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The stars will be out November 10 at M-1 Challenge 85, featuring M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov, at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

M-1 Challenge 85 is a true international event with representatives of 10 different countries: Russia, USA, Brazil, Germany, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Georgia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Spain.

Ismagulov (12-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), fighting out of Kazakhstan, captured his title this past May at M-1 Challenge 78, stopping Maxim Divnich (12-2-0) via punches in round four. Ismagulov is riding a seven-fight win streak into this non-title, main event fight against Brazilian challenger Rogerio Karranca (13-2-0), who will be making his M-1 Global debut.

Georgian light heavyweight Giga Kukhalashvili (8-3-0, M-1: 1-0-0) steps up in class to take on former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0, of Germany.

Other main card matches are American featherweight Nate “The Train” Landwehr (9-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0) vs. Russian Viktor Kolesnik (11-2-1, (M-1: 2-0-1), Abubakar Mestoev vs. Alexey “Ataman” Makhno (16-5-0, M-1: 4-2-0) in battle of Russian lightweights, and Kazakhstan bantamweight Arman Ashimov (6-2-1, M-1: 1-0-0) vs. Rodrigo “Bad Boy” Melonio (16-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), of Brazil.

Main Card
Damir Ismagulov vs. Rogério Matias
Stephan Puetz vs. Giga Kukhalashvili
Nate Landwehr vs. Viktor Kolesnik
Abubakar Mestoev vs. Alexey Makhno
Rodrigo Melônio vs. Arman Ashimov
Ruslan Rakhmonkulov vs. Maxim Divnich
Andrey Lezhnev vs. Ilfat Amirov

Preliminary Card
Frederico Gutzwiller vs. Vazha Tsiptauri
Maksim Yakobyuk vs. Viktor Trushov
Sergey Klyuev vs. Oscar Suarez
Vitaliy Slipenko vs. Kristijan Perak
Aleksandr Lunga vs. Josh Rettinghouse


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