Clean sweep by Russia Legion to capture the 2009 M-1 Challenge Championship Cup

Saint Petersburg, Russia —  A field of sixteen teams began the season in the 2009 “M-1 CHALLENGE ” (www.M-1Global.com) earlier this year. With two teams remaining it was time to crown a champion, on December 3, 2009 at the Ice Palace, Team Russia Legion defeated Team USA East in dominating fashion to capture the 2009 M-1 Challenge Championship Cup.

Both teams entered the finals on the heels of impressive semi-final performances, but it was Russia Legion, who managed to score a perfect evening in their team match up defeating USA East 5-0.

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M-1 Challenge set for Thursday December 3 in Saint Petersburg, Russia

After traveling to over 7 countries on 4 continents, holding 130 fights featuring over 150 fighters, the 2009 season of the “M-1 CHALLENGE” (www.M-1Global.com) comes to conclusion Thursday December 3, 2009 at “The Ice Palace” in Saint Petersburg Russia as Team USA EAST will face off with Team Russia Legion.

Both teams head to the finals following dominating performances in their semi-final match ups and have set the stage for a renewal of a classic sports rivalry that holds the  M-1 Challenge Championship Cup in the balance.

When Russia Legion faces USA East, it will look to keep the M-1 Challenge Championship Cup in Russia. Known as Russia Red Devil at the time and now known as Russia Imperial, Fedor Emelianenko’s team of talented proteges won the first-ever M-1 Challenge last January in Amsterdam when it defeated Holland (now known as Team Benelux) by a 4-1 score.

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UFC fighter spotlight: Razak Al-Hassan – ProMMA.info exclusive interview

Razak Al-Hassan hit the UFC’s light heavyweight division in Dec. 2008 as an undefeated 7-0 fighter. His first fight was against Steve Cantwell at “UFC: Fight for the Troops.” Unfortunately, he nor his arm came out on the winning end in that one.

His next fight was in Oct. 2009 at UFC 104 against Kyle Kingsbury. It was a close fight, but the judges leaned toward Kingsbury with a split decision.

Razak now finds himself in a unique situation. It is not something we like to talk about, but the truth is, if he has one more loss, the UFC could send him packing.

Razak spoke with us at ProMMA.info this week about the possibility of a future outside the UFC, and it not being the end of the world, or a fighter’s career. Razak also talked to us about Tae Kwon Do in Iowa, the Duke Rufus Academy, how it feels to take leg kicks from Pat Barry, and much more. ProMMA.info proudly presents Mr. Razak “Razor” Al-Hassan… Enjoy.

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Former IFL vet Delson Heleno joins WEC vet Chuck Grigsby on USA East M-1 Challenge semifinal playoff roster

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Amsterdam, Holland — As has been the case for much of the season, USA East — winner of Group C in the M-1 Challenge — has once again made wholesale changes to its roster in anticipation of its Sept. 26 semifinal playoff matchup vs. USA West in Russia.

The lone holdover from Reed Wallace’s team is none other than one-time WEC veteran Chuck “The Reverend” Grigsby, who competed for USA East during two of its three regular season meets. After suffering a decision loss on Aug. 16 in Holland vs. Benelux heavyweight Jessie Gibbs, the 6’6” Grigsby will return to his natural weight class of light heavyweight for the Sept. 26 matchup vs. USA West.

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RESULTS & THOUGHTS – – – WEC (WORLD EXTREME CAGEFIGHTING) – FABER vs. PULVER June 1, 2008

WEC (WORLD EXTREME CAGEFIGHTING) – FABER vs. PULVER June 1, 2008 by: Jack Bratcher This event took place in Sacramento, California at the Arco Arena and was shown Live on the Versus Television Station. Rob McCullough vs. Kenny Alexander – Frank Mir commentating, said it perfectly, this fight looked like a sparring match. He said … Read more