Vitali Branchuk (22-6) is a prospective flyweight from Ukraine. He is a versatile fighter and former M-1 bantamweight title contender. Coming off a 8 fight winning streak, he suffered a loss in a close fight with Pavel Vitruk back in October, but scored a unanimous decision victory over Moktar Benkaci later in February 2017. The fight with Mikael Silander is no doubt a great challenge for the young Ukrainian prospect.
Mikael "Hulk" Silander (16-5) is a TOP MMA fighter in Scandinavia. He was scheduled to perform on M-1 Challenge 78 event, but an unfortunate hand injury prevented him from debut. Now Mikael is ready to show his best for the numerous MMA fans in Finland and all over the World.
The winner of this fight will become one step closer to fight the Gran-Prix winner and become the next M-1 title contender. M-1 Challenge 82 event will take place in Helsinki on August 5th. Stay tuned on M1Global.TV to get the latest updates on the event.