Former M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramasan Emeev took back the title Saturday at M-1 Challenge 56, submitting Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in the first round.
Emeev locked up a rear-naked choke at the 1:47 mark of the opening round, improving to 12-3 and avenging a 2014 loss to the now-previous champion. Vasilevsky falls to 26-3 with the loss.
In other action from Moscow, Ivan Buchinger finished Aliyar Sarkerov and Javier Fuentas earned a submission over Niko Kaushansky.
Complete results can be found below:
Ramasan Emeev def. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:48 of Round 1 to become the M-1 Challenge middleweight champion
Ivan Buchinger def. Aliyar Sarkerov via TKO (strikes) at 1:54 of Round 2
Ante Deliha def. Konstantin Gluhov via decision
Valery Myashikov and Kristijan Perak fought to a draw
Javier Fuentas def. Niko Kaushansky via submission (triangle choke) at 1:33 of Round 2