It’s been a lot of interesting experiments during 20-year M-1 history. M-1 Medieval project was one of them. Before M-1 events there was on other place where the knights could face each other inside the MMA arena and fight under the rule set of historical fencing.
The first such fight took place at the 50th M-1 Challenge event in St.-Petersburg. Even though there was no medieval era in USA, but still there are a lot of people who love historical fencing and have enough skills to be successful in it. Craig Mike Ivy was 4-time national US champion in team championships, he won in a many different international events.
His opponent was the true legend of this sport. Most of the sports fans don’t know Sergey Ukolov, but for the ones who follows the historical fencing events this is the man equal to Fedor Emelianenko in MMA world. He was 8-time national champion and 4-time world champion back them. M-1 always tried to bring the best athletes to the events, so there was no surprise that Sergey was invited as soon the M-1 Medieval project was opened.