INTERNATIONAL FIGHT FANS TO GET THEIR CHANCE TO WATCH FEDOR AND MOUSASI LIVE ON INTERNET PPV

Aug 20, 2009
(PRESS RELEASE) -- With final preparations being made for "HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH" on Friday, August, 28, M-1 Global announced Thursday that the International feed of the event will be available on Internet pay-per-view via M-1Global.com and Mixfight.ru.

"HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH" will be headlined by the United States debut of former NCAA All-American "King" Mo Lawal as he takes on former PRIDE and UFC star Mark "The Smashing Machine" Kerr.

Into addition to Lawal vs. Kerr, fans outside of the U.S. and Korea will be able to watch a special sparring exhibition between M-1' fighters "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko and newly-crowned Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi.

The high-quality stream will be priced at approximately $9.95 (price will vary depending on country due to conversion rates) and will begin at 22:00 PM EST.

With a card featuring some of the world's best up and coming talent, M-1's decision to offer its PPV stream will allow Finnish and Russian fans to watch the highly-anticipated rematch between Lucio Linhares and Mikhail Zayats. Additionally, French fight fans will now be able to witness Karl "The Psycho" Amoussou's first-ever nationally televised fight in the U.S.

Other International fighters to be featured on the card include Daisuke Nakamura of Japan (vs. Ferrid Kheder), Rob Broughton of England (vs. Jessie Gibbs), and Michael Kita of Poland (vs. Lloyd "Kadillac" Marshbanks).

Orders are now being accepted at M-1Global.com through a SMS payment widget on the right hand side of the page.

For those looking to attend the event live at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, tickets are currently on sale at Ticketmaster.com and all local Ticketmaster outlets.

In addition to Lawal vs. Kerr, "HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH" will also feature a special sparring exhibition between "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko and newly-crowned Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. Additionally, number one Sherdog.com European MMA prospect Karl "Psycho" Amoussou will fight on live TV in the U.S. for the first time when he takes on the resurgent John "The Iron Bull" Doyle.

HDNET's telecast will begin on Friday, Aug. 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET with the local undercard at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and all local Ticketmaster outlets.

ABOUT M-1 GLOBAL AND THE "M-1 CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY AFFLICTION:"

M-1 Global has been one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organizations in the world for over a decade. International MMA stars who have fought under the M-1 banner have included Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Karl Amoussou, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Daisuke Nakamura, Keith Jardine, Alistair Overeem, Yushin Okami, Ben Rothwell, Mike Pyle, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zenstov, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, and Chalid Arrab, to name a few.

Billed as the "World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts," the M-1 Challenge is a full season of MMA events sponsored by partner Affliction that showcases some of the best up and coming MMA fighters in the world. Broadcast to over 80 countries around the world, including HDNet in the United States, the M-1 Challenge pits teams of five fighters representing their respective countries against each other for international bragging rights and the title of M-1 Challenge Champions.

The "M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction" affords MMA prospects all over the world an opportunity to test their skills, gain valuable experience at the international level, and become future stars in the sport of MMA. Fighters who succeed on the M-1 Challenge's international breeding ground will earn the opportunity to participate in major MMA events presented by M-1 Global and their promotional partners such as Affliction Entertainment.
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