On February 22nd M-1 Challenge 88 will be held in Moscow!

On February 22nd M-1 Challenge 88 will be held in Moscow!
Today we announce one of two title bouts of the event. M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov of Russia will defend his title against the top contender Raul Tutarauli of Georgia! This fight must have happened earlier in 2017 at M-1 Challenge 85, but the Georgian fighter got injured in the contender bout and needed a few months for rehabilitation. The champion decided not to waste time without fights and defeated Rogerio Karranca from Brazil at that event. Raul Tutarauli got his title shot after the victory over Vladimir Kanunnikov and now when he is healthy again, he is ready to give everything he has to win that belt. This is going to be the second fight of these athletes, they have already met in 2016 and that time Ismagulov won by the way of TKO in the third round. Since that event Ismagulov has become a champion and Tutarauli did not lose a single fight, so we are going to see a great rematch of two furious fighters! Also M-1 Challenge bantamweight champion Movsar Evloev of Ingushetia, Russia will defend his title against contender of Kazakhstan Sergey Morozov! This is going to be the first title defense for the undefeated champion Movsar Evloev. Last year he won the interim belt, after that met the champion and defeated him as well! It is known that it’s hard to win the title and even harder to defend it, but Evloev knows that for sure and will be 100% ready! Sergey Morozov won 4 of his last 5 bouts and in the last fight knocked out his opponent with huge ground and pound! Both fighters are absolutely universal and can be successful at every aspect of the game, so this is going to be an unpredictable title bout, which can end at any moment!
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