M-1 Challenge XXV: "Zavurov vs. Enomoto" took place earlier today (April 28, 2011) from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The 10-bout card was headlined by not one, but two M-1 titles. Welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov outlasted a plethora of submission attempts from tough Swiss Sengoku veteran Yasubey Enomoto to come away with a unanimous decision win.
What really stole the show was the light heavyweight title bout.
Russian upstart Victor Nemkov gave Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season eight finalist Vinny Magalhaes all he could handle for two and a half rounds, even opening up a bad cut above the American's eye.
In the third round, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master battled back and mounted Nemkov and finished off the Russian with a fantastic gogoplata/neck crank combination. Analysts are guaranteed to be bringing this submission up as a nominee in their 2011 MMA awards.
But that's not all.
Complete M-1 Challenge 25 results after the jump:
170 lb. title: Shamil Zavurov (c) def. Yasubey Enomoto via unanimous decision
205 lb. title: Vinny Magalhaes def. Viktor Nemkov via submission (gogoplata neck crank) at 1:40 in round 3
185 lbs: Andrei Semenov def. Luigi Fioravanti via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Mikhail Zayats def. Malik Merad via TKO (punches) at 0:49 in round 2
265 lbs.: Grishin def. Kuchenko via TKO (punches) at 3:14 in round 3
265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov def. Denis Goltsov via TKO (punches) at 3:05 in round 2
185 lbs.: Juan Manuel Suarez def. Arsen Temirkhanov via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Alexander Yakovlev def. Christian Eckerlin via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:14 in round 2
185 lbs.: Ramazan Emeev def. Murad Magomedov via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Ramadan Esenbaev def. Albert Akhmetov via TKO (punches) at 2:49 in round 2