Gewik Mousasi, older brother of Gegard Mousasi, set to compete in M-1 Challenge on Aug. 15

Amsterdam, Holland – For the past three years, Gewik Mousasi, older brother of former DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, has focused on becoming one of Holland’s best MMA trainers. Most recently, Mousasi has served as a coach for Team Benelux in the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction.”

However, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland (just outside of Amsterdam), Gewik will take on the unique role of player-coach as he returns to active competition as the heavyweight representative for Benelux when it faces Group C rival USA East. For those unable to attend live, Mousasi’s fight will be televised live during M-1Global.com’s live two-day Internet PPV stream (not available in the U.S. or Korea).

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Affliction’s M1 Global Challenge season opener – results & summary

Photo by Jeff Howard - Dave Jansen wins at M-1 season opener Feb. 21

PRO MMA (promma.info) was live at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on February 21st for the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener. There were a total of 30 fighters, 15 fights, and six teams which included Team Benelux vs. Team Finland, Team South Korea vs. Team Imperial Russia, and Team USA West vs. Team Brazil. It was a great start for the new season and the following is a summary of the night’s events.

The first matchups were Team Finland vs Team Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemborg). The first bout, the lightweights, started off like gangbusters. Both guys were throwing and landing blows from their feet in an almost carefree manner, it was a great fight to start off the night and the already intoxicated crowd loved it! The decision could have went either way after two rounds, but the Benelux fighter, Danny Van Bergen got the nod from the judges with a unanimous decision.

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