M-1 Global presents the first event of the 2010 Season: the M-1 Selection knockout competition. Lose once and you’re out.
Entire season will be broadcast live and free worldwide on Sherdog.com
Amsterdam, Holland – With a bold new format that promises to uncover some of the world’s best up and coming mixed martial artists, M-1 Global is just 5 days away from holding the first Selection event of 2010 season.
Western Europe Round 1 will take place on February 5, 2010 at Studio 31 in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
The M-1 Selection European first round will kick off a global tournament unrivaled in size and scope. The tournament will feature 160 of the most promising fighters from all around the world competing in 5 weight classes. Selection is a knockout competition. You lose once fight, you’re out. Win three fights and then the final, in your weight class, and you’re through to the M-1 Challenge.
The M-1 Selection tournament will be broken down into 4 global regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. Each of the four regions will hosts its own M-1 Selection tournament. The winning fighter
in each weight class will join the team to represent his region in the 2010 M-1 Challenge.
The M-1 Selection Western Europe event on February 5 will showcase elimination fights in the lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight categories. Winners will move forward to the Western Europe second knockout round.
A Western Europe light heavyweight and heavyweight round is also scheduled for spring and will take place to determine the semi-finalists for the region.
Free broadcast coverage of the entire 2010 M-1 Selection tournament will be available live to viewers worldwide on Sherdog.com
Future dates and locations for the M-1 Selection tournament events will be released in the upcoming weeks on M-1Global.com.
The complete Line-up for Friday January 5th:
1. Jawaad Hussein (Holland) vs
Kuku Victor (Holland)
2. Julien Boussuge (France) vs
Ivica Truscek (Croatia)
3. Daniel Sharifi vs
Borys Mankowski (Poland)
4. Mairbek Taisumov (Tsjechie) vs Ohad Bergtop (Holland)
5.Patrick Asscher (Holland) vs
Fatih Dogan (Turkey)
6. Ville Rasanen (Finland) vs
Joao Neves (Portugal)
7. Abner Loveras (Spain) vs
Sunnat Ilyasov (England)
8. Yaya Lalanne (France) vs
Semih Arslan (Belgium)
9. Jaouad Ikan (Holland) vs
Miljan Jaksic (Serbia)
10. Cindy Dandois (Belgium) vs
Maria Hougaard (Denmark)
11. Geronimo de Groot (Holland) vs Jermaine Voetman (Holland)
12. Danijel Dzebic (Serbia) vs
Lopez Owonyebe (France)
13. Rafal Moks(Poland) vs
Serghei Popa (Itatly)
14. Clarence Noordzee (Holland)
Ahmed Bayrak (Turkey)