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

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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