Aleksander Emelianenko Headlines M-1 Challenge

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M-1 Mixed Fight has announced on their website the updated card for their inaugural M-1 Challenge event scheduled to take place on April 3 from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Headlining the card is Aleksander Emelianenko brother of Fedor Emelianenko.

Fedor Emelianenko is rumored to have left M-1 and is now a free agent.

Six months ago M-1 was all over the news, touting themselves as the next big thing in MMA, but after looking at this card it looks like the same old Russian based organization highlighting its own Red Devils team.

Main fights:

Team Finland vs Team Korea

Niko Puhakka Finland vs Kim Jongman Korea
Janne Tulirinta Finland vs Lee Yonghoon Korea
Lucio Linhares Finland vs Lim Hyungyu Korea
Toni Valtonen Finland vs Choi Seunghyun Korea
Jarno Nurminen Finland vs Kim Jihoon Korea

Team Russia vs Team Japan

Yuri Ivlev Russia vs Nakamura Daisuke Japan
Islam Karimov Russia vs Hamamura Ken Japan
Ansar Chalangov Russia vs Watanabe Yuta Japan
Besike Gerinava Russia vs Sakuragi Yuji Japan
Ahmed Sultanov Russia vs Fujii Katsuhisa Japan

Superfights:

Amar Suloev Russia vs. Jacek Buczko Poland
Roman Zentsov Russia vs. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos Brazil
Aleksander Emelianenko Russia vs. Fabio Maldonado Brazil