USA West shuts out Russia Imperial 5-0 at M-1 Challenge South Korea

USA WEST CLINCHES M-1 CHALLENGE POST-SEASON BERTH WITH 5-0 ROUT OF RUSSIA IMPERIAL

Seoul, South Korea – USA West became the first team from the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” (www.M-1Global.com) season to clinch a semifinal final playoff berth on Saturday night. The post-season berth was locked down after taking first place in Group B by defeating the defending 2008 M-1 Challenge Champions, Team Russia Imperial.

While family and friends celebrate the Fourth of July at home in America, USA West held a celebration of its own in Seoul after recording its second 5-0 shutout of the season by sweeping Imperial. The statement victory allowed the Americans to finish the regular season with an unblemished 3-0 challenge record and a remarkable 13-2 record in individual fights.

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“M-1 Challenge: South Korea” in-depth preview and weigh-in results

USA WEST LOOKING TO CLINCH SEMIFINAL BERTH DURING SATURDAY’S M-1 CHALLENGE EVENT IN SOUTH KOREA.

Seoul, South Korea – At the start of the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season, USA West’s playoff fortunes were hardly a lock due to being placed in a loaded Group B that includes South Korea, Brazil, and the defending ’08 M-1 Challenge Champions, Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Imperial.

But thanks to a deep roster, USA West is currently 2-0 and just one win away from clinching a semifinal berth. With a win in Saturday’s best-of-five series vs. Imperial, USA West can claim its first-ever Group title.

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Team USA West set to face next generation Russia Imperial during M-1 Challenge South Korea on July 4

While friends and family will be back at home in the U.S. celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday at BBQs and fireworks displays, Team USA West will find itself immersed in a best-of-five series with Team Russia Imperial in Seoul, South Korea.

And when the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” (www.M-1Global.com) resumes with its “Sixth Edition” inside the Seoul Arena, Group B leading USA West (2-0 in team challenges and 8-2 overall individually) will find itself going head-to-head with an Imperial team that will not feature a single member from its 2008 M-1 Challenge Championship team.

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