Mikhail Zayats (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

M-1 Challenge 82 Results: Zayats Decisions Vänttinen, Silander Edges Branchuk

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 V√§nttinen. Zayats returned to the promotion after picking up wins over UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Jacob Noe and Aaron Rosa. V√§nttinen 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