M-1 Challenge 53 results from China – Tybura, Kharitonev & Grabowski win

M-1 Challenge 53 Results
Tybura retains M-1 Challenge heavyweight title
Kharitonev stops Garner, Grabowski defeats Gluhuv

And still Champion Marcin Tybura
And still Champion…..Marcin Tybura

Last night at M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in the Celestial Empire, undefeated M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (12-0-0, 4 KO/TKO, 6 SUB) had a very successful first title defense, Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonev (22-5-0, 12 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) registered another impressive knockout, and former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Damian “Polish Pitbull” Grabowski (20-2-0, 6 KO/TKO 12 SUB) returned to his winning ways in the blockbuster event.

M-1 Global is the first company sanctioned to promote professional mixed-martial-arts in China at this elite level. The event was held at Wukesong Arena, which was the site for basketball during the 2008 Olympics.

Tybura, of Poland, needed only 3:35 to force previously unbeaten Estonian challenger Denis Smoldarev (8-1-0, 3 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) into tapping-out from a rear naked choke.

Kharitonev emerged victorious from his Heavyweight Super Fight against American challenger and late replacement Kenny “Deuce” Garner (14-8-0, 8 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) when the doctor stopped the fight in the third round.

Grabowski locked an arm triangle as Latvian challenger and knockout specialist, Konstantine “Lacplesis” Gluhuv (28-14-0, 21 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) submitted in round three of their Special Heavyweight Attraction.

Four-time Washu Sanda champion Muslim “King of Wushu Sanda” Salikhov, of Russia, improved his professional record to 5-1-0 with a first-round knockout by punches of Brazilian welterweight Victor “Kratos” Sckoteski (5-2-0, 3 KO/TKO, 1 SUB).

Undefeated Ukrainian featherweight Pavel Vitruk (12-0-0, 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) kept his perfect record intact, punching out Brazilian invader Rafael “Gogo” Miranda (9-5-0, 2 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) in the opening round.

Chinese bantamweight Honggang “The Master” Yao (10-4-1) and Nikita “Piranha” Chistyakov (4-1-1), of Russia, fought to a three-round majority draw.

Unbeaten Kazakh bantamweight Sergey Morozov (5-0-0) punched his way to a second round knockout victory over fan-favorite Rijirigala Amu (8-4-0), of China.

The pro debut of Movsar Evloev was successful as the Russian bantamweight defeated another Chinese fighter, Jianwei “Yangtze Uksw” He (1-2-0), by way of a rear naked choke that resulted in a second-round submission.

COMPLETE RESULTS

HEAVYWEIGHTS:
Marcin Tybura (12-0-0), Poland WSUB1 (3:35 – rear naked choke) Denis Smoldarev(8-0-0), Estonia
(Tybura retained M-1 Challenge heavyweight title)

Sergei Kharitonev (22-5-0), Russia WTKO3 (2:01) Kenny Garner (14-8-0), United States

Damian Grabowski(20-2-0), Poland WSUB3 (1:47 – arm triangle) Konstantin Gluhuv (28-15-0), Latvia

WELTERWEIGHTS:
Muslim Salikhov (6-1-0), Russia WKO1 (4:27 – punch) Victor Sckoteski(5-2-0), Brazil

FEATHERWEIGHTS:
Pavel Vitruk (12-0-0), Ukraine WKO1 (1:44 – punch) Rafael Miranda (9-5-4), Brazil

BANTAMWEIGHTS:
Honggang Yao(10-4-1), China D3 Nikita Chistyakov (5-1-1), Russia

Sergey Morozov (5-0-0), Kazakhstan WTKO2 (4:36 – punches) Rijirigala Amu (8-3-0), China

Movsar Ervoev(1-0-0), Russia WSUB2 (2:56 – rear naked choke) JiaNwei He (1-1-0), China

PHOTO GALLERY

Marcin Tybura on top of Denis Smoldarev

Marcin Tybura on top of Denis Smoldarev

Marcin Tybura finishes off Denis Smoldarev

Marcin Tybura finishes off Denis Smoldarev

Marcin Tybura on back of Denis Smoldarev

Marcin Tybura on back of Denis Smoldarev

Sergei Kharitonev (R) strikes Kenny Garner

Sergei Kharitonev (R) strikes Kenny Garner

Kenny Garner (L) and Sergei Kharitonev exchange strikes

Kenny Garner (L) and Sergei Kharitonev exchange strikes

Sergei Kharitonev (L) pounds Kenny Garner

Sergei Kharitonev (L) pounds Kenny Garner

Damian Grabowski (R) kicks Konstantin Gluhuv

Damian Grabowski (R) kicks Konstantin Gluhuv

Damian Grabowski tosses Konstantin Gluhuv

Damian Grabowski tosses Konstantin Gluhuv

(L-R) Konstantin Gluhov and Damian Grabowski

(L-R) Konstantin Gluhov and Damian Grabowski

(L-R) Muslim Salikov & Victor Sckoteski

(L-R) Muslim Salikov & Victor Sckoteski

Muslim Salikhov (R) kicks Victor Sckoteski

Muslim Salikhov (R) kicks Victor Sckoteski

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda

Pavel Vitruk (R) nails Rafael Miranda

Pavel Vitruk (R) nails Rafael Miranda

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda

(L-R) Pavel Vitruk and Rafael Miranda

Nikita Chistyakov (L) jabs Honggang Yao

Nikita Chistyakov (L) jabs Honggang Yao

Honggang Yao (top) and Nikita Chistyakov

Honggang Yao (top) and Nikita Chistyakov

Nikita Chistyakov (bottom) and Honggang Yao

Nikita Chistyakov (bottom)  and Honggang Yao

Sergey Morozov (standing) and Rijirigala Amu

Sergey Morozov (standing) and Rijirigala Amu

(L-R) Rijirigaka Amu and Sergey Morozov

(L-R) Rijirigaka Amu and Sergey Morozov

Sergey Morozov celebrates his 5th pro career win

Sergey Morozov celebrates his 5th pro career win

Movsar Evloev (L) punches Jianwei He

Movsar Evloev (L) punches Jianwei He

Legendary MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko was a special guest

Legendary MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko was a special guest

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