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M-1 Challenge In Association With Affliction Hits U.S. Soil on Wednesday October 29th

M-1 Challenge In Association With Affliction Hits U.S. Soil on Wednesday October 29th

Super Bout Featuring Affliction Fighter Mike Whitehead Highlights 12 Live MMA Bouts in Kansas City

(North Kansas City, Missouri October 27, 2008). Local Promoter Titan Entertainment, in association with M-1 Global and Affliction will present the first ever M-1 Challenge show in the United States on Wednesday, October 27th at Harrah’s Casino in Kansas City, Missouri.

After successful events in Holland, Russia, Spain, Korea, and England, M-1 Global and Affliction will bring “the World Cup of MMA” to the Heartland as four countries square off in the 8th installment of the 2008 M-1 Challenge MMA fight series. Participating countries will include some of the best up and coming MMA fighters from Japan, Spain, Korea, and France. In addition, two big Super Bouts featuring local MMA sensation Bobby Voelker and Affliction veteran Mike Whitehead will cap off the night of a dozen live MMA fights.

Harrah’s Casino VooDoo Lounge will be the launching pad for the historic U.S. debut of the M-1 Affliction Challenge on Wednesday, October 29th. Doors Open at 6pm with the first fight starting 8p.m.. For tickets, go to,, or

MMA fans in the United States can catch all the future stars of MMA every Friday at 8pm ET on HDNet during its weekly M-1 Affliction Challenge broadcasts. Follow your team to find out which Country will have MMA bragging rights for 2008. For more information, log on to

M-1 Global and M-1 Challenge

M-1 Global ( has been one of the leading Mixed Martials Arts (MMA) organizations in the world for over a decade. International MMA stars who have fought under the M-1 banner have included Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Keith Jardine, Alistair Overeem, Yushin Okami, Ben Rothwell, Mike Pyle, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zenstov, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Omar Suloev, and Chalid Arrab, to name a few.

Billed as the “World Cup Of Mixed Martial Arts,” the M-1 Challenge is a full season of MMA events showcasing some of the best up and coming MMA fighters in the world. Broadcast to over 80 countries around the world, including HDNet in the United States, the M-1 Challenge pits teams of five fighters representing their respective countries against each other for international bragging rights and the title of M-1 Challenge Champions. The M-1 Challenge presents MMA prospects all over the world an opportunity to test their skills, gain valuable experience at the international level, and become future stars in the sport of MMA. Fighters who succeed on the M-1 Challenge’s international breeding ground will earn the opportunity to participate in major MMA events presented by M-1 Global and their promotional partners such as Affliction Entertainment.


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HDNet and HDNet Fights

Founded by Mark Cuban, HDNet Fights ( promotes, produces and airs over twenty-four live MMA events annually for broadcast on HDNet. HDNet Fights is unique as a unifying force in the MMA industry partnering with leading promoters, including Affliction, DREAM, Strikeforce (TM), M1, SportFight, MFC, Adrenaline, Ring of Combat and others to offer the quality match-ups and productions that MMA fans demand.

HDNet ( is the home for HDNet Fights and is the leader in offering live MMA broadcasts and the leading news and information show for MMA fans, “Inside MMA”. Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager and COO Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit