AMSTERDAM, Holland (March 19, 2010) - After traveling to three continents and holding 50 fights, the 2010 season of the "M-1 Selection" invades the United States with the opening round of "The M1 Selection Americas" on Saturday, April 3 at Bally's Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The opening round kicks-off the American edition of a global mixed-martial tournament unrivaled in size and scope, featuring 160 of the most promising fighters from all around the world competing in five weight classes.
The "M-1 Selection" is a knockout competition. Fighters are eliminated after only one loss and two victories earn fighters a trip to the championship to earn a shot at a coveted "M-1 Selection" title.
The "M-1 Selection" tournament is broken down into four global regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. Each of the four regions will host three rounds
and a final of the ""M-1 Selection" tournament. The winning fighter in each weight class will join the team to represent his region in the 2010 M-1 Challenge.
The "M-1 Selection Americas" event will showcase elimination fights in the lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight categories. Winners advance to the Americas second knockout round.
The tournament will feature some of the best up-and-coming fighters from each region as they begin the journey towards a tournament victory. The complete fight card will be released at the start of next week.
An Americas light heavyweight and heavyweight round is also scheduled for this spring and will take place to determine the semi-finalists for the region.
Free broadcast coverage of the entire 2010 M-1 Selection tournament will be available live to viewers worldwide on www.Sherdog.com. Tickets, priced at $55.00-$95.00, are available to purchase through www.TicketMaster.com. Doors open at 6.30 pm, first fight at 7:00 PM/ET.
Go to www.M-1Global.com for additional information.