New York City, New York (September 15, 2010) – The M-1 Selection tournament finals take place Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the evening’s fights feature tournament returnees and newcomers to the M-1 ring. All Selections championship bouts line up winners for title contention for the M-1 Challenge belts as the undercard aligns fighters within the rankings.

“The American Selections tournament has decisively uncovered fighters with the potential to be M-1 Champions,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1Global. “Look for some to return for M-1 Challenge XXII on December 11 back in Atlantic City when we crown the Welterweight and Light Heavyweight champions.”

The Final round bouts feature rising American stars who are one victory away from being crowned the M-1 Selection champion in their respective weight classes.

Tournament Finalists and undercard matchups include:

Jose Figueroa    and George Sheppard                    Lightweight Division

Tom Gallicchio  and Len Bentley                               Welterweight Division

Tyson Jeffries    and Mike Geurin                               Middleweight Division

Byron Byrd         and Daniel Vizcaya                          Light Heavyweight Division

Kenny Garner     and Pat Bennett                               Heavyweight Division

Shane Primm    and Bristol Marunde                        Middleweight Division

Josh Bacallao    and Josh Thorpe                              Lightweight Division

Mike Winters     and Jose Rodriguez                        Welterweight Division

Luigi Fioravanti and Woody Weatherby                     Middlewight Division

The M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals match-ups go down Saturday, September 18th and the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Champions will be crowned.

The “M-1 Selection” is the world’s premiere MMA competition where the next generation of superstars are given the opportunity to showcase their skills on the world stage with fighters being eliminated after only one loss; victory will advance the winning fighters throughout the tournament and earn them a trip to the championship event where they will compete for the coveted “M-1 Selection” title.

The “M-1 Selection” tournament is broken down into global regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Americas with each region hosting three rounds and a final of the ““M-1 Selection” tournament. The winning fighter in each weight class will gain the opportunity to fight on the larger international stage.

The tournament features some of the best up-and-coming fighters from each region as they begin the journey towards a tournament victory. 

How to see the fights:

The Finals of the M-1 Selection tournament will take place live on September 18 at the coveted Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are priced from $35.00-$125.00 and are available to purchase through

Doors open at 7.00 pm, first fight at 7:30 PM/ET.

Free broadcast coverage of the entire 2010 M-1 Selection tournament will be available at a later date to viewers worldwide on and selected affiliate partner sites.

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