Don’t Let It Go to the Judges? That’s Not a Problem for M-1’s Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek Taisumov (Photo courtesy of M-1 Global)

If there is one fighter on the upcoming M-1 Challenge 26 event from Costa Mesa, Calif., that could stand out as one of the night’s most entertaining fighters, the first name that comes up is Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov.

Win or lose, in his near 20 fights, Taisumov has only gone to decision once, proving he’s an action fighter.

“I’d say that’s my style,” Taisumov told “I’m always trying to have an exciting fight. I don’t want to ever be considered a ‘boring’ fighter.”

Getting his first opportunity to travel Stateside to fight has also motivated Taisumov to continue to keep to his entertaining ways.

“I’m really happy to have this opportunity to fight in the U.S. and I can’t say there is any additional pressure… I’m excited,” he said. “I would really like the American audience to see a good exciting fight and that’s exactly what I will try to show them!”

Taisumov will face Josh Bacallao on Friday night on Showtime in a match-up of two of M-1 Global’s top up-and-coming lightweights.

“I am expecting a good fight and a good result for me,” said Taisumov. “Josh Bacallao is a (complete) fighter; he is good in both striking and fighting from the ground. I watched as much footage as I can find on him to prepare.”

Being known for never having boring fights, Taisumov could place himself among the best M-1 Global has to offer in the coming year should he continue his winning ways.

“I want to thank my fans all over the world for their support,” he concluded. “I love you guys!

“My goal for now is to win this fight in America and then I will see where I go from there.”