M-1 Global on Wednesday announced that Swiss fighter Yasubey Enomoto has signed with the promotion. He will step in for injured welterweight Rashid Magomedov, gaining an immediate shot at current 170-pound champion Shamil Zavurov at M-1 Challenge XXV on April 28.

The 27-year-old Enomoto (6-2) is known as a fighter with a strong mix of striking and submission skills. He spent the past year fighting for Sengoku in Japan, where he made it all the way to the final bout of the promotion’s eight-man welterweight grand prix before succumbing to Keita Nakamura.

Zavurov (14-1) is making the second defense of his title at M-1 Challenge XXV. He is currently riding a 10-fight winning streak with all of his fights taking place in either Russia or the Ukraine.

(M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov 2 streams live from St. Petersburg, Russia, at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 28 on MMAWeekly.com.)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator MMA Signs Justin Lawrence To An Exclusive Multi-Fight Deal

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA recently announced the signing of featherweight, Justin “The American Kid” Lawrence, to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. read news >>

Nate Diaz vs. Matt Brown Announced for UFC 189: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

A marquee MMA matchup will unfold at UFC 189 on July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when Nate Diaz and Matt Brown tangle in the Octagon. Fox Sports 1's UFC Tonight broke the news of the im read news >>

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve Fight Announced for UFC 190

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will return to action with a heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve at UFC 190. The organisation's news feed on Twitter provided confirmation: Minotauro hasn't won a fight si read news >>

Mirsad Bektic vs. Renato Carneiro official for UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Two undefeated fighters will collide in Brazil. The UFC announced Tuesday that Bosnia’s Mirsad Bektic will take on Brazil’s Renato Carneiro in the preliminary portion of May 30’s UFC Fight Night 67 i read news >>

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve Set for UFC 190 in Brazil

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Stefan Struve will meet at UFC 190, officials announced on Tuesday. read news >>

Renzo Gracie joins Todd Harris on commentary at WSOF 20

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) recently announced that MMA legend Renzo Gracie will be providing special guest color commentary for this weekend's WSOF 20: "Branch vs. Markes" card on April 10th. He read news >>

Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso, Tom Breese vs. Luiz Dutra Jr. added to UFC Fight Night 67

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC has officially announced the Fight Night 67 card for Goiania with a media day in Brazil on Monday, and also announced a new pair of match-ups for the upcoming card. UFC Fight Night 67, which read news >>

UFC hires BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky for 'clean initiative education program'

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC today announced the hiring of a prominent anti-doping figure as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition within the promotion’s octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Anti-Doping Expert Joins UFC As Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC announced on Monday the hiring of Jeff Novitzky as Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance to spearhead the development of the organization’s clean initiative education program. read news >>