New York City, New York (September 15, 2010) – The M-1 Selection tournament finals take place Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the evening’s fights feature tournament returnees and newcomers to the M-1 ring. All Selections championship bouts line up winners for title contention for the M-1 Challenge belts as the undercard aligns fighters within the rankings.
“The American Selections tournament has decisively uncovered fighters with the potential to be M-1 Champions,” says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1Global. “Look for some to return for M-1 Challenge XXII on December 11 back in Atlantic City when we crown the Welterweight and Light Heavyweight champions.”
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
Josh Bacallao and Josh Thorpe Lightweight Division
Mike Winters and Jose Rodriguez Welterweight Division
Luigi Fioravanti and Woody Weatherby Middlewight Division
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.