Islam Makhachev’s fight became the main fight of UFC on ESPN event. It’s not so long time left before Islam will get the title shot in the UFC, so now it’s time to recall his M-1 Global debut.
It happened at M-1 Challenge 38 event on April 9, 2013 in St.-Petersburg, Russia. Islam won in all of his 7 pro fights and also won the world combat sambo championship and world combat sambo cup.
His opponents was equally interesting fighter. Makhachev was just 21 when he made is debut in organization, but his opponent, 100% Fight champion Mansour ”Tarzan” Barnaoui was even younger, just 20 years old! His resume was impressive as well, 8 victories and only 1 defeat as a pro.
A few years later one of these two fighters will follow Khabib’s footsteps on the way to the UFC champion’s title, another one will win M-1 Challenge lightweight title and Road FC Grand Prix. But even back in 2013 you could see how huge is the technical arsenal and fighting potential in both of these fighters, so everyone could expect the great fight this evening.
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