The President of M-1 Global Vadim Finkelchtein commented on the upcoming fight of Alexander Shlemenko at M-1 Challenge 75 event, and expressed a big desire to hold the most anticipated bout between the "Storm" and M-1 reigning champion Ramazan Emeev.
"Alexander Shlemenko fighting in Russia is always a significant event, as he is a true legend of the Russian MMA. His fights always gather the crowded arena of fans, no matter who is his opponent. But we all know that the story we started last year at the M-1 Grand Prix 2016 isn't over yet. The whole country is waiting for the fight of two best middleweights in Russia - Alexander Shlemenko and Ramazan Emeev.
Their fight was intially scheduled for the M-1 Middleweight Grand Prix, but then Ramazan was injured and withrdrew from the competition. He is our reigning champion at the moment. Another moment is that Shlemenko still has contractual obligations towards Bellator. So throughout the past month, we were waiting for Shlemenko to receive permission for his fight in Russia. Finally it has become known that we will be able to arrange his fight on M-1 Challenge 75. We have done a great job to make this fight possible and now hope that this time we will be able to complete this exciting story.
We showed the high level of MMA tournaments in Russia and we are going to correspond with it further. The tickets are being sold fast enough so I'm pretty sure that the Olympic Sports Complex arena will be fully stacked by MMA fans. The main emphasis of the upcoming M-1 Challenge 75 event will be focused on the first-class matches which fans love so much. The fighters participating are be well-known: Alexander Shlemenko, Alexey Kunchenko, Servey Romanov, Valery Myasnikov, Magomed Sultanahmedov, Maxim Divnich and many other spectacular fighters.
Get in touch with M-1 for further updates on M-1 Challenge 75, March 3 event.