Maksim Melnik (5-4) is an RNC master, four of five wins he got choking out his opponents. Mad Max won his M-1 Global debut, but after that had bad luck in the next two bouts. First he took the fight on a one-day notice, which he spent driving to Moscow from Ukraine, and next time the day before the fight he was suffering the food poisoning. Despite that Melnik won two next fights in the local promotion and got another chance in M-1 Global.
Boris Medvedev (2-0) is a very talented young striker. He has a solid background in different martial arts like hand-to-hand combat, boxing and karate. Both of his fight he won by KO/TKO, including his M-1 Global debut, which he won landing a stunning high-kick to the head of his opponent.
Two young strikers will meet in the Rage on August 25th in Saint Petersburg, Russia