In the opening bout of the show fans will see an unexpected comeback. Agoney Romero of Spain debuted in M-1 Global five years ago with a victory, but literally disappeared before his next fight. The day before the fight. just left the hotel and never came back. After so many years the Spaniard finally comes back to face the regional hand-to-hand combat and MMA champion Nikita Barkhatov. Nikita recently won his fight at the Road to M-1: Ural and got an opportunity to fight at M-1 Challenge.
In the second fight of the night the Ukrainian national MMA champion Aleksey Shanin takes on the local fighter Simbagaev Rizvan, who is the winner of the national combat Sambo tournament and the European ADCC grappling vice-champion.