On Friday, March 3, M-1 Global headed to the Olimpiyskiy in Moscow, Russia for M-1 Challenge 75: Shlemenko vs. Bradley.

In the nights’s main event, former Bellator MMA champion Alexander Shlemenko took on UFC, Bellator and WSOF veteran Paul Bradley. Shlemenko had not tasted defeat in his five fights since losing his Bellator belt, but he was suspended for a year due to a failed drug test. He returned to action in 2016 with a pair of victories over Vyacheslav Vasilevsky under the M-1 banner, as well as a second-round TKO of Kendall Grove at Bellator 162. Bradley, meanwhile, was looking to rebound from a contentious split decision loss to Yushin Okami at WSOF 34 on New Year’s Eve. Prior to that, the 33-year-old competed five straight times in the Bellator cage.

The event aired live at 12 p.m. ET on M-1 Global TV and MatchTV (Russia).

Alexander Shlemenko def. Paul Bradley by unanimous decision
Alexey Kunchenko def. Maksim Grabovich by unanimous decision – for welterweight title
Sergey Romanov def. Magomed Sultanakhmedov by unanimous decision
Maxim Divnich def. Keon Caldwell by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:03
Carlos Eduardo def. Boris Polezhay by unanimous decision
Daniil Prikaza def. Maksim Melnik by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:54
Valery Myasnikov def. Amilcar Alves by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:59
Abubakar Mestoev def. Niko Samsonidse by unanimous decision
Viktor Kolesnik vs. Young Bok Kil ruled a majority draw
Raul Tutarauli def. Mohamed Grabinski by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:50
Roman Bogatov def. Aleksey Sotnikov by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 1:56

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