Undercard fights announced for M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals

Shane Primm and Bristol Marunde Open the Undercard of the M-1 Selection 2010 – Americas Finals

New York City, New York (August 26, 2010) – With high expectations in the M-1 Selection tournament finals taking place Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, M-1 Global is raising the bar with equally impressive undercard bouts featuring tournament returnees and newcomers to the M-1 ring; Shane Primm and Bristol Marunde will battle for position on the M-1 Global middleweight contender ladder.

“We’re anticipating the Finals bouts to showcase electrifying action as these fighters are all aiming for the title of being the Selections Champion,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations of the mixed martial arts powerhouse, M-1Global. “The caliber of competition is remarkable and the undercard fighters will be vying for positioning on the contenders ladder.  The Americas 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 undercard 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

Shane Primm   and Bristol Marunde                                    Middleweight 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.

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