M-1 Global was back at it last night (Dec. 9, 2011) with its latest event, M-1 Challenge 30, which was held at The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
On a night that saw four of the five bouts on the main card end via submission, the event was headlined by a welterweight championship match-up that featured Yasubey Enomoto looking to avenge an earlier loss at M-1 Challenge 25 to champion Shamil Zavurov.
In what was an action packed fight that almost went the distance, Enomoto ended the stand up affair with just 0:50 seconds lefts in the fifth and final round. Zavurov controlled the tempo of the fight for the most part, connecting with hard strikes and leg kicks that found their mark all night, but seemed to tire out heading in to the final round.
Heading into the fifth round, an exhausted Enomoto was down three rounds to one and desperately needed a finish to secure the win and, with less than a minute remaining, Enomoto locked in a tight guillotine that forced the tap. In the process, Enomoto became the new M-1 global welterweight champion and also became the first man to ever finish Shamil Zavurov, who was riding a 13 fight win streak.
The rest of the main card featured four early finishes including three bouts in the very first round, with the other making it to the second frame.
Full M-1 Challenge 30 results after the jump:
Yasubey Enomoto def. Shamil Zavurov by submission (guillotine Choke) at 4:10 round 5
Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Sergio Cortez by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:46 round 1
Artiom Damkovsky def. Jose Figueroa by knockout (superman punch) at 2:19 round 1
Tyson Jeffries def. Eddie Arizmendi by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:08 round 2
Bao Quach def. Alvin Cacdac by submission (armbar) at 3:33 round 1