‘M-1 Fighter’ event designed as Russian MMA ‘Proving Ground’
Aug 3, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
‘M-1 Fighter’ Event Designed As Russian MMA Proving Ground
Project’s Inaugural Card Set for Saturday, August 6 as a Special Attraction
at the International Festival of Bikers
New York, NY. (August 3, 2011) Uniting bikers from Russian regions and abroad, the International Festival of Ol’gino Bikers is the largest motorcycle event in Russia’s North-West region. With Europe’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion growing increasing popular with two-wheel transportation enthusiasts, M-1 Global launches its Russian MMA ‘proving ground’ scouting project ‘M-1 Fighter’ on Saturday, August 6 as one of the exhibit’s special attractions.
The ‘M-1 Fighter’ project brings together young and promising athletes that have undergone a rigorous submission review and selection process and the bouts will be announced shortly.
“M-1 organizes mixed martial arts tournaments around the world. Our most recognized projects include the international M-1 Challenge events and regional M-1 Selection tournaments. This year we’re launching a new project in Russia called ‘M-1 Fighter’ where we get an opportunity to scout many young athletes eager to break into this great sport,” says Alexander Shuldyakov, M-1 Global’s European matchmaker. “Consider it a ‘proving ground’. We’re very pleased that the first ‘M-1 Fighter’ event will take place as an attraction at the international festival of bikers.”
Fans wishing to watch the action live, the M-1 Fighter Tournament will be streamed live at 6am ET on August 6th in association with Geniroom. You will need to register for a free account which will give you access to all the live action as it takes place. Click for more information.
For additional information, go to the official M-1 website, www.M-1Global.com and M-1 Global facebook fan page.
About M-1 Global:
Founded in 1998, M-1 Global (www.M-1Global.com) has established itself in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA) as the premiere entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With offices in St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles and affiliates in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo and Paris, the M-1 brand has staged over 100 events worldwide including the M-1 Selection and M-1 Challenge events and its co-produced Strikeforce events in the United States. Captivating the live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and match-ups, M-1 events boast some of the sport’s top names including Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zentsov, Stefan Struve and rising stars Shamil Zavurov, Guram Gugenishvili, Alexander Sarnavskiy and Vinny Magalhaes. 2011 marks a breakthrough year with two Selections tournaments across Eastern & Western Europe, North America and Asia and a full calendar of Challenge events fuelled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global’s Champions amongst the greatest in the sport.
M-1 Global’s greatest asset is the number one heavyweight fighter in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. With daily coverage on all MMA-related websites in the world, and articles in Time Magazine, LA times and New York times, Fedor and M-1 Global make a lifetime match serving as the catalyst to grow MMA in the 21st century.