March 10th, 2009

The second event for the 2009 season of the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” is set for Saturday, March 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Competing in its home country for the first time, Team Bulgaria is set to headline the six-team, 15-bout event in a best-of-five series against the debuting North America team. Leading Team Bulgaria […]

March 4th, 2009

M-1 Global officials first learned that Kirill Sidelnikov failed his post-fight screening for performance enhancing drugs when it was informed late last week by the California State Athletic Commission. Immediately after the company was notified, an internal investigation was launched. As a part of the investigation, M-1 Global officials spoke with Kirill and asked him […]

March 3rd, 2009

Kirill Sidelnikov suffered a loss to Paul Buentello at Affliction’s January 24th card.  Now the California State Athletic Commission has announced that Kirill also failed his post-fight drug test and will be suspended for one year. “Baby Fedor”, as he is called, tested positive for the banned substance Stanozolol.  Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid.   […]

February 22nd, 2009

In a stunning upset, Team South Korea defeated the defending 2008 M-1 Challenge Champions Russia Imperial Team (formerly Russia Red Devil) by a score of 3-2 during the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino near Tacoma, Washington. A capacity crowd witnessed an outstanding show featuring […]

February 3rd, 2009

M-1 Global officials have finalized rosters and matchups for the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener set to take place on February 21 in Seattle, Washington at the Emerald Queen Casino. Matchups for the stacked 15-bout opener includes the return of the Imperial Team (formerly known as “Russia Red Devil”), the 2008 M-1 […]

January 29th, 2009

M-1 Global’s M-1 Challenge is a mixed martial arts competition conducted in a team format.  M-1 handed out awards in recognition of individual performances during its inaugural season.

January 22nd, 2009

Check out the preview to M-1 Global’s new series Fighting Fedor where the winner of a 16 man televised tournament will get to face Fedor Emelianenko. Buy Fedor: The Fighting System of the World’s Undisputed King of MMA Book Book

January 21st, 2009

M-1 Global CEO Vadim Finkelstein and COO Joost Raimond officially announced that the M-1 Challenge will expand from 10 teams in 2008 to 16 teams in 2009. New entrants include a second team from the U.S. along with teams from England, Brazil, Australia/New Zealand, China, and Turkey. Additionally, company officials have revealed that the second […]

January 11th, 2009

The M-1 Challenge Cup final was held in Holland on January 11.  Originally scheduled for December 26 in Seattle, the 2008 Finals were postponed due to heavy snowfall in the Washington State. Unlike the M-1 Challenge regular season, the fights in the finals would consist of three rounds rather than two.  The visiting Team Russia […]

January 8th, 2009

The M-1 Challenge Cup champion will be crowned on January 11 in Holland.  Originally scheduled for December 26 in Seattle, the 2008 Finals were postponed due to heavy snowfall in the Washington State.  The Challenge Cup champion will be decided in a battle between Team Holland and the Russian Red Devils. The M-1 Challenge was […]

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