M-1 Global: Breakthrough live play-by-play & results

PROMMA.INFO will be bringing you live play-by-play results and commentary for tonight’s “HDNet PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL: BREAKTHROUGH.” Headlining tonight’s card is our buddy King Mo Lawal taking on “The Smashing Machine” Mark Kerr. Kerr will have the weight advantage weighing in at 263 lbs., while Mo weighed in at 219 lbs. Live from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Mo., this is M-1 Global’s first major card in the U.S.

Also on the card tonight will be a special sparring exhibition match between Gegard Mousasi and Fedor Emelianenko.

Quick Results:

  • Muhammed Lawal (5-0) def. Mark Kerr (15-11, 1 NC) by TKO (Punches) at 0:25 of Round 1
  • Karl Amoussou (11-2-1) def. John Doyle (8-9, 1 NC) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:15 of Round 1
  • Lucio Linhares (13-4) def. Mikhail Zayats (9-4) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:00 of Round 1
  • Jessie Gibbs (9-2) def. Rob Broughton (10-5-1) by Unanimous Decision
  • Michael Kita (6-3) def. Lloyd “Kadillac” Marshbanks (18-9) by Submission (Strikes) at 1:50 of Round 1
  • Daisuke Nakamura (20-10) def. Ferrid “The Hurricane” Kheder (13-5) by Unanimous Decision

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“Psycho” Amoussou ready to make his name in the U.S. on Aug. 28 at “HDNet Fights Presents M-1 Global Breakthrough”

Karl "Psycho" Amoussou will fight John Doyle on Aug. 28
Amsterdam, Holland — Voted by Sherdog.com as the number one European MMA prospect, Frenchmen Karl “Psycho” Amoussou is no secret to die-hard MMA fans.

For the past year and a half, Amoussou has been a staple of M-1’s M-1 Challenge telecasts on HDNet each and every Friday night. But for the first time ever on Friday, Aug. 28, Amoussou will look to take his career to new heights when he competes on live television in the U.S. for the first time ever.

“I’ve already fought in Kansas City during last year’s M-1 Challenge against Korea but I’m very proud to fight again in the us,” Amoussou said during an exclusive interview with M-1Global.com. “The U.S. is a great country. I’m back and I announce that I’ll come back a lot of times because there are lots of fighters who fight in American organizations that I have to knock out.”

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Nick Thompson’s misfortune creates opportunity for John Doyle at “HDNet Fights presents M-1 Global Breakthrough”

Photo: M-1Global.com - John Doyle will replace Nick Thompson to fight Karl Amoussu on Aug. 28.
Photo: M-1Global.com - John Doyle will replace Nick Thompson to fight Karl Amoussou at "M-1 Global Breakthrough" on Aug. 28.

Amsterdam, Holland — Another significant change has been made to next Friday’s “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH” telecast (live at 10 p.m. ET), with “The Iron Bull” John Doyle stepping in to fight Karl Amoussou on Aug. 28 in Kansas City at the historic Memorial Hall (tickets available at Ticketmaster.com and all local Ticketmaster outlets) following an injury to Nick Thompson.

“Nick was sparring very hard on Monday and sustained a cut,” said M-1 Global (www.M-1Global.com) Vice President of Live Events Joe Kelly. “Nick alerted us immediately, and like a true fighter he had the cut glued instead of immediately getting stitches. He did everything in his power not to pull out of this fight and kept us informed all day. However, in the end, his doctor wouldn’t clear him to fight. It’s unfortunate but fighter safety always comes first.”

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M-1 Global to offer Saturday and Sunday’s M-1 Challenge events via Internet PPV

Amsterdam, Holland – With one of the largest weekends of fighting in the history of MMA on tap, M-1Global.com announced Thursday that it will be making all 31 fights in this weekend’s two-day M- 1 Challenge event at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland available on Internet PPV.

Orders for the event are now being accepted via M-1Global.com (use the SMS payment widget on the right side of the page) with pricing packages for one or two days (price varies upon region; broadcast not available in the U.S. or South Korea).

With a total of 10 teams currently in Holland awaiting to do battle, a total of 30 fights featuring teams from Holland/Benelux, the United States, France, Russia, Japan, Germany, England, Spain, and others are on hand to compete in challenge events that will start 7 p.m. local time on Saturday and 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.

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UFC, WEC, and EliteXC veterans Clark, Doyle, and Brenneman added to USA East roster for Aug. 15-16 M-1 Challenge

With welterweight Steve Carl still sidelined by leg surgery and lightweight Renato Migliaccio now on the shelf due to shoulder surgery, USA East has been forced to make multiple roster changes in anticipation of its Sunday, Aug. 16 M-1 Challenge matchup vs. Team Benelux.

The best-of-five series, scheduled to emanate from Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland and will be televised live via Internet PPV on www.M-1Global.com (not available in the U.S. or Korea), is set to serve as the feature attraction of a two-day “mega-taping” of the M-1 Challenge scheduled from Aug. 15-16. All told, the weekend will feature 10 teams from the M-1 Challenge for a total of 30 fights.

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