M-1 Global

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M-1 Global / MMA-1
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 1997
Founder Vadim Finkelchtein
Headquarters St. Petersburg, Russia
Key people
Fedor Emelianenko
Parent M-1 Global Holding[1]
Website http://www.m1global.tv

M-1 Global (Mixfight-1) or MMA-1 (Mixed martial arts-1)[2] is a mixed martial arts promotion based in St. Petersburg, Russia which organizes between 100 and 200 competitions per year. The public faces of M-1 Global are President, Vadim Finkelstein[3] and part-owner Fedor Emelianenko.[4]

It hosted its first major show (rather than co-promoting with other organizations) entitled M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough on August 28, 2009 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City.[5]

M-1, in 2009, signed a contract to co-promote with Explosion Entertainment.[6]

M-1 Challenge[edit]

Main article: M-1 Challenge

M-1 Challenge is a competition organized with a series of events held in many places around the world. The events are broadcast in over 100 countries, mainly Russia, Europe and the FSU countries.[3]

M-1 Selection[edit]

Main article: M-1 Selection

The M-1 Selection is a MMA competition where the next generation of fighters 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 a “M-1 Selection” title.[7]

Current M-1 Global champions[edit]

Men's division Upper weight limit Champion Nationality Since Title Defenses Next Fight
Heavyweight no limit Alexander Volkov  Russia February 19, 2016 (M1G64) 1
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) Rashid Yusupov  Russia May 27, 2016 (M1G66) 0
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Ramazan Emeev  Russia April 10, 2015 1 Alexander Shlemenko ?
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Alexey Kunchenko  Russia April 9, 2016 (M1G65) 0
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) Alexander Butenko  Ukraine June 4, 2016 (M1G67) 0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Ivan Buchinger  Slovakia October 17, 2014 1 Magomed Idrisov at ?

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://m1global.tv/contacts/
  2. ^ Вадим Финкельштейн о ребрендинге М-1 в ММА-1 (in Russian). Mixfight.ru. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b "M-1 Global Press Conference". M-1Global.com. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  4. ^ Morgan, John. "M-1 Global's Jerry Millen: Fedor Emelianenko is not dodging Brock Lesnar". MMAjunkie. 
  5. ^ "King Mo vs. Mark Kerr and exhibition match between Fedor and Mousasi set for "M-1 Breakthrough"". Five Ounces of Pain. 
  6. ^ "M-1 and Fedor officially join forces with Strikeforce". M-1Global.com. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  7. ^ "M-1 Selection 2011 – Asia: Opening Round 1 Announced". M-1Global.com. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 

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