Stacking Welterweights at M-1 Challenge XXIII
Temirkhanov vs. Suarez and Nazarov vs. Abdulzhalilov
New York, NY (February 14, 2011) – M-1 Challenge XXIII’s undercard sits incredibly strong and the addition of two more awesome welterweight battles is proving that gluttony is a good thing. The stealth, nearly-perfect Arsen Temirkhanov faces undefeated Juan Manuel Suarez Montesdeoca and Alexei Nazarov returns to the 170-pound division against Ramazan Abdulzhalilov. Fans worldwide can catch the entire event from the Crocus City Arena in Moscow, Russia LIVE and for free on www.MMAFightingWords.blogspot.com starting at 11:00am EST / 8:00am on Saturday March 5th.
“‘Stacked’ is the best word to describe M-1 Challenge XXIII,” says M-1 Global’s Director of Operations, Evgeni Kogan. “We couldn’t be more excited about the way 2011 is starting off for the M-1 Challenge series and this event has set an extremely high standard. The title contention picture in the light heavyweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions will be crystal clear at the night’s end and from there we forge head-on for our return to the USA.”