Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs. Joe Ray
Added to M-1 Challenge 62
Buchinger vs. Barnaoui title fight headlines
Oct. 10 in Sochi, Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (September 17, 2015) – Former M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky will take on “The” Joe Ray in the second full fight announced for M-1 Challenge 62, October 10,at The Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi, Russia.
Headlining M-1 Challenge 62 is a Super Fight between M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (29-4-0, 7 KO/TKO, 16 SUB) and former M-1 Challenge lightweight titlist Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui (12-2-0, 4 KO/TKO, 7 SUB).
M-1 Challenge 62 will be streamed live from Sochi, Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Vasilevsky has top position here vs. Emeev in their 2014 title fight
Vasilevsky (26-3-0, 11 KO/TKO, 7 SUB), fighting out of Russia, captured the M-1 Challenge middleweight title September 7, 2014, stopping Ramazan Emeev on punches in the fourth round at M-1 Challenge 51. This past April 10th at M-1 Challenge 56, Vasilevsky lost his first title defense being choked out in the opening round, snapping this three-year win streak, to Emeev.
Joe Ray celebrates
An American MMA fighter from Florida, Lee (13-4-0, 9 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) has been living in Thailand in order to help improve his Muay Thai skills. Lee will be making his M-1 Global debut versus Vasilevsky. Lee’s most notable victory, perhaps, is a knockout of M-1 Global veteran Luigi Fioravanti.
Also fighting on the card against an opponent to be determined is undefeated Russian light heavyweight Adam “Beard” Yandiev (8-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), a rising MMA star who is a judo specialist. In his last fight at M-1 Challenge 58, Yandiev defeated previously undefeated (7-0-0) Valdas Pocevicius in the first round via a choke hold.
Fights and fighters are subject to challenge. Additional bouts will soon be announced.
Fight Network will air M-1 Challenge 62 live on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable, Suddenlink Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Upcoming Event: M-1 Challenge 61, September 19, 2015 in Ingushetia, Russia.