M-1Global.com presents free live fights on Tuesday, July 21

Amsterdam, Holland – During last June’s M-1 Challenge, M-1 Global officials held an MMA event in one of the most unique venues ever to host an MMA event with multiple episodes taped on the deck of “The Flying Dutchman.”

And next week M-1 will re-visit last year’s groundbreaking event at “The Dutchman,” a converted Yacht now serving as a high-end restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia owned by M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein. That’s because the ship has been chosen to serve as the next venue for the M-1 Selection fight series.

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Team Russia Red Devil defeats Team Holland at M-1 Challenge 2008 Finals

AMSTELVEEN, the Netherlands, which is located several minutes north of Amsterdam, was the host of the M-1 CHALLENGE 2008 FINALS on January 11, 2009. Team Russia Red Devil clashed with Team Holland for the main trophy of the inaugural M-1 Challenge season. Team Red Devil walked away the victors winning four of the five bouts. Here are the results:

Team Red Devil vs. Team Holland Finals results:
(HW) Alexey Oleinik def. Jessie Gibbs by sub. (choke) in rd 2
(LHW) Mikhail Zayats def. David Haagsman by sub. (armbar) in rd 1
(MW) Jason Jones def. Dmitry Samoilov by unanimous decision
(WW) Erik Oganov def. Romano de los Reyes by unanimous decision
(LW) Mikhail Malyutin def. Bogdan Christea by split decision
Superfights results:
(LHW) Toni Valtonen def. Chang Seob Lee by TKO (strikes) in rd 3
(MW) Radmir Gabdulin def. Hoon Kim by sub. (triangle choke) in rd 2
(HW) Sang Soo Lee def. Ricardo Wondel by TKO (hand injury)
(HW) Enoc Solves Torres def. Seung Bae Whi by unanimous decision

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Free live stream: M-1 ‘Final Challenge’ on Jan.11

On January 11th, Team Holland takes on Team Russia Red Devil at M-1 ‘Final Callenge’ in Amstelveen, the Netherlands at the Special Sports Centrum Arena. MMA fans get a special treat as the event will be streamed live on the M-1 Global website: www.m1mixfight.com beginning at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST (21:00 Moscow Time) this Sunday.

The event, which features the two teams in a battle for the championship title of the inaugural M-1 Challenge season, also features four ‘super bouts’. Here is the line up for the nine-bout fight card:

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Satoshi Ishii meets with Dana White in Vegas

We told you a couple of weeks ago that 2008 Olympic judo gold medallist, Satoshi Ishii had made it very clear he only wanted to fight for the UFC and Dana White having got word of this, invited Ishii to UFC 92 this weekend.

MMAFighting.com is reporting that Ishii arrived in Las Vegas and met with UFC president Dana White at the MGM Grand on Friday. Ishii expressed a desire to train in the U.S. and asked White for recommendations. White suggested AKA in San Jose or Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to the Japanese judoka.

Ishii mentioned that he had considered training with Fedor and Team Red Devil in Russia. White assured Ishii that the best training for MMA was not to be found in Russia, but in the United States. In fact, White invited Ishii to stay in Las Vegas and train at Xtreme Couture for one month. White told him he would learn about real MMA fighters through training with the best and then he would evaluate Ishii based upon feedback from the Xtreme Couture trainers.

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