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.