Team Russia Red Devil and Team Holland, as well as several superfights were originally scheduled to take place at the 2008 M-1 Challenge finals at the Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino on Friday, December 26 in Seattle, Washington.
However, due to extreme weather conditions, it was not going to be possible for M-1 to transport the fighters to Seattle in time for the event. The Seattle area has been experiencing below freezing weather, snow mixed with freezing rain, and fog. The rest of the week’s forecast looks just as bad.
The M-1 Challenge finals have been rescheduled to take place in Amsterdam either on December 28 or January 4.
Here is the 2008 M-1 Challenge finals fight card:
Superfight 1 (70 kg)
Mehmet Uygun (6-4-2) – Joe Wilk (6-1)
Superfight 2 (77 kg)
Tommy de Pret (4-0) – JT Taylor (1-3-1)
M-1 Challenge Finals
Red Devil FT – Team Holland
Mikhail Malutin (11-4) – Bogdan Cristea (4-2-1) 70 kg
Erik Oganov (8-8) – Romano de los Reyes (5-3) 76 kg
Dmitry Samoilov (6-2-1) – Jason Jones (5-2) 82 kg
Mikhail Zayats (7-1) – Kamil Uygun (6-3) 93 kg
Aleksey Oleinik (9-5) – Jessie Gibbs (6-1) +93 kg
Superfight 3 (93 kg)
Seung Bea Whi (5-2) – Kenny Ento (7-5 )
Superfight 4 (93 kg)
Тони Валтонен (13-6) – Джеральд Чайлс (6-0)
Superfight 5 (93 kg)
Faisal Mohamed Abubaker (3-1) – Mark Hayes (4-1)
Despite losing the M-1 Challenge finals, M-1 officials have already finalized plans to hold an M-1 Challenge regular season event in 2009 at the Emerald Queen in Seattle. The event will take place on February 29 and will serve as the official 2009 regular season opener with six teams on display.
The matchups include Team France taking on Korea, Finland squaring off with Holland, as well as Team USA going head-to-head with Brazil.