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Two-time winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and a No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Jeff Monson (49-13-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will battle Russian MMA fighter Magomed Malikov (6-2 MMA) at M-1 Challenge 40 on June 7 in the Republic of Ingushetia, Russia.
UFC veteran Monson holds a five-fight win streak. In his last fight, the American TKO’d in round two Dražen Forga? at Strength & Honor Championship 7 and defended his SHC Heavyweight title on March 9 in Geneva, Switzerland. “The Snowman” has fought fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Daniel Cormier, Sergei Kharitonov, Pedro Rizzo, Roy Nelson, Kazuyuki Fujita, Mark Kerr and Josh Barnett to name a few.
Meanwhile Malikov became known after his shocking KO victory over former Pride fighter Aleksander Emelianenko at M-1 Challenge 28 in Astrakhan, Russia. Note that Monson also fought Aleksander Emelianenko and won by submission (north-south choke) at M-1 Challenge 35. Then in his next and last fight Malikov fought and lost by TKO in round three to M-1 Champion Kenny Garner at M-1 Challenge 32 on May 16 last year in Moscow, Russia. Also Malikov lost by submission (armbar) to a well-known mixed martial artist in Eastern-Europe, Baga Agaev at UAMA - Warrior's Honor 5 and won, by TKO, former Bellator MMA fighter Alexey Oleinik at Fight Star - Anapa.