M-1 Challenge 7th Edition
27th September 2008
Harvey Hadden, Nottingham, NG8 4PB
Doors Open 5.30pm
The prestigious M-1 Challenge event is to finally hit British shores next Saturday, as Warrior Promotions (owners of Cage Warriors Fighting Championship) in conjunction with M-1 Global put on a 14 bout international card as a pre-cursor to introducing the first ever British Team into the M-1 Challenge Tournament next year.
Four of the leading Challenge Teams will battle it out on September 27th in pursuit of national pride and personal glory. The four teams competing in Nottingham hoping to qualify for the finals in Japan on New Year's Eve will be; Team Red Devils
vs. Team USA
& the Russian Legion vs. Team World in ten M-1 Challenge bouts.
Each bout will be fought over 2 x 5 minute rounds, in the M-1 Ring. Each team will field up to 5 fighters across; Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Lightheavyweight & Heavyweight classes. The ultimately successful team will receive a $50,000 win bonus at the end of the season.
Plus there will be an additional 3 "Superfights" which includes the eagerly awaited Heavyweight rematch between local favourite and former Pro boxing star Wayne Buck
, as he attempts to seek redemption against the Italian Muay Thai fighter Matteo "The Brutal" Minonzio
Whilst the rinsing UK standout "Judo" Jim Wallhead
takes on the BJJ Black Belt Igor Araújo
in a Welterweight Superfight. And in the Middleweight division, two Cage Warriors regulars square off as Cliff Hall
faces the Muay Thai fighter Christian Smith
in an exciting local derby.
As well as this exciting and innovative event; Warrior Promotions are also proud to announce a seminar featuring the former Pride FC star and current Red Devil Team Member & Coach, Aleksander Emelianenko. This international star is the younger brother of the formidable WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, and sports an impressive MMA record of 11-3 having fought some of the best names in the MMA world. He will be conducting a seminar with his team and will be looking to pass on some of the skills which have seen his team rise to the top of the MMA tree.
That's not all as UK MMA Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman, the young upcoming MMA star & current Cage Warriors Champion, Gegard Mousasi and the UFC Welterweight Protégé Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy will also be attending this Seminar and the M-1 Challenge show later on in the day. This Seminar will take place between 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm on the day of the event. Go to http://www.cagewarriors.com/event.26.htm
for more information on how you can be a part of this fantastic opportunity.