Jean “Panqueka” Petrick (8-3) of Brazil has an unbelievable fighting background. Brazilian has been doing capoeira for many years and he is ready to bring something new into the Rage, something what MMA fans have never seen before. Panqueka is a teammate of the middleweight title challenger Bruno “Blindado” Silva, who will also compete at M-1 Challenge 98 and just like his friend Jean also has outstanding striking. Five of his eight wins Petrick got by knockout.
Taleh Nadzhafzade (7-2-1) also known as the Azerbaijan Terminator is a well-rounded fighter. Taleh started his career in M-1 Global winning two fights in a row, but after that got one draw and lost to the future champ Artem Frolov. After that Nadzhafzade learned his lesson, improved his game and came back to the Rage with one more victory.
On November 2nd two aggressive middleweights will meet in Chelyabinsk at M-1 Challenge 98!