July 29th, 2009

Fedor Emelianenko reiterated at his July 29 press conference that he will not fight for UFC unless they co-promote with M-1 Global.  This is contrary to Los Angeles Times reports that Fedor would be signed by the UFC by Friday, July 31. Top MMA News participated on the M-1 Fedor Emelianenko media call where it […]

July 27th, 2009

Date: August 28, 2009 Location: Convention Center in Los Angeles, California TV: HD Net Tickets: M-1 Breakthrough Card Mo Lawal vs Don Frye Karl Amoussou vs  Nick Thompson Jessie Gibbs vs Rob Broughton

July 16th, 2009

Top MMA News has learned that John Doyle will be fighting for two different countries for M-1 Challenge in 2009.  If you remember, Doyle was a last minute replacement at M-1 Challenge 16.  Doyle replaced Abdullah Ahmady for Team Turkey with less than 24 hours notice after Kansas Boxing Commission officials had concerns with Ahmady’s […]

July 15th, 2009

For the past three years, Gewik Mousasi, older brother of former DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, has focused on becoming one of Holland’s best MMA trainers. Most recently, Mousasi has served as a coach for Team Benelux in the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction.” However, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland […]

June 6th, 2009

Despite having only accepted a fight on 36 hours notice, Team USA East heavyweight Lloyd Marshbanks was the deciding factor in his team’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Team Finland on Friday night in Kansas City.  Marshbanks was added to the Team USA roster after Mike Ottman did not receive medical clearance from the Kansas Boxing […]

April 23rd, 2009

While WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko’s recent two wins over former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski have taken place on American soil, he first earned his reputation as being the world’s pound-for-pound best fighter while competing in Japan. Despite having made a name for himself in Japan, Fedor has not competed in […]

March 29th, 2009

When former NFL running back Herbert “Whisper” Goodman left the Mladhost Sports Hall in Bourgas on Saturday night, he did so under the impression that he had suffered his sixth career loss. However, Goodman was informed a few short hours later by M-1 Challenge officials that the decision had been overturned and that he had […]

March 25th, 2009

There are just several days remaining until the second stop of the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” touches down in Bourgas, Bulgaria. A total of 30 fighters representing six teams are now in transit to Bourgas in anticipation of this weekend’s M-1 Challenge event. On Saturday, March 28, Turkey, The World Team, Germany, Team […]

March 12th, 2009

Date: March 28, 2009 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria TV: HD Net Team Bulgaria vs. Team North America Lightweight (154 lbs./-70 kg): Yanko Yanev (Bulgaria) vs. Renato Migliaccio (North America) Welterweight (167.2 lbs./-76 kg): Ivan Ivanov (Bulgaria) vs. Steve Carl (North America) Middleweight (184.8 lbs./-84 kg): Jordan Radev (Bulgaria) vs. Herbert Goodman (North America) Light Heavyweight (204.6 […]

March 12th, 2009

M-1 Global made it official Thursday that the second edition of the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” on March 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria is now set to feature an intriguing middleweight matchup between a former Olympian in Jordan Radev and a former NFL player in Herbert “Whisper” Goodman. It was revealed on Tuesday that […]

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