M-1 Challenge 99 Results & Clips: Aleksander Doskalchuk defends, Klidson Farias impresses
Nazran, Russia – On Saturday the Republic of Ingushetia played host to a stellar M-1 Challenge 99 main card, highlighted by a spirited five round 125 pound title clash that saw Aleksander Doskalchuk use his full skillset to earn a second title defense. Evoluciao Thai talents Klidson Farias and Michel Silva turned in two of the most impressive performances on a very entertaining undercard, broadcast on Fite.tv. Read on for recaps & clips of all the top action from Nazran!
M-1 Challenge 99 Flyweight Title Bout:
Aleksander Doskalchuk (10-2, M-1 champ, #39 World)
Unanimous Decision, 5 rounds
Mikael Silander (19-6, #84 World)
Aleksander Doskalchuk showed off the tactics, technique, and cardio that have made him a champion in this successful five round title defense versus Finland’s Mikael Silander. Silander was intent on forcing a brawl as he pressured relentlessly in the early rounds. That proved to be a bloody decision for the M-1 & ACB veteran, who ate volumes of precise counter strikes from Doskalchuk early on. He spent a lot of time fighting off the back foot, but the Ukrainian kept the oncoming Silander at bay while using excellent head movement and footwork to evade most of the incoming fire. Silander had his moments, including a flash knockdown and moments of grappling dominance late in round 5, but it wasn’t enough to sway the judges. Competitive fight from both men and great technical work from Aleksander Doskalchuk, who tallied his second M-1 title defense since winning the belt in late 2017.
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M-1 Challenge 99 Main Card:
265: Klidson Farias (14-2, #30 World 205) Sub2 Anton Vyazigin (11-3, #107 World)
One of the top light heavyweight prospects in the world, Brave CF 205 pound champ Klidson Farias de Abreu stepped up to take on a massive challenge in 6’5″ heavyweight colossus Anton Vyazigin. The big Russian certainly had a puncher’s chance early as he powered through Farias’ grappling efforts to force standup exchanges. But as soon as Vyazigin’s cardio dipped, Farias’s elite BJJ pedigree and excellent double-leg timing began to show through. Once Farias got to work on the ground this was all-but-over. The Evoluciao Thai ace methodically worked to high mount before yanking an impressive armbar submission without rolling to give up position. Eye opening stuff from 25 year old Klidson Farias, who already has proven himself to be a world class competitor at 205 pounds and showed that he has the gameplan and chops to tackle supersized challenges as well.
Klidson Farias taps (armbar from the mount) this hudge Anton Vyazigin (M-1 Challenge)
Evolucao Thai wins again ! pic.twitter.com/5DzHC7lDGQ
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155: Abubakar Mestoev (7-0, #223 World) UD3 Elias “Junior Maranhao” da Silva (21-8, #179 World)
Junior Maranhao made it interesting early in round 1 when he snagged a scary looking kneebar before either man had worked up much of a sweat. For a moment it looked like Abubakar Mestoev might tap, but instead he found a way to survive and spent the final 2.5 rounds dominating the tired Brazilian. Mestoev kept things in his favor with with solid wrestling and just enough striking after both men gassed late.
135: Alexander Osetrov (5-0-1, #87 Russia) UD3 Selem Evloev (4-1, #366 World)
Nice fifteen minute scrap here that saw local talent Selem Evloev start hot, landing plenty of hard right hands to the jaw of Storm Shlemenko pupil Alexander Osetrov. Just like his mentor, Osetrov demonstrated potent offense and fearless tactics – the man is not afraid to counter punches with a spinning backfist! As the fight wore on, Osetrov’s all-around firepower shone through as he pulled off a clear decision on hostile terrain.
155: Michel Silva (21-7-1, #295 World) Sub2 Magomedkamil Malikov (6-1, #332 World)
For most of this fight, Magomedkamil Malikov’s strong wrestling and clinch game looked to be solidly in play against incredibly lanky Brazilian Michel “Sassarito” Silva. All that changed in the blink of an eye when Evoluciao Thai’s Silva locked in a sneaky D’Arce choke in the clinch that had the erstwhile undefeated prospect tapping frantically before he knew what hit him:
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170: Amiran Gogoladze (7-1, #648 World) KO1 Juho Valamaa (15-6, #206 World)
In a highlight performance on the prelims, Amiran Gogoladze scored his fourth straight M-1 win in expedient style – it took him just about 10 seconds to swarm and level Finnish vet Juho Valamaa with a smorgasbord of strikes:
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