On Friday, May 19, M-1 Global returned to the Sochi Sport Palace in Russia for M-1 Challenge 77: Nemkov vs. Markes.
In the evening’s main event, former M-1 light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov took on UFC veteran Ronny Markes. Nemkov had five wins in his past six, including a victory over Bellator vet Attila Vegh. Markes had victories over Cully Butterfield and Tony Lopez since getting cut by the UFC in 2014.
The preliminary card aired live at 10 a.m. ET on M1global.tv and Fight Network (Canada). The main card aired live at 1 p.m. ET on M1global.tv and Match TV (Russia).
Viktor Menkov def. Ronny Markes by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1
Artem Frolov def. Talekh Nadzhafadze by TKO. Round 1, 1:14
Moses Murrietta def. Andrey Seledtsov by unanimous decision
Raul Tutarauli def. Artur Lemos by unanimous decision
Viktor Kolesik def. Felipe Rego by unanimous decision
Pavel Gordeev def. Till Kinne by unanimous decision
Andrey Lezhnev def. Kurbanali Abdusalamov by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:17
Sergey Klyuev def. Sergey Volshin by TKO. Round 1, 0:22
Lom-Ali Nalgiev def. Sergey Faley by unanimous decision
Nikolay Saviloy def. Frank Kortz by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:33
Alexei Bruss def. Daniel Palomo Diaz by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2