M-1 Challenge, headed up by the team that manages Fedor Emelianenko, is set to debut on HDNet this Friday at 8pm EST.
The concept involves teams from 8 different countries fighting for national pride and the chance to be crowned M-1 Challenge Champion. The world tournament will feature fighters in five weight classes including lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight.
The first episode features France against Emelianenko’s team from Russia, The Red Devil’s.
Announcers Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith of “Fight Quest” will head up the broadcasts.