Alexander Shlemenko claimed a first round TKO victory over Brandon Halsey in the main event of M-1 Challenge 79 on Friday.

The meeting of former Bellator champions took place from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Shlemenko landed to the body seconds into the first round, finishing Halsey in just 25 seconds.

Alexander Shlemenko def. Brandon Halsey via TKO (strikes) at :25 of Round 1

Sergey Romanov def. Arda Adas via TKO (arm injury) at 4:19 of Round 1

Alexey Makhno def. Michel Silva via majority decision

Oleg Olenichev def. Enoc Solves Torres via unanimous decision

Josh Rettinghouse def. Baktiyar Uulu Toichubay via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of Round 2

Temirian Sharipov def. Daniil Prikaza via majority decision

Anton Vyazigin def. Yuriy Protzenko via unanimous decision

Bair Shtepin def. Won Jun Jang via TKO (punches) at 2:33 of Round 3