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M-1 Global Announces M-1 Challenge – Couture To Participate

The following is provided courtesy of M-1 Mixfight:

M-1 Global is launching a new project – M-1 Challenge that will show the best teams all over the world battle it out against each each other. The events will take place in different countries. Each team will consist of 5 MMA-fighters competing in the following weight categories: 70, 76, 84, 93, +93

The teams (and their respective trainers) from the following countries will be represented:

Russia – Fedor Emelianenko

USA – Randy Couture

Finland – Petteri Maunu

Spain – Alexandro Iglesias

Germany – Human Niklasmak

Poland – Maciej Kawulski

Skandinavia – Marco Leistens

France – Bertrand Amoussou

Holland will be represented by 2 teams under Remco Pardoel and Bob Schrijber.

March,2: The inaugural M-1 Challenge show is scheduled to take place in Holland (Topsportcentrum in Almere) where 4 teams will be placed in brackets with one fighter in each weight class competing against an athlete from another country.

Muay Thai

Anuwat Kaewsamrit vs TBA

Saenchai Sor Kingstar vs Rachid Bellaini

Samranchai 96Penang vs Menno Dijkstra

Andy Souwer vs Yodsaenklai Fairtex

Germaine de Randamie vs Maria Verheijen

Ali Gunyar vs Farid Villaume


M-1 Team Challenge Russia vs France
Red Devil (Russia) – Team Amossou (France)

-70kg Mikhail Malutin – Casimir Bendy

-76kg Erik Oganov – Khacha Mohamed (to be confirmed)

-84kg Dmitri Samoilov – Amassou Karl

-93kg Mikhail Zayats – Daffreville Christophe

+93 Kirill Sidelnikov – Assenin Akim

M-1 Team Challenge Holland vs Germany

+93kg: Jessie Gibbs vs Thorsten Kronz

-93kg: Gegard Mousasi vs Jacoub Ünül

-83kg: Jason Jones vs Daniel Weichel

-73kg: Romano de los Reyes vs Franco de Leonardis

-65kg: Jordy Peute vs Robert Scott Westermann

MMA Single Bouts

Brian Lo-A-Njoe vs Sergey Bytchkov

Dave Dalgliesh vs Kamil Uygun

Oktay Karatas vs Furdjel de Windt