New York City, New York (July 21, 2010) – Seeking out Europe’s next mixed martial arts superstars, M-1 Global’s highly anticipated M-1 Selection 2010 – Eastern and Western Europe Finals take place live from Moscow, Russia on Thursday July 22; live streaming of the event is available on the M-1 Global website starting at 11:30AM EST / 8:30am PST.


“The M-1 Selection European Finals have been a testament to our quest to find the sport’s newest superstar fighters, says Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations of M-1Global. “Making this event more memorable is our ability to stream the event live to our North American fan base overseas and to those in Europe who were unable to attend.”


The Finals bouts feature European fighters looking capture the title of M-1 Selection Champion

Tournament fights include:

  • Samil` Tingadziev                 and Andrei Embolaev                    Light Heavyweight
  • Mairbek Taisumov                and Victor Kuku                              Lightweight
  • Berrie Bunthof                       and Abner Lloveras                        Welterweight
  • Rafal Moks                            and Ahmed Bayrak                         Middleweight
  • Thomasz Narkun                   and Davit Tkeshelashvili                Light Heavyweight
  • Alexander Romashenko      and Guram Gugenishvili                 Heavyweight
  • Arsen Ybaidulaev                  and Artem Damkovskii                  Lightweight
  • Shamil` Zavyrov                     and Magomedrasul Khasbulaev   Welterweight
  • Magomed Sultanakhmedov and Alexei Beliaev                         Middleweight
  • Maxim Grishin                        and Alexander Volkov                   Heavyweight
  • Vitalii Minakov                        and Vitalii Yalovenko                    Heavyweight
  • Marvin Aboeli                         and Magomed Shikhshabekov    Welterweight (Super Fight)


To watch the fights live, go to or The M-1 Selection 2010 – Europe Finals will start at 7:30pm Moscow time (11:30am EST / 8:30am PST).


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.


Go to for additional information.



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