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Weekend Results: USA East and Russia Legion Win at M-1 Challenge 2009 Semifinals; Campbell Rebounds at WCF 8

Mike Campbell kicks Mike MadranoWorld Championship Fighting 8
Aleppo Shriners Auditorium — Wilmington, Massachusetts

Mike Campbell rebounded from back-to-back losses that sent him packing from the WEC in the main event of WCF 8 on Saturday, defeating Mike Medrano via first-round TKO to get back in the win column.

  • Mike Campbell def. Mike Medrano via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:12
  • Hitalo Machado def. John Benoit via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 2:04
  • Josh LeBerge def. Dan Bonnell TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:20
  • Josh Key def. Luis Felix via TKO (strikes) — Round 3, 0:51
  • Dennis Olsen def. Ryan Schielding via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 1:04
  • Joe McGann def. Jason Dublin via unanimous decision
  • John Ortolani def. Travis Lerchenvia TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:16
  • Noah Wiseman def. Eddie Felix via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 3:38
  • Saul Almeida def. Kevin Corrigan via unanimous decision
  • Aniss Alhajjajy def. Brent Reed via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 2, 3:47
  • Lev Kamenetsky def. Joel Ly via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:22
  • Jim Pitner def. James Boran via unanimous decision

M-1 Challenge 2009 Semifinals
Russian Sports Palace — Rostov, Russia

Team USA East, anchored by IFL veteran Delson Heleno, defeated Team USA West on Saturday in Russia to advance to the finals of M-1 Challenge 2009, where they’ll take on Team Russia Legion, who defeated Team England to secure their spot in the championship.


  • Ivan Jorge (USA East) def. Steve Magdaleno via unanimous decision.
  • Delson Heleno (USA East) def. Fabio “Negao” Nascimento via unanimous decision.
  • Gerson Dos Santos (USA East) def. Joao Asis via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:50
  • Chuck Grigsby (USA East) def. Spencer Hooker via unanimous decision
  • Shane Del Rosario (USA West) def. Lloyd Marshbanks via TKO — Round 1, 1:34

Team USA East def. Team USA West 4-1


  • Yura Ivlev (Russia Legion) def. Scott Hewitt via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 0:54
  • Magomed Shikshabekov (Russia Legion) def. Simon Phillips via submission (reverse heel hook) — Round 1, 0:15
  • Ansar Chalangov (Russia Legion) def. Matt Thorpe via submission (reverse heel hook) — Round 1, 0:41
  • Besiki Gerenava def. Lee Austin via unanimous decision
  • Rob Broughton (England) def. Akhmed Sultanov via submission (keylock) — Round 1, 4:31

Russia Legion def. Team England 4-1

Pictured: Mike Campbell kicks Mike Madrano


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