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M-1 Challenge 102 Features Three Title Fights

Returning to Kazakhstan, M-1 Global continues their Challenge series at the Barys Arena on June 28. The mega-promotion will be hosting three championship fights.

In the five-round main event, Tennessee’s Nate Landwehr will look to defend his featherweight strap for the second time when he puts his six-fight winning streak on the line against a familiar foe in the Russian Viktor Kolesnik, who has won back-to-back fights since their first meeting in 2017.

Also made official were two other title tilts. Hometown kid and welterweight beltholder Shavkat Rahmonov looks to turn away Tiago Varejao, from Brazil. And Aleksandr Osetrov and Sergey Morozov vie for the vacant bantamweight crown.

Rounding out the entire 12-fight show are these contests:

Raul Tutarauli vs. Rubenilton Peereira, lightweights
Sergey Romanov vs Marcio Cabral, welterweights
Alexander Butenko vs. Goity Dazaev, welterweights
Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Alexey Ilyenko, lightweights
Ruslan Shamilov vs. Vladimir Trusov, middleweights
Spencer Jebb vs. Isatay Temirov, welterweights
Romero Rodriguez vs. Sabit Zhusupov, featherweights
Aleksey Sotnikov vs. Ismail Geroev, lightweights
Tahir Abdullaev vs. Makhir Aliev, welterweights

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