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UK the latest host nation for M-1 Challenge


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The M-1 Challenge is to hit British shores on September 27th for the 7th edition of its current 2008 season.

Warrior Promotions will be hosting this International event in Nottingham as the pre-cursor to introducing the first ever British Team entry into this prestigious world wide competition in 2009. The UK will host further events next year whilst this September will witness four of the most acclaimed teams in the tournament battling it out in pursuit of national pride and personal glory.

The four teams competing in Nottingham will be; Red Devil vs USA & Russia Legion vs Europe. All four teams will be taking part in a total of 10 international super-bouts. Plus there will be up to 5 UK bouts including eliminators for the 2009 UK team, details will be announced shortly.

Unlike traditional British MMA, M-1 is fought in a Boxing Ring, not a Cage and there are 2 rounds lasting 5 minutes each instead of 3 x 3 minute bouts. Challenge Teams comprise a 5 man team of; Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light-Heavyweight & Heavyweight. Teams earn points for entry and are; WIN 3pts, DRAW 2pts, LOSS 1pt. The final winners will take home a $50,000 bonus. Current leaders are Finland & Holland

UK Team eliminators will also be held at the event to decide upon final places in the 2009 British Warriors Team. Plus a highly anticipated Cage Warriors re-match between Heavyweights; Wayne Buck & Matteo Minonzio

Attending the event throughout will be Aleksander Emelianenko, who will be holding interviews and a seminar on the 27th with UK MMA Legend, Ian “The Machine” Freeman. Plus Current Cage Warriors Champions, Dan Hardy & Gegard Mousasi.

The entire weekend will be a who’s who of International MMA movers and shakers and will feature the announcement of the first pick British Warriors Team for 2009. The event itself will be broadcast globally and in the UK

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