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A night of finishes in M-1 Bulgaria

The second event of the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction”series just wrapped up from Bourgas, Bulgaria.

The night’s action saw a combined total of fifteen bouts. There were six teams, each five men deep, and each representing a different portion of the globe. The teams competing in the Bulgaria event were Germany, Turkey, Russian Legion, World Team, Bulgaria and USA East.

Fans in attendance most definitely got their moneys worth as thirteen of the fifteen bouts resulted in a finish. From knockouts, choke outs, heel hooks and armbars, this card had a little something for everyone.

The gap of victory for all winning teams ended up being quite significant as Germany toppled Turkey with a score of 5-0, Team Russian Legion beat the World Team handily with a score of 4-1, and Team USA East rolled over Bulgaria with a score of 5-0.

Below are the results of the event that took place at the Miadhost Sports Hall on March 28th.

Turkey vs. Germany

Lightweight:Akin Duran vs. Franco de Leonardis – Franco de Leonardis def. Duran via tirangle choke submission at 2:29 of round 1.
Welterweight:Faith Dogan vs. Daniel Weicehl – Weichel def. Dogan with a DÁrace choke submission at 2:29 of round 1.
Middleweight:Ahmed Bayrak vs. Gregor Herb – Herb def. Bayrak via rear naked choke at 2:00 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight:Samy Turky vs. Martin Zawada – Zawada def. Turky via TKO at 2:38 of round 1.
Heavyweight:Tugrul Okay vs. David Baziak –David Baziak def. Turgul Okay via TKO at 0:52 of round 2.

Team Germany defeats Team Turkey 5-0

Russia Legion vs. World Team

Lightweight:Yury Ivlev vs. Romano De Los Reyes – Yury Ivlev def. Romano de los Reyes via three-round unanimous decision.
Welterweight:Magomed Shihshabekov vs. Jason Ponet – Shihsbabekov def. Ponet triangle choke at 1:34 of round 1.
Middleweight:Sergey Kornev vs. Nathan Schouten – Kornev def. Schouten via KO at 0:12 of round 1.
Light Heavyweight:Gadjimurad Omarov vs. Nills Van Noord –Omarov def. Van Noor via rear naked submission at 2:24 of round 1.
Heavyweight:Akhmed Sultanov vs. Michael Kitta – Kitta def. Sultanov via KO at 2:30 of round 1.

Team Russia Legion defeats World Team 4-1

Bulgaria vs. USA East

Lightweight:Yanko Yanev vs. Renato Migliaccio – Migliaccio def. Yanev via armbar submission at 4:45 of round 1.
Welterweight:Ivan Ivanov vs. Steve Carl – Carl def. Ivanov via rear naked choke at 3:31 of round 1.
*Middleweight:Jordan Radev vs. Herbert Goodman – Goodman def Radev via KO at 4:59 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight:Atanas Dzhambazov vs. Charles Grigsby – Grigsby def. Dzhambazov via three-round unanimous decision.
Heavyweight:Emil Somoilov vs. Lloyd Marshbanks – Marshbanks def. Somoilov via heel hook submission at 3:27 of round 1.

*Fight was originally ruled a split decision victory in Radev’s favor. M-1 Challenge regulatory officials later ruled that Goodman had knocked out Radev at 4:59 of round 1 and overturned the decision in Goodman’s favor following an official appeal.

Team USA East defeats Team Bulgaria 5-0


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