M-1 Challenge 25 Results: Magalhaes vs. Nemkov, Zavurov vs. Enomoto, More

MMAFighting.com has M-1 Challenge 25 results of Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov, Shamil Zavurov vs. Yasubey Enomoto and the rest of the April 28 card from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In two M-1 title bouts, The Ultimate Fighter 8 runner-up Magalhaes will take on Nemkov for the vacant light heavyweight title and Sengoku GP runner-up Enomoto will challenge for the welterweight strap against Zavurov.

Also, UFC veterans Luigi Fioravanti and Andrei Semenov will battle in a middleweight contest.

M-1 Challenge results are below.

Light Heavyweight Title
Vinny Magalhaes def. Viktor Nemkov via submission (gogoplata from mount) - R3

Magalhaes stuck to what he knows best: grappling. The 2009 ADCC bronze medalist went for takedowns, played off his back for submissions and the end came in the third when he secured mount to land a rare gogoplata from top. Nemkov did a solid job of avoiding a variety of submissions (omoplata, kimura, armbar) early on and was able to cause a cut over the left eye of Magalhaes that had to be checked.
The new M-1 champ Magalhaes is now 6-1 since his release from the UFC.

Welterweight Title

Shamil Zavurov def. Yasubey Enomoto via unanimous decision

Zavurov scored takedown after takedown through five rounds to successfully defend his M-1 welterweight title for the second time. Enomoto was the sharper striker and fresher fighter in the later rounds, but couldn't keep the fight standing. Enomoto spent the majority of the fight on his back, playing rubber guard with Zavurov on top with punches, scoring points. Enomoto came out looking better though, as he landed bigger shots on the feet and worked hard for a finish off his back, while Zavurov never really tried to finish the fight. Zavurov has now won 11 in a row, all in a span of just over 14 months.


Andrei Semenov def. Luigi Fioravanti via unanimous decision
Alexander Yakovlev def. Christian Eckerlin via submission (rear-naked choke) - R2
Mikhail Zayats def. Malik Merad via TKO (punches) - R2

Maxim Grishin def. Vladimir Kuchenko via TKO (punches) - R3
Alexander Volkov def. Denis Goltsov via TKO (punches) - R1
Ramazan Emeev def. Murad Magomedo via unanimous decision
Juanma Suarez def. Arsen Temirkhanov via unanimous decision

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