M-1 Selection Americas fight card announced for April 3 at Bally’s Atlantic City

AMSTERDAM, Holland (March 24, 2010) – “M-1 Selection” is changing the sport of professional Mixed Martial Arts by giving new and upcoming fighters an opportunity to gain global recognition by competing in M-1 events held all over the world. The opening round of “The M-1 Selection, Americas,” featuring 11 entertaining fights, will be held Saturday, … Read more

Gegard Mousasi leaves M-1 Global

According to Sherdog.com, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (28-2-1) has severed ties with his M-1 Global management team, the same company that manages the career of consensus number one heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. Mousasi stated: “After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global. During … Read more

Fedor Emelianenko Snickers commercial

You know you’ve officially made it big time when you’re doing Snickers commercials in Korea. Now, I know some of you would say Fedor looks as though he’s had a few too many Snickers lately and maybe his metabolism isn’t what it once was. But the fact of the matter is, until someone can knock … Read more

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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Fedor vs. Rogers photo gallery

Photo by: Jack Bratcher / ProMMA.info - Fedor Emelianenko at the Strikeforce post-fight press conference. The most dangerous, yet unassuming fighter who ever lived.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, ProMMA.info’s southeast team traveled to Hoffman Estates, Ill. for the Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers event. Headlining the card was a heavyweight battle between consensus number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko and the undefeated hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers.

Although many felt Rogers would not be a problem for Emelianenko, he proved the doubters wrong, and gave The Last Emperor what was probably his toughest fight to date. You will see photos of both Emelianenko and Roger’s faces after the bout. Emelianenko won with a crushing KO victory but he did take some punishment.

It was a fight for the ages and we felt very fortunate to have witnessed such a historic event, being the first Strikeforce card to air live on CBS network television, and introducing the mainstream public to Fedor. Enjoy the photos.

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Fight Camp 360: Fedor vs. Rogers premieres Nov. 3 on Showtime

Fight Camp 360: Fedor vs. Rogers airs Nov. 3 on Showtime.

NEW YORK (Oct. 22, 2009)-In the wake of the critically acclaimed debut of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic, SHOWTIME Sports turns the spotlight to mixed martial arts with FIGHT CAMP 360°: Fedor vs. Rogers.

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Fedor vs. Rogers will feature unrestricted access to one of the most enigmatic professional athletes of today, Fedor Emelianenko and his next opponent, the undefeated Brett Rogers, as they prepare to headline “STRIKEFORCE/M-1 Global Saturday Night Fights” to be broadcast LIVE on Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Fedor vs. Rogers will premiere on SHOWTIME on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The CBS Television Network will also make the show available to its 203 affiliated stations for broadcast in advance of the fight.

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Paradise Warrior Retreat returns with unprecedented training and speaking seminars on November 7th & 8th in Chicago

MMA Fighters Fedor, Mousasi, Arlovski, Babalu, Werdum and MMA Trainers Tomkins, Miletich, Bormet, Mango part of the PWR All Star Weekend in Chicago.

CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2009)-  Paradise Warrior Retreat (PWR), in cooperation with M-1 Global, announced today its 14th celebrity-filled retreat to be held on November 7th and 8th in Chicago, Illinois.  PWR 14 will take place around the historic Strikeforce/M-1 Global Fedor vs. Rogers show at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

While millions of viewers watch the historic Fedor vs. Rogers show on CBS television and live at the Sears Centre Arena, PWR 14 participants will experience an exciting weekend of meeting and learning from legendary fighters and elite trainers from the sport of MMA.

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King Mo signs with Strikeforce (updated)

Who do you want to see King Mo fight in Strikeforce?
Who do you want to see King Mo fight in Strikeforce?

Sherdog.com is reporting that Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and could fight for the organization as early as December.

PROMMA.INFO has unsuccessfully attempted to contact Lawal and his manager to confirm the news.

According to the report, the deal allows Lawal to continue competing in Japan where the majority of his fights have taken place thus far. Beginning at Sengoku 5 in Sept. 2008, Lawal has four straight wins within the World Victory Road organization.

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