Juho Valamaa Injured and Out of M-1 Challenge 87 Bout

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Juho Valamaa (15-4) is out of his planned bout with Shavkat Rakhmonov (7-0) at M-1 Challenge 87 on February 9th. The event will go down at the M-1 Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, but the bearded Finn will not be participating.

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“I hurt my shoulder last week, and I’m not in fighting condition” reveals the Finnfighters’ Gym fighter that improved his record to an impressive 9-1 in his last 10 fights with 6 by stoppage.

Valamaa was looking to return to M-1 again after his M-1 Challenge 82 bout in August, where he brutally KO’d Portuguese fighter Aires Benrois (10-6) in Helsinki, Finland.

Rakhmonov is a sambo fighter out of Kazakhstan with a ton of hype. The welterweight has 7 wins and 0 losses and has stopped all his opponents with no fight going to the third round. He was set for a title shot, but injury in 2016 prevented the bout from happening. It seems as though he will now fight Levan Solodovnik as a replacement.

Mikael Silander (17-5) will headline the card as he gets his M-1 interim title shot.