The M-1 Challenge 67 tournament, under slogan “Battle in the Land of Fire” took place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event featured 10 fights with the participation of fighters from 15 countries.
The show’s main event saw former M-1 champ Artiom Damkovsky and experienced Ukrainian Alexander Butenko waging war for the company’s vacant lightweight title. The belt was left vacant when Mansour Barnaoui opted to move down the scale to featherweight.
In the co-main event of the evening, M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger, of Slovakia, fought Russian Mikhail Korobkov, in a non-title fight.
M1 Challenge 67
Artem Damkovsky vs. Alexander Butenko
Ivan Buchinger vs. Mikhail Korobkov
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Marcelo Brito
Felipe Nsue vs. Taleh Najafzade
Lazar Todev vs. Zaur Gadzhibabayev
Zalimbek Omarov vs. Mikhail Syrbu
Evgeniy Guryanov vs. Evgeni Myakinkin
Azamat Zhantuduev vs. Bair Shtepin
Vadim Malygin vs. Ibragim Navruzov