On Saturday, Aug. 25, M-1 Global returned to the M-1 Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, for M-1 Challenge 96.
In the night’s main event, undefeated Russian Khadis Ibragimov fought Ukraine’s Dimitriy Mikutsa for the vacant light heavyweight title.
The preliminary card aired live at 8:00 a.m. ET on Combat Press via Fite TV. The main card continued live at 12:00 p.m. ET on Combat Press via Fite TV.
Khadis Ibragimov def. Dimitriy Mikutsa by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:30 – light heavyweight title bout
Viktor Kolesnik def. Daniel Swain by TKO (injury). Round 2, 4:21
Michel Silva def. Aleksey Ilyenko by tKO (punches). Round 1, 1:34
Yuri Chobuka def. Steven Polifonte by unanimous decision
Vazha Tsiptauri def. Sanzhar Adilov by unanimous decision
Boris Medvedev def. Dmitriy Tikhonyuk by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:07
Artem Tarasov def. Filip Kovařík by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 1, 1:57
Rafał Kijańczuk def. Ibrahim Sagov by TKO (injury). Round 1, 5:00
Nikita Solonin def. René Hackl by unanimous decision
Vasily Kozlov def. Jurand Lisiecki by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:30
Sergey Goltsov def. Yuriy Fedorov by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 3, 1:10
Akhmadkhan Bokov def. Adam Borovec by unanimous decision