Valamaa Makes Weight for M-1 94, Ready to Take One Step Closer to Title with Win

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Juho Valamaa (15-4) will face Russian master of sports in combat sambo Maxim Grabovich (7-5) at M-1 Challenge 94 tomorrow. “The hunger games are over, I made weight. The fight is on.”  says the welterweight that made the fight in in Orenburg, Russia official.

“It is going to be a serious challenge and I am looking forward to it.”

The Finnfighters’ Gym fighter is on a roll and improved his record to an impressive 9-1 in his last 10 fights with 6 by stoppage. Thje 32 year old will return to M-1 after his M-1 Challenge 82 bout in August, where he brutally KO’d Portuguese fighter Aires Benrois (10-6) in Helsinki, Finland.

Grabovich is a former M-1 title challenger that is well known in the M-1 promotion. He turned pro in 2013 and fought for M-1 back in 2014. The 28 year old is coming off of a win this past October at M-1 Challenge 84.

The fight will help decide who will be rising up for a title shot. It will kick-off the main card, which can be seeing using the M-1 mobile app.

Juho Valamaa (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Finland 169 ½ lbs. (77,0 kg)
Maksim Grabovich (7-5-0, M-1: 4-3-0), Russia 168 lbs. (76,4 kg)