Timur Nagibin (9-2) is a surging M-1 featherweight representing New Stream Team, Club Boets and Alexander Shlemenko's "Storm" School. He is a versatile MMA fighter with an outstanding physical power and solid striking skills. He is leading 2 fight winning streak and defeated Diego Davella in his most recent M-1 appearance on M-1 Challenge 76 event. Getting a shot on Ivan Buchinger means a lot for the young prospect, who will put all his efforts in getting the Championship Title.
Ivan Buchinger (31-5) is a reigning M-1 featherweight champion, who was dominating in his division for more than 2 years. In his recent fight Ivan suffered an upset loss from Magomed Idrisov, but kept the title as Idrivos missed the weight. Being unable to arrange the rematch for two times, M-1 management decided to move on and make no less spectacular match up - Buchinger vs Nagibin.
M-1 Challenge 80 event will take place on June 15th in China and will be headlined by Sergey Kharitonov vs Marcus "Montanha" Lopes heavyweight fight.