On Saturday, Aug. 5, M-1 Global traveled to Helsinki, Finland for M-1 Challenge 82.
In the night’s main event, Bellator veteran Mikhail Zayats returned to the cage for the first time in three and a half years against CAGE light heavyweight champion Marcus Vänttinen. Zayats returned to the promotion after picking up wins over UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Jacob Noe and Aaron Rosa. Vänttinen holds wins over UFC veterans Joachim Christensen, Edwins Dewees, Ron Faircloth and Ivan Serati.
The event aired live 11:30 a.m. ET on M-1 Global TV.
Mikhail Zayats def. Marcus Vänttinen by unanimous decision
Heliton Dos Santos Davila vs. Janne Elonen-Kulmala ends in draw
Mikael Silander def. Vitaliy Branchuk by majority decision
Pavel Gordeev def. Michel Silva by unanimous decision
Juho Valamaa def. Aires Benrois by TKO (knees). Round 1, 4:52
Alexander Butenko def. Keith Johnson by unanimous decision
Arnaud Kherfallah def. Patrik Pietila by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:22
Ruslan Shamilov def. Moses Murrietta by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:10
Boris Polejay def. Toni Valtonene by unanimous decision
Oleg Lichkovakha def. Binh Son Le by unanimous decision
Frederico Gutzwiller def. Akaki Khorava by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:59