When two tough fighters, possessing not only a powerful blow, but also a real fighting spirit, come together in a duel, this promises the audience a very entertaining fight. And if these guys also represent Russia and the United States, fight in the heavyweight division, and the champion's belt is at stake, then the interest of the fight will skyrocket.
On May 16, 2012, the international tournament M-1 Challenge 32 was held in Moscow. The main fight of the evening was played by the interim heavyweight champion of the organization, American fighter Kenny Garner. Behind him was a victory in the M-1 Selection America eight tournament and victories over Pat Bennett and Maxim Grishin.
Distinctive features of Garner have always been his fearlessness, a powerful blow from both hands, physical endurance and a very uncomfortable fighting style for any opponent. He planned to fight with Alexander Emelianenko himself, but fate decreed otherwise and Kenny was facing a fight with an athlete who inflicted a heavy and sensational defeat on Alexander.
Magomed Malikov with two loud knockout victories over Alexey Oleinik and Alexander Emelianenko quickly burst into the elite of domestic mixed martial arts. The crushing blows of the athlete from the Highlander club paved his way to the top of MMA and the fight with Kenny Garner could become the next step for him in his advance towards this goal. Magomed owned the title of champion of the Southern Federal District in hand-to-hand fighting and the belt of the Fight Star champion and was eager to add the M-1 Challenge champion belt to this collection.