Team Brazil shuts out Team Imperial at “M-1 Challenge: Brazil – Fourth Edition” – full results

Team Brazil celebrates their shut out of Russia
Team Brazil celebrates their shut out of Russia

In the season opener of the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” back in February in Tacoma, Washington, Team Brazil lost to Team USA West 3-2. This past weekend, Saturday May 9th, Team Brazil was back in action, fighting on their home turf against the 2008 defending M-1 Challenge Cup Champions Team Imperial in Sao Paulo, Brazil and PRO MMA (promma.info) has the results.

Team Brazil was able to even up their overall record to 1-1 while Team Imperial fell to 0-2. Also on the card was Team Bulgaria who improved their record to 1-1 with a defeat of Team Benelux who fell to 0-2. Team Germany lost to Russia Legion dropping their record to 1-1 while Russia Legion is undefeated at 2-0.

IFL Super Fight veteran Eduardo Pamplona (11-2) of Team Brazil defeated Bodog Fight veteran Erik Oganov (9-10) of Team Imperial in a majority decision that earned “Fight of the Night” honors. The next event of the 2009 season will be “M-1 Challenge: Fifth Edition” and is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 5 in Kansas City, MO with Team USA East returning to action against Finland.

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“M-1 Challenge: Brazil – Fourth Edition” set for May 9th

The “Fourth Edition” of the 2009 M-1 Challenge takes place this Saturday, May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Esporte Clube Síri. There will be 30 fighters competing in 15 fights during three head-to-head match-ups featuring six teams. It will be Bulgaria vs. Benelux, Russia Legion vs. Germany, and Brazil vs. Team Imperial.

Teams Germany and Russia Legion tied at 1-0, will be battling to move ahead, while Teams Brazil, Imperial, Bulgaria, and Benelux will all be looking for their first team victory.

For those interested in seeing the current 2009 M-1 Challenge standings and the records for each team you can check that out HERE. Here are the match-ups for “Fourth Edition:”

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“M-1 Challenge: Japan – 3rd Edition” summary and results

On Wednesday April 29th, Team England made its debut in the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. PRO MMA (promma.info) has been notified of the results.

Team England was pitted against Team Japan and thanks to Simon Phillips, Matt Thorpe, Tom Blackledge, and Rob Broughton, England walked away with a 4-1 victory.  Team England leader, Ian Butlin, was the lone Brit to receive a loss as Japan’s Luiz Andrada sent him home with an arm-bar to remember him by at 3:20 of round  1. 

Team USA West shutout South Korea 5-0 with fighters David Jansen (improved  to 10-0), Fabio Negao, Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (improved to 12-1), Raphael Davis, and Shane Del Rosario (improved to 6-0) all taking home the victory.

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Shinya Aoki – photos

The number one ranked WAMMA Lightweight Champion of the world Shinya Aoki took on the WAMMA Heavyweight Champion of the world Fedor Emelianenko in a “special super exhibition” match held Wednesday night, April 29th in Tokyo during the “M-1 Challenge: Japan” tournament where Team England was making their debut.

There were approximately 1,000 spectators on hand at Differ Ariake to witness the exhibition match which was said to resemble a training session one might see inside a fight gym. Aoki traded in his usual attire of colorful spats for shorts and a gi and Fedor sported a gi with long pants.

Reports are saying some of the highlights occurred when Fedor threw Aoki with several Sambo moves, Aoki attempted a flying arm-bar, and Fedor finally submitted the lightweight champion with an Achilles lock at the three-minute mark of the five-minute bout. The video of the session will air free of charge on a video-on-demand basis starting on Monday, May 4 at www.M-1Global.com and www.Mixfight.ru.

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