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The M-1 Challenge Hits Nottingham On Saturday Night

22/09/2008

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This Saturday will see four of the leading M-1 Challenge Teams will battle it out in pursuit of national pride and personal glory, as the teams competing in Nottingham look to qualify for the finals in Japan on New Year’s Eve. These teams include: Team Red Devils as they square off against Team USA in a five bout series. Whilst Team Russian Legion take on Team World in another five bout series.

Each bout will be fought over 2 x 5 minute rounds, in the M-1 Ring, with each team fielding five fighters across the Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light-Heavyweight & Heavyweight divisions. The ultimately successful team will receive a $50,000 win bonus at the end of the season.

So with points to play for this Saturday, fans should expect 10 tense battles between some top up-and-coming International fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko’s protege Kirill Sidelnikov, BodogFight veterans; Erik Oganov and Jeremiah Constant, KOTC Veterans; Brandon Magana and Bryan Harper and the rising young European Lightweight Wim Deputter.

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 Araujo 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.

Aleksander 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. He will also joined by UK MMA Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman, the young upcoming MMA star & current Cage Warriors Champion, Gegard Mousasi and other fighters during this seminar.

Keep checking www.cagewarriors.com for more information

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