M-1 Global Returns to the US

Source: M-1 Global Press Release

Global announced today that they are returning to the United States, presenting Road to M-1: USA 2 on Thursday night, April 4, at Quechan Casino Resort, located on the California-Arizona border.

Road to M-1: USA 2 will stream live on UFC FIGHT PASS® in the inaugural event of a new agreement between M-1 Global USA and FIGHT PASS.

Many of the top American MMA prospects will step into The Rage for the first time to demonstrate their fighting skills and courage. A possible M-1 Global contract will be on the line in these fights, much like at Road to M-1: USA 1, last August in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brandon Bell and Yoislandy Izquierdo turned in impressive performances at Road to M-1: USA 1 and they were both rewarded with M-1 Global promotional contracts.

“On April 4th we are going to have not only the second Road to M-1 USA show,” M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein said, “but also the third M-1 Global show in California. Eight years ago, in 2011, we held two M-1 Challenge events in California and one in Arizona. We are excited to come back to this region with another show, which will be held on the border between these two states at Quechan Casino Resort.

“All the fights we saw at the first Road to M-1: USA were very interesting, and we look forward to watching the best American prospects in The Rage.”

The main event and other fights on the Road to M-1: USA 2 card will soon be announced.

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Founded in 1997, M-1 Global has established itself in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premier entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With its office in St Petersburg, Russia, the M-1 brand has staged more than 200 events worldwide, including M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge, M-1 Global and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global on the U.S. network, Showtime. Captivating live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and match-ups, M-1 Global events have featured some of the sport’s top names, including legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Keith Jardine, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Sergei Kharitonov, Aleksander Emelianenko, Roman Zentsov, Yushin Okami, Mike Pyle, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, Chalid Arrab and Stephan Struve. 2018 was another sensational year of world-class competition, featuring a full calendar of Challenge events, fueled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global Champions among the greatest fighters in the sport.


UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to exclusive, live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features, in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass.

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