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New fight announced for M-1 Challenge



Friday, October 14, 2011

From The Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona

NEW YORK (September 23, 2011) – M-1 GLOBAL announces the addition of feared Russian striker Arthur Guseinov (7-2) versus Eddie ‘Crazy Face’ Arizmendi (15-4) at the mixed martial arts (MMA) event titled M-1 Challenge: Guram vs. Garner 2. The bouts from the new 5,500 seat Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona will air LIVE on SHOWTIME on Friday, October 14 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast).

The October 14th event is headlined with the five-round, heavyweight (265 Lbs.) championship bout between undefeated and reigning M-1 Global champion Guram Gugenishvili (11-0) and the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Tournament heavyweight winner Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (7-3).

In co-main event action, Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs.) Champion and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist Vinny Magalhaes (8-5) will make his first title defense against versatile Russian fighter Mikhail Zayats (14-5).

“This is a bout between two extremely talented fighters who know what it takes to finish fights; neither like to see the judges decide their fates,” said Evgeni Kogan, M-1 Global’s Director of operations. “This marks our third event with SHOWTIME and its shaping up to be our strongest card of the year.”

Arthur Guseinov’s last outing was a brief venture inside the ring at the M-1 Challenge: Bennett vs. Garner this past July; the high-powered striker knocked out Tyson ‘The Anti-Hero’ Jeffries with a spectacular spinning back-fist that was seen throughout North America thanks to making ESPN’s Plays of the Week.

Eddie Arizmendi also fought on that same card; the middleweight sensation overpowered the US Army’s ‘G.I.’ Jason Norwood through nearly two rounds of fighting, landing a devastating right-hand to secure a knockout victory late in the second frame.

Tickets are priced at $35, $40, $50, $75 and $150and can be purchased at, charge by phone at 602-639-8999 or visit the GCU Arena Box Office located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

For information on M-1 Global, go to the official M-1 website, and M-1 Global facebook fan page.

Mauro Ranallo will call the action from ringside with Pat Miletich serving as analyst. The telecast will be produced by Chuck McKean and directed by Craig Farrell. The executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports is David Dinkins, Jr.

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