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.