M-1 Challenge XXX: Zavurov vs. Enomoto II Results - New Welterweight Champ Crowned

Yasubey Enomoto won the M-1 Global welterweight title from Shamil Zavurov tonight by scoring a guillotine choke in the fifth round of the M-1 Challenge 30 card. The fight was a decent back and forth battle for four rounds before both men came out exhausted in the final round.

With Zavurov looking to score a desperation takedown repeatedly in the final round, Enomoto was able to stuff a shot and turn it into the choke that won him the fight and title.

Zavurov needs to drop a weight class as he was dwarfed by Enomoto.

As for the new champion, it's hard to say too much about his future. He's wild on the feet but does attack well and is clearly good enough to dominate for a while in a promotion like M-1.

  • Bao Quach and Alvin Cacdac had a fun opening fight on the show. Neither guy showed much technique as they stood in front of each other throwing wild shots. Cacdac dropped Quach but then rushed in recklessly, got taken down and Quach transitioned between submissions until he got the tap.
  • Tyson Jeffries looked horribly flawed and awful on the feet against Eddie Arizmendi but did score the submission in the second round with a very slick d'arce choke. The most interesting part of the fight is probably seeing Quinton Jackson and Juanito Ibarra in the same corner (for Jeffries). This was the first time I can remember seeing the two together in public since their very public falling out.
  • Sergio Cortez looked ready to have a panic attack before he stepped in the ring as a late replacement against Alexander Sarnavskiy. He then looked to be taking the easy way out as he didn't even try to defend once the rear naked choke was locked in.
  • Someone needs to explain how Jose Figueroa was allowed to fight in California just two weeks after being knocked out. He got knocked out again in his bout with Artion Damkovsky. Damkovsky even landed a clean shot after scoring the KO punch, and another hammerfist as Larry Landless was pulling him off to stop the fight. Not exactly a good moment for the California commission as Figueroa shouldn't have even been out there. The promotion should also be held accountable for trotting one of their fighters out there in that situation.

SBN coverage of M-1 Challenge 30

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