Clean sweep by Team England at M-1 Challenge

Hilversum, Amsterdam — After being passed over in the inaugural M-1 Challenge last year, Team England made up for lost time by clinching the Group A title following its 5-0 team victory over Spain. With the victory, Team England will continue on into the M-1 Challenge post-season.

England entered the night tied for the lead in Group A with Team France but left little to chance by sweeping Spain. By the time France took to the stage vs. Japan, it still had a chance to supplant England if they were able to pull off a sweep of their own vs. Japan. However, tie-breakers did not come into play as France’s 3-2 loss allowed England to take the Group A title with a 2-1 team record with France being eliminated and finishing the year with a 1-2 record.

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Team England set to make M-1 Challenge debut on April 29 in Tokyo, Japan

On Wednesday, April 29 at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, Team England will make its debut during the 2009 “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction.”

Leading Team England will be Andy Lillis, the Director of Warrior Promotions. He had this to say, “I think (the M-1 Challenge is a) great concept and I think the British fighters and fans will embrace it with open arms. England has a history of getting behind our national teams and I know the guys are looking forward to fighting in Japan, as they have always wanted to fight out there.”

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