii – Submission (Armbar) R1
(Results courtesy of M1MixFight.com)