As the reigning M-1 bantamweight champion Pavel Vitruk is currently having a long-term rehabilitation process and won't be able to fight till July, M-1 management has decided to arrange a fight for the interim title between two TOP bantamweights: Alexey Nevzorov (12-2) from Alexander Nevsky OEMK Team, Stary Oskol, Russia VS Movsar Evloev (6-0) representing Nart Fight Club, Ingushetia Republic of Russia.
Alexey Nevzorov (12-2) is a prominent fighter out of renowned Alexander Nevsky OEMK Team from Stary Oskol City - the long-time gym of legendary Fedor Emelianenko. Nevzorov is a well-rounded fighter who is able to threat his opponents in all aspects of the game. Nevzorov leads three fight winning streak and defeated Carlos Azevedo, Timur Nagibin and Andrey Lezhnev consecutively since suffering a decision loss to Antun Racic in 2015. He cuts down from his usual featherweight to bantamweight division directly in order to get this fight.
Movsar Evloev (6-0) is an undefeated MMA prospect from Nart fight team, Ingushetia, Russia. He is one of the most hyped fighters from Ingushetia, who is considered to become the next-big-name in the world of Mixed Martial Arts with time. Evloev demonstrates extraordinary physical capabilities together with excellent grappling game and diverse striking skillset. He held a confident win over experienced Lee Morrison in his most nearest M-1 Challenge performance, proving his position among the TOP bantamweights of modern Russian MMA.
M-1 Challenge 76 is scheduled on April 22 and will take place in Ingushetia, Russia. Stay tuned on M1Global.TV and follow M-1 official Facebook page for further updates!