The M-1 Selection: Americas tournament middleweight division has been the source of some of the most memorable moments of the competition. This is a trend that is sure to continue as Tyson Jeffries out of Team Quest faces Mike Geurin of Team Bombsquad.
Entering the finals, its been a long and sometimes pain filled road for Tyson Jeffries. The Team Quest middleweight won his quarterfinal fight over Mike Johnson when an eye injury halted the bout. In the semi finals, Jeffries found himself of the wrong end of multiple kicks to the groin from talented striker Plinio Cruz. Showing a grit and determination seldom found, Jeffries worked through the pain to capture the victory and a berth in the finals.
Training out of Team Quest, Jeffries works among some of the best fighters in the world. In a gym full of world class wrestlers, Jeffries has refined his ground game, and with 5 submission wins on his resume out of 6 wins, he is known to control the action on the floor.
Mike Geurin is a quiet man, but don’t let his calm personality fool you. A member of Team Bombsquad, Geurin is a top flight wrestler with heavy hands and crisp striking. With an 8-1 professional record, and 5 TKO’s to his credit, Geurin uses his wrestling to control where the fight takes place rather than positional dominance.
Entering the finals, Geurin is coming off a fight of the night performance against Shane Primm in the semi finals. The two fighters fought tooth and nail in an exciting battle that had the capacity crowd in Atlantic City on the edge of their seats. Geurin left the ring that evening with a unanimous decision victory and a trip to the finals.
This matchup is interesting for a number of reasons. Geurin uses his wresting to control the action and set up his hands, Jeffries obviously knows how to handle a wrestler on the mat. Can Jeffries get the fight to the floor where he will hold the advantage? Can Geurin keep this fight on the feet and secure his 6th TKO win? These are just a couple of questions that will be answered on September 18, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey as M-1 Global presents the 2010 M-1 Selection: Americas tournament Finals.