M-1 Challenge 102: Nate Landwehr defeats Viktor Kolesnik
M-1 Challenge 102: Nate Landwehr defeats Viktor Kolesnik to retain featherweight title | Pic: Supplied

Three title belts were on the line at M-1 Challenge 102 held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on June 28. MMA event was headlined by Shavkat Rakhmonov in defense of his welterweight title against Tiago Varejao Lacerda.

The scheduled for five rounds championship bout didn’t go the distance. Showing dominance, Rakhmonov successfully defended his belt, as well as remain undefeated. The champion scored the first-round stoppage win with punches following the spinning kick.

M-1 Challenge 102: Shavkat Rakhmonov dominates Tiago Varejao Lacerda
M-1 Challenge Welterweight champion Shavkat Rakhmonov dominates Tiago Varejao Lacerda | Pic: Supplied

In the co-main event Sergey Morozov and Alexander Osetrov battled it out for a vacant bantamweight title. The contest also ended prior to the final bell. Morozov claimed the belt by TKO in Round 4.

The third title bout bout saw the reigning featherweight champion Nate Landwehr up against Viktor Kolesnik. The pair squared off in a rematch.

The encounter went the distance and ended in favor of “The Train” who made his second successful title defense after he stopped Andrey Lezhnev last December. In addition, Landwehr claimed the second win against Kolesnik.

Also on the main card Raul Tutarauli stopped Rubenilton Pereira in the first round with punches at lightweight, and Dmitriy Mikutsa took a decision against Robert Lau at heavyweight.

The five-fight main card followed eight preliminary matchups. The complete results from M-1 Challenge 102 can be found below.

M-1 Challenge 102 results

Main card
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Tiago Varejao Lacerda by TKO (punches, R1 at 4:50)
Sergey Morozov def. Alexander Osetrov by TKO (right hook, R4 at 1:40
Nate Landwehr def. Viktor Kolesnik by unanimous decision
Raul Tutarauli def. Rubenilton Pereira by TKO (punches, R1 at 1:37)
Dmitriy Mikutsa def. Robert Lau by unanimous decision

Ruslan Shamilov def. Vladimir Trusov by TKO (punches, R2 at 0:46)
Goyti Dazaev def. Alexander Butenko by unanimous decision
Sergey Romanov def. Marco Augusto Dos Santos Cabral by submission (choke, R1 at 4:38)
Isatay Temirov def. Spencer Jebb by unanimous decision
Yoislandy Izquierdo def. Alexey Ilyenko by disqualification (illegal kick, R2 at 0:47)

Ismail Geroev def. Alexey Sotnikov by submission (rear naked choke, R1 at 4:40)
Tahir Abdullaev def. Makhir Aliyev by submission (armbar, R2 at 3:57)
Sabit Zhusupov def. Aridane Romero by TKO (punches, R3 at 1:20)