M-1 Challenge veterans Lucio Linhares and Mikhail Zayats to meet at “Affliction: Trilogy”

June 17, 2009

From MMAjunkie.com:

Affliction continues to round out the card for its August effort, “Trilogy,” as a middleweight bout between M-1 Challenge veterans Lucio Linhares (12-4) and Mikhail Zayats (8-3) has been officially added to the evening’s preliminary activities.

The bout will serve as a rematch to the pair’s June 2008 meeting – a hotly contested decision ultimately awarded to Zayats.

“Affliction: Trilogy,” headlined by a WAMMA heavyweight title contest between Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett, takes place Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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Team USA West to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial at M-1 Challenge South Korea

June 17, 2009

From HDNetFights.com:

A talent rich Team USA West has been confirmed to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial in the newest series of the “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction“.

The event is scheduled for the fourth of July at the Seoul Arena in Seoul, Korea.

Notable fighters competing on Team USA West include Team Quest lightweight standout Dave Jansen who has compiled an unblemished record of 11-0, middleweight Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana who has finished eleven of his twelve wins by armbar and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Shane Del Rosario.

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Team USA West vs. Team Russia at M-1 Challenge on July 4th in Korea

June 17, 2009

From FightTicker.com:

While friends and family will be back at home in the U.S. celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday at BBQs and fireworks displays, Team USA West will find itself amerced in a best-of-five series with Team Russia Imperial in Seoul, South Korea.

And when the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” (www.M-1Global.com) resumes with its “Sixth Edition” inside the Seoul Arena, Group B leading USA West (2-0 in team challenges and 8-2 overall individually) will find itself going head-to-head with an Imperial team that will not feature a single member from its 2008 M-1 Challenge Championship team.

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Free Video-on-Demand: M-1 ‘Selection’

June 17, 2009

From Sherdog.com:

Sherdog.com is pleased to offer free video-on-demand of last weekend’s M-1 “Selection,” which streamed live on the world’s biggest MMA site.

Courtesy of M-1, watch for free as new prospects swing and submit their way into public recognition.

Do not miss the knockout in the Telman SherifovRizvan Ganiyalov bout. It’s as clean as any KO you’ll see anywhere in the sport.

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TEAM USA WEST VS RUSSIA IMPERIAL ON 4TH OF JULY

June 16, 2009

From MMAWeekly.com:

While friends and family will be back at home in the U.S. celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday at BBQs and fireworks displays, Team USA West will find itself amerced in a best-of-five series with Team Russia Imperial in Seoul, South Korea.

And when the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” (www.M-1Global.com) resumes with its “Sixth Edition” inside the Seoul Arena, Group B leading USA West (2-0 in team challenges and 8-2 overall individually) will find itself going head-to-head with an Imperial team that will not feature a single member from its 2008 M-1 Challenge Championship team.

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Jesse Gibbs vs. Rob Broughton added to Affliction III

June 16, 2009

From HDNetFights.com:

A heavyweight showdown between Jesse Gibbs and Rob Broughton has been added to the undercard of the third Affliction event, “Trilogy”.

M-1global.com was able to recently confirm the news of the bout through M-1 officials.

Affliction III: Trilogy is set to take place in Anaheim, California on August 1 and will air live on pay-per-view. The undercard will be shown on HDNet.

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Team USA West to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial at M-1 Challenge South Korea

June 16, 2009

From FiveOuncesOfPain.com:

A talent rich Team USA West has been confirmed to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial in the newest series of the “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction“.

The event is scheduled for the fourth of July at the Seoul Arena in Seoul, Korea.

Notable fighters competing on Team USA West include Team Quest lightweight standout Dave Jansen who has compiled an unblemished record of 11-0, middleweight Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana who has finished eleven of his twelve wins by armbar and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Shane Del Rosario.

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Team USA West to Face Russia Imperial at July 4 M-1 Challenge

June 16, 2009

From The Fight Network:

While friends and family will be back at home in the U.S. celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday at BBQs and fireworks displays, Team USA West will find itself amerced in a best-of-five series with Team Russia Imperial in Seoul, South Korea.

And when the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” (www.M-1Global.com) resumes with its “Sixth Edition” inside the Seoul Arena, Group B leading USA West (2-0 in team challenges and 8-2 overall individually) will find itself going head-to-head with an Imperial team that will not feature a single member from its 2008 M-1 Challenge Championship team.

After beginning its ’09 campaign with two team losses, Fedor Emelianenko’s Imperial team has made wholesale changes as it looks to unearth its next generation of superstars looking to follow in the footsteps of Emelianenko, Roman Zentsov, and Kirill Sidelnikov.

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M-1 Challenge heavyweights added to Affliction 3

June 16, 2009

From MMAFighting.com:

M-1 Challenge heavyweights Jessie Gibbs of Team Benelux and Rob Broughton of Team England will face each other on the undercard of Affliction “Trilogy” on August 1, M-1 Global announced today.

Affliction “Trilogy,” headlined by a WAMMA heavyweight title bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett, will emanate from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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Affliction “Trilogy” Quick Fix: Jesse Gibbs vs Rob Broughton Added to Undercard

June 16, 2009

From URDirt.com:

According to M-1 Global’s official website a Heavyweight bout has been added to the Affliction “Trilogy” event on August 1 as Jesse Gibbs (7-2) takes on Rob Broughton (10-4-1). Gibbs and Broughton are both veterans from the Affliction/M-1 Challenge cards as Gibbs has had notable bouts in his career against the likes Alexei Oleinik and Aleksander Emelianenko. Meanwhile Broughton has a notable win over James Thompson and a notable loss to Ricco Rodriguez.

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