“M-1 Challenge: Brazil – Fourth Edition” set for May 9th

The “Fourth Edition” of the 2009 M-1 Challenge takes place this Saturday, May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Esporte Clube Síri. There will be 30 fighters competing in 15 fights during three head-to-head match-ups featuring six teams. It will be Bulgaria vs. Benelux, Russia Legion vs. Germany, and Brazil vs. Team Imperial.

Teams Germany and Russia Legion tied at 1-0, will be battling to move ahead, while Teams Brazil, Imperial, Bulgaria, and Benelux will all be looking for their first team victory.

For those interested in seeing the current 2009 M-1 Challenge standings and the records for each team you can check that out HERE. Here are the match-ups for “Fourth Edition:”

M-1 Challenge: Brazil – Fourth Edition

Team Challenge Number One: Bulgaria vs. Benelux
1. LW (154 lbs./-70 kg): Yanko Yanev (Bulgaria) vs. Dan van Bergen (Benelux)
2. WW (167.2 lbs./-76 kg): Ivan Ivanov (Bulgaria) vs. Raymond Jarman (Benelux)
3. MW (184.8 lbs./-84 kg): Jordan Radev (Bulgaria) vs. Danny Smit (Benelux)
4. LH (204.6 lbs./-93 kg): Emil Zaharev (Bulgaria) vs. Jason Jones (Benelux)
5. HW (204.7 lbs.-plus/+93 kg): Nikola Dipchkov (Bulgaria) vs. Jessie Gibbs (Benelux)

Team Challenge Number Two: Russia Legion vs. Germany
6. LW (154 lbs./-70 kg): Yuri Ivlev (Legion) vs. Franco de Leonardis (Germany)
7. WW (167.2 lbs./-76 kg): Magomed Shihshabekov (Legion) vs. Sven Heising (Germany)
8. MW (184.8 lbs./-84 kg): Sergey Kornev (Legion) vs. Gregor Herb (Germany)
9. LH (204.6 lbs./-93 kg): Gadzimyrat Omarov (Legion) vs. Adam Bakayoko (Germany)
10. HW (204.7 lbs.-plus/+93 kg): Akhmed Sultanov (Legion) vs. Lars Klug (Germany)

Team Challenge Number Three: Brazil vs. Team Imperial
11. LW (154 lbs./-70 kg): Hacran Dias (Brazil) vs. Amirkhan Mazikhov (Imperial)
12. WW (167.2 lbs./-76 kg): Eduardo Pamplona (Brazil) vs. Erik Oganov (Imperial)
13. MW (184.8 lbs./-84 kg): Leandro Silva Batata (Brazil) vs. Dmitry Samoilov (Imperial)
14. LH (204.6 lbs./-93 kg): Alexander Machado (Brazil) vs. Mikhail Zayats (Imperial)
15. HW (204.7 lbs.-plus/+93 kg): Joaquim Ferreira de Rocha (Brazil) vs. Maksim Grishin (Imperial)