GERMAN FIGHTER WON IN ALL OF HIS FIGHT, BUT then he faced Russian warrior!
- Posted on Jan 25, 2022
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He was one of the first fighters who created bright and memorable image for himself, both inside and outside the ring. Young, but very technically sound athlete, master of sports in four disciplines, he knew 10 years ago what the fans want.
He started to fight at M-1 back in 2004 and was known as Sultan Tikhaev for many years. Starting from 2007 he left M-1 and had a lot of victories in the other promotions, then he came back in 2011 to M-1 as the true star. He was already known by his new name, Alexander Yakovlev, and his nickname Bad boy. He signed to the UFC in 2014 and by today he has had 9 fights in the Octagon.
Tonight we are going to tell you about M-1 Challenge 25 event, when Alexander took on very tough and bright opponent. Christian Eckerlin was the champion of German GMC promotion, he won in the multiple boxing championships and he was undefeated in MMA, 6 victories in 6 fights, all by the finishes. Christian was recognized as one of the highest-ranked prospects in Europ