The black belt in judo and four times world combat sambo champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky entered this fight with a professional mma record of 26-2-0 (69% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 middleweight in the world. The last time he lost was in 2012 when he faced Maiquel Falcao (=Falcao vs Vasilevsky), since then he has won nine consecutive bouts taking revenge on Falcao in 2014 and winning the M-1 Challenge title against Emeev in their first bout (=Vasilevsky vs Emeev). After this fight he has also beat German Yakubov.
His opponent, Ramazan Emeev, has an official record of 11-3-0 (64% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.81 in the same weight class. Vasilevsky vs Emeev 2, main event of M-1 Challenge 56, is valid for the M-1 Challenge middleweight title (Vasilevsky’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: M-1 Challenge 56
Where: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Title: M-1 Challenge Middleweight title
Emeev’s previous fight: Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs Ramazan Emeev
Emeev’s next fight: Ramazan Emeev vs Luigi Fioravanti