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M-1 Challenge 71

 Viktor Nemkov vs. Attila Vegh

October 21 in Saint Petersburg, Russia


Two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov (L) returns Oct. 21 in

M-1 Challenge 71 against former Bellator champion Attila Vegh


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (September 21, 2016) - M-1 Global has announced M-1 Challenge 71, featuring world-class light heavyweights Viktor Nemkov and Attila "Pumukli" Vegh in a light heavyweight showdown, will be held Friday, October 21, at Saint Petersburg, Russia.


M-1 Challenge 71 will be streamed live from Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.


A native of Kazakhstan fighting out of famed Stary Oskol, Russia, Nevkov (23-6-0, M-1: 16-5-0) is a former two-time M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion.  He first captured the coveted belt nearly three years ago, when he defeated Vasily Babich by way of a second-round submission (arm-lock) for the vacant title.


Last December, Nevkov became a two-time M-1 Challenge champion, defeating German Stephan Puetz by majority decision in the M-1 Challenge 63 Fight of the Night.  In his first defense this past May at M-1 Challenge 66, Nemkov lost a split decision to reigning champion Rashid Yusupov.


Vegh, fighting out of Slovakia, is a former Bellator champion.  In his M-1 Global debut last June at M-1 Challenge 68, Vegh was stopped in the opening round of his title challenge on punches to M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.  


 Attila Vegh (R) is out to make his mark in M-1 Challenge competition


Additional M-1 Challenge 71 fights will soon be announced.




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