M-1 Selection 2010 – American Finals: Tournament Bouts Announced

M-1 Global have released the following release about matches scheduled for M-1 Selection 2010’s American Finals Tournament.

M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals: Tournament Bouts Announced

New York City, New York (August 11, 2010) – Coming off Saturday’s spectacular Semi Final event, M-1 Global’s highly anticipated M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals tournament bouts are announced; the live event takes place Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“M-1 Global has provided the proving ground for these young fighters and they have seized this opportunity,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations of the mixed martial arts powerhouse, M-1Global. “The semi-finals proved that the caliber of competition is remarkable. The Selections tournament has laid a successful foundation around the world and the American Finals will be a great event.”

The Final round bouts feature rising American stars who are one victory away from being crowned the M-1 Selection champion in their respective weight classes.

Tournament Finalists and matchups include:

Jose Figueroa and George Sheppard                    Lightweight Division

Tom Gallicchio and Len Bentley                              Welterweight Division

Tyson Jeffries   and Mike Geurin                              Middleweight Division

Byron Byrd        and Daniel Vizcaya                         Light Heavyweight Division

Kenny Garner   and Pat Bennett                               Heavyweight Division

  • Additional bouts to be announced

The M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals match-ups go down Saturday, September 18th and the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Champions will be crowned.

The “M-1 Selection” is the world’s premiere MMA competition where the next generation of superstars are given the opportunity to showcase their skills on the world stage with fighters being eliminated after only one loss; victory will advance the winning fighters throughout the tournament and earn them a trip to the championship event where they will compete for the coveted “M-1 Selection” title.

The “M-1 Selection” tournament is broken down into global regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Americas with each region hosting three rounds and a final of the ““M-1 Selection” tournament. The winning fighter in each weight class will gain the opportunity to fight on the larger international stage.

The tournament features some of the best up-and-coming fighters from each region as they begin the journey towards a tournament victory. 

How to see the fights:

The Finals of the M-1 Selection tournament will take place live on September 18 at the coveted Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are priced from $35.00-$125.00 and are available to purchase through www.TicketMaster.com.

Doors open at 7.00 pm, first fight at 7:30 PM/ET.

Free broadcast coverage of the entire 2010 M-1 Selection tournament will be available at a later date to viewers worldwide on  www.M-1global.com and selected affiliate partner sites.

Go to www.M-1Global.com for additional information.

About M-1 Global:

Founded in 1998 by Vadim Finkelchtein and Sergey Matvienko, M-1 Global 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 stages  its M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge, M-1 Breakthrough events worldwide 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 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.

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