|Industry||Mixed martial arts promotion|
|Headquarters||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Parent||M-1 Global Holding|
M-1 Global (Mixfight-1) or MMA-1 (Mixed martial arts-1) 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 and part-owner Fedor Emelianenko.
M-1, in 2009, signed a contract to co-promote with Explosion Entertainment.
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.
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.
Current M-1 Global champions
|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 ?|
- Вадим Финкельштейн о ребрендинге М-1 в ММА-1 (in Russian). Mixfight.ru. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "M-1 Global Press Conference". M-1Global.com. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- Morgan, John. "M-1 Global's Jerry Millen: Fedor Emelianenko is not dodging Brock Lesnar". MMAjunkie.
- "King Mo vs. Mark Kerr and exhibition match between Fedor and Mousasi set for "M-1 Breakthrough"". Five Ounces of Pain.
- "M-1 and Fedor officially join forces with Strikeforce". M-1Global.com. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- "M-1 Selection 2011 – Asia: Opening Round 1 Announced". M-1Global.com. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- Official website (English)