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13 of 15 Bouts at M-1 Challenge Kansas City End Violently

M-1 Challenge events are routinely dominated by highlight reel knockouts and jaw dropping submissions and last evening’s event held in Kansas City was no exception to the trend.

Thirteen of the fifteen scheduled team competetion bouts were finished before the final bell by either submission, TKO or knockout.

Team USA East rallied from behind to edge out Team Finland with a final score of 3-2. Locked up at 2-2, late fill in Lloyd Marshbanks took his fight with Toni Valtonen on thirty six hours notice and wound up clinching the win for Team USA East with a second round neck crank submission.

A full list of results from the event are listed below:

World Team vs. Turkey:

Lightweight (154 lbs./-70 kg.) – Akin Duran (Turkey ) def. Romano De Los Reyes (World ) via TKO (ground and pound) at 1:57 of round 3

Welterweight (167.2 lbs./-76 kg.) – Diego Gonzales (World ) def. Faith Dogan (Turkey) via TKO (ground and pound) at 2:16 of round 1

Middleweight (184.8 lbs./-84 kg.) – Nathan Schouten (World ) def. Ahmed Bayrak (Turkey) via TKO (ground and pound) at 3:21 of round 1

Light Heavyweight (204.6 lbs./-93 kg.) – Ryan Sturdy (World) def. John Doyle (Turkey) via majority decision

Heavyweight (204.6-plus lbs./+93 kg.) – Michael Kitta (World ) def. Liron Wilson (Turkey) via TKO (ground and pound) at 3:27 of round 1

World Team defeats Turkey 4-1

England vs. France:

Lightweight (154 lbs./-70 kg.) – Makhtar Gueye (France) def. Ian Butlin (England ) via TKO (strikes) at 0:09 of round 1

Welterweight (167.2 lbs./-76 kg.) – Gael Grimaud (France ) def. Simon Phillips (England ) via submission (triangle 1:29 of round 1)

Middleweight (184.8 lbs./-84 kg.) – Christophe Dafreville (France ) def. Matt Thorpe (England – 183.9) via submission (triangle) at 4:32 of round 1

Light Heavyweight (204.6 lbs./-93 kg.) – Johan Romming (France ) def. Danny Giblin (England ) via submission (North/South choke) at 1:59 of round 1

Heavyweight (204.6-plus lbs./+93 kg.) – Rob Broughton (England ) def. Soufian Elgarne via corner stoppage (injury) at 2:02 of round 1

France defeats England 4-1

USA East vs. Finland:

Lightweight (154 lbs./-70 kg.) – Renato Migliaccio (USA) def. Niko Puhaka (Finland ) via submission (armbar) at 4:18 of round 1

Welterweight (167.2 lbs./-76 kg.) – Janne Tulirinta (Finland ) def. Anthony Ford (USA) via TKO (strikes) at 0:11 of round 1

Middleweight (184.8 lbs./-84 kg.) – Lucio Linhares (Finland ) def. Valdir Araujo (USA) via knockout at 1:25 of round 1

Light Heavyweight (204.6 lbs./-93 kg.) – Rodney Wallace (USA) def. Marcus Vanttinen (Finland ) via unanimous decision

Heavyweight (204.6-plus lbs./+93 kg.) – Lloyd Marshbanks (USA ) def. Toni Valtonen (Finland) via submission (neck crank/side headlock) at 0:55 of round 2

USA East defeats Finland 3-2

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