Nate Landwehr defeats Andrey Lezhnev at M-1 Challenge Battle in Atyrau
Nate Landwehr / Pic: Facebook

M-1 Challenge Battle in Atyrau results

American Nate Landwehr faced off Ukrainian Andrey Lezhnev in defense of his featherweight title on December 15. The contest headlined MMA event billed as “M-1 Challenge Battle in Atyrau”, which marked the first visit of M-1 Global to Kazakhstan in three years.

The Landwehr vs. Lezhnev was a scheduled for five rounds championship bout. However the contest ended prior the final horn.

The referee stopped the fight at 1:50 of the third round. Ultimately, Landwehr was awarded a TKO victory and retained the belt, making a first successful title defense.

“Nate ‘The Train’ Landwehr successfully defended his title at M-1 Challenge Battle in Atyrau! It was a crazy fight and an insane 3rd round TKO victory,” the promotion posted on Twitter.

The undercard featured a series of MMA bouts with local and international competitors.

Nate Landwehr def. Andrey Lezhnev by TKO (R3 at 1:50)