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Video: Alexander Volkov vs. Denis Smoldarev from M-1 Challenge 64

Former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov claimed the M-1 Global heavyweight title with a come-from-behind victory against Denis Smoldarev.

Ahead of the highly anticipated main event between Alexander Shlemenko and Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, a heavyweight title fight between former Bellator champ Alexander Volkov and Denis Smoldarev took place in the co-main event slot.

The contest lasted the better part of three rounds and was a lopsided affair until Volkov managed to find an opening for a slick submission. With one fight left on his M-1 Global contract, it will be interesting to see if Volkov opts to stick around with the promotion or try his luck in the UFC like his predecessor, Marcin Tybura, did.

M-1 Global released the full fight video for the entire main event, which includes English commentary from UFC veteran Ian Freeman and BloodyElbow.com's own Karim Zidan.