M-1 Challenge 101 will be held in the biggest city of Kazakhstan Almaty on March 30. M-1 Global fans are going to see two five round championship bouts – one fight for the vacant belt and one title defense.
In the main event, the local hero and one of the most popular fighters from Kazakhstan hosts Shavkat Rakhmonov (10-0) will face the Russian puncher Danila Prikaza (11-2). The winner of this fight will become the M-1 Challenge welterweight champion.
Hosts Shavkat Rakhmonov has finished all ten opponents in his career, having an equal number of wins by submissions and knockouts. Five of these Nomad has had fights under the M-1 Global banner and he definitely deserves to fight for the title in front of his home crowd.
Danila Prikaza is now riding a five-fight winning streak, which includes three beautiful knockouts and he is ready to fight for the belt on the opponent's home soil.
In the co-main event we'll see a clash of two undefeated light heavyweights. The Khadis champion Ibragimov (7-0) of Russia will make his first title defense against the challenger from Poland Rafal Kijanczuk (7-0).
Both fighters have the same record of seven wins with no loses. Ibragimov is an all-around fighter, who wins mostly by submissions. Kijana won all of his fights early, all of them by knockout, six of them in the very first round.
Both light heavyweights are outstanding athletes and finishers and they will definitely put on a great show in Kazakhstan on March 30!