M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Roman Bogatov (8-0) is an undefeated grappling master who literally put to sleep three opponents in his last four fights. Bogatov has an absolutely crazy ground game and eight consecutive wins, including one five round title fight and one title defense demonstrate what a beast he is.
All-around veteran from France Mickael Lebout (19-9-2-1) won three of his four fights in M-1 Global. Lebout is dangerous in every aspect of the game. In three fights in the promotion, he defeated one opponent by knockout, the next one by decision and the last one by submission. Only once in his career Ragnar has been defeated early, so he knows how to go the full distance of the fight and on August 30th in Orenburg he will be ready for a five-round title bout.