UFC vet Vinny Magalhaes brings the ground game, hotshot newcomer Damien Knight brings the aggression

Las Vegas, Nevada (USA): On January 29th, Las Vegas promotion MMA Xplosion will present its next exciting event as their International Team Challenge will commence. Squads from Kazakhstan and Mexico will face off, as will competitors from both the United States and Brazil. The main event matchup will feature two very different fighters in both … Read more

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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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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