Finn Puhakka and Estonian Smoldarev on Tomorrow’s M-1 Card

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Tomorrow, M-1 will put on it’s Challenge 45 card at the Atmosphere Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Estonian undefeated heavyweight Denis Smoldarev (5-0-0) headlines the card against Croatian Ante Delija (8-1-0), while Finnish lightweight Niko Puhakka will take on Alexander Butenko. The Espoon Kehahait fighter Puhakka has a record of 28 wins and 14 losses. Both Puhakka and Smoldarev are veterans of M-1 and made weight today.

Fight Card

MAIN EVENT – HEAVYWEIGHTS (206+ lbs.) – 3 X 5
February 28

Ante Delija (L) - Denis Smoldarev (R)
Ante Delija – 266.5 lbs. (L) – Denis Smoldarev – 247 lbs. (R)

DENIS SMOLDAREV (5-0-0), Estonia vs.
ANTE “Walking Trouble” DELIJA (8-1-0), Croatia

Niko Puhakka (L) - Alexander Butenko (R)
Niko Puhakka – 155 lbs. (L) – Alexander Butenko – 154 lbs. (R)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (155 lbs.) – 3 X 5
NIKO PUHAKKA (28-14-0), Finland vs.
ALEXANDER “Iron Capture” BUTENKO (33-9-0), Ukraine

LIGHTWEIGHTS (155 lbs.) – 3 X 5
MUSA KHAMANAEV (13-3-0), Russia vs.
VLADIMIR NIKOLAEV (10-1-0), Ukraine

WELTERWEIGHTS (170 lbs.) – 3 X 5
ILYA DODERKIN (3-0-0), Russia vs.
NENAD “Nino” AVRAMOVIC (0-1-0), Spain

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (205 lbs.) – 3 X 5
MARCIN ZONTEK (12-8-0), Poland vs.
RASHID YUSOPOV (2-2-0), Russia

FEATHERWEIGHTS (135 lbs.) – 3 X 5
SOTIR KICHUKOV (12-1-0), Bulgaria vs.
YUNUS EVOLEV (12-6-0), Russia

LIGHTWEIGHTS (155 lbs.) – 3 X 5
RAKHMAN MAKHADZHIEV (1-0-0),Russia vs.
SERGEI ANDREEV (5-2-0), Russia

LIGHTWEIGHTS (155 lbs. – 3 X 5)
IVAN GETMAN (1-0-0), Russia vs.
OLEG MISIKOV (1-0-0), Russia

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (185 lbs. – 3 X 5)
CHARLES “Gracie” ANDRADE (27-15-0), Brazil vs.
RASHID YUSUPOV (2-2-0), Russia

The bout will be shown live on TV on Russia 2 throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Individual States (CIS), as well as across the Middle East on Abu Dhabi Sports Channels. MMAViking.com will be reporting results as soon as they become available.

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