Undefeated amateur MMA World champion of Kazakhstan Shavkat Rakhmonov (7-0) is going to come back to the Rage in the fight against the best welterweight from Finland Juho Valamaa (15-4) at M-1 Arena grand opening event M-1 Challenge 87 on February 9th.
Finnish welterweight Juho Valamaa is considered the best fighter in the region for a reason. Having excellent striking and grappling skills Juho is a big finisher, who finished his opponents 13 times in 15 fights he won! Valamaa debuted in M-1 Global at the very first event of the promotion in Helsinki, Finland with a brutal knockout with knees in the first round. This time he has an opportunity to extend the winning streak by defeating a really strong opponent.
Shavkat Rakhmonov is a true finisher as well: 3x KOs & 4x submissions in 7 fights. Winning 4 fights in M-1 Global Shavkat could have already fight for the title, but he got injured and could not fight for more than a year and now he is ready to come back and get his title shot, so the coming fight is going to be a real challenge for Rakhmonov!