M-1 Global comes back to the capital of Kazakhstan Nursultan on October 19th. Two local stars will fight North American opponents in front of their home crowd.
In the main event M-1 Challenge champion bantamweight Sergey Morozov (15-4) will take on the American challenger Josh Rettinghouse (16-5) in a rematch of their fight in 2016. Three years ago Rettinghouse TKO'd the future champion Morozov and that makes the upcoming title fight even more interesting. Since that first fight Rettinghouse stepped into the Rage only twice winning both fights and now he has a perfect 4-0 record in the promotion. Morozov won 6 of 7 fights since that moment and captured the belt and now he is ready to defend it in a rematch.
In the co-main event flyweight interim champion Canadian Chris Kelades (14-4) will put his title on the line against the former interim champion Arman Ashimov (11-3-1). While the undisputed flyweight champion Alexander Doskalchuk is out of the game due to injury, top flyweights fight to get the title shot against him.