Chris Kelades takes the interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight title
Chris Kelades takes the interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight title | Pic: Instagram/keladesmma

Chris Kelades takes interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight belt

Chris Kelades and Alexander Pletenko squared off for the second time last night (August 3) in Shenzhen, China. The pair battled it out in the headliner of “WKG & M-1 Challenge 103”.

The contest went a full five-round distance. The verdict heard the Canadian mixed martial artist taking the win by unanimous decision. He as well earned the interim M-1 Challenge Flyweight belt and is expected to face the reigning champion in the division Alexander Doskalchuk at the future show. The latter was initially scheduled to defend his belt against Kelades at this event, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

In Addition, Chris Kelades took a revenge against Alexander Pletenko. The pair first met in June 2018 when the Ukrainian competitor won the fight by unanimous decision.

The co-main event at WKG & M-1 Challenge 103 saw a bantamweight encounter between Huoyixibai Chuhayifu of China and Beno Adamia of Georgia. The scheduled for three rounds bout didn’t go the distance. The local competitor scored the win by knockout in the first round.

Among other bouts, Maksim Grabovich earned a unanimous decision against Jonas Boeno at welterweight, and Roggers Souz took a split decision against Zaur Gadzhibayev at heavyweight. The complete fight results can be found below.

WKG & M-1 Challenge 103 results

Chris Kelades def. Alexander Pletenko by unanimous decision
Huoyixibai Chuhayifu def. Beno Adamia by KO (punch, R1 at 4:41)
Maksim Grabovich def. Jonas Boeno by unanimous decision
Roggers Souza def. Zaur Gadzhibayev by split decision
Hayder Hassan def. Movsar Bokov by unanimous decision
Andreas Stahl def. Christian Jungwirth by split decision
Daniel Swain def. Xiaolong Wu by submission (guillotine choke, R1 at 0:28)
Nikolay Goncharov def. Maheshate by unanimous decision
Feng Peng Zhao def. Edward Massey by unanimous decision
Kayck Alencar def. Wang Zhen by unanimous decision