M-1 GLOBAL Challenge XXVII Weigh-in Results

Oct 14, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- All fighters on the M-1 GLOBAL Challenge XXVII event scheduled for tomorrow, October 14, 2011, at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz., have successfully weighed in for their bouts. The weigh-ins took place at the Metro Sportz Bar in Phoenix. The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). M-1 Challenge XXVII: Magalhaes vs. Zayats will feature two title bouts from the new 5,500 seat Arena.

The event is headlined with the five-round, M-1 Global Light Heavyweight (205 Lbs.) title bout which features the champion and ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion Vinny Magalhaes (8-5) will make his first title defense against versatile Russian fighter Mikhail Zayats (14-5).

In co-main event action, the M-1 Global Interim Heavyweight title is on the line between the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Tournament heavyweight winner Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (7-3) and M-1 Global Eastern European Heavyweight Champion Maxim Grishin (11-5).

The full list of official weights and participants is a follows:

Final Card

1) Vinny Magalhaes 204 lbs vs Mikhail Zayats 205 lbs (For the M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Championship)
2) Kenny Garner 255 lbs vs Maxim Grishin 220 lbs (For the M-1 Global Interim Heavyweight title)
3) Arthur Guseinov 185 lbs vs Eddie Arizmendi 186 lbs
4) Tom Gallicchio 170 lbs vs Daniel Madrid 165 lbs
5) Yasubey Enomoto 168 lbs vs Josh Thorpe 166 lbs

Under card:

6) Ryan Crouch 158 lbs vs Fredrik Lumpkin 156 lbs
7) Mike Chavez 168 lbs vs Joe Martinez 170 lbs

Tickets are priced at $20 (students/military), $25, $35, $45, $55 and $115 and can be purchased at www.GCUArena.com, charge by phone at 602-639-8999 or visit the GCU Arena Box Office located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

For information on M-1 Global, go to the official M-1 website, www.M-1Global.com and M-1 Global facebook fan page.

About M-1 Global:
Founded in 1998, M-1 Global (www.M-1Global.com) has established itself in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA) as the premiere entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With offices in St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles and affiliates in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo and Paris, the M-1 brand has staged over 100 events worldwide including the M-1 Selection and M-1 Challenge events and its co-produced Strikeforce events in the United States. Captivating the live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and match-ups, M-1 events boast some of the sport’s top names including Fedor Emelianenko,Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zentsov, Stephan Struve and rising stars Shamil Zavurov, Guram Gugenishvili, Alexander Sarnavskiy and Vinny Magalhaes. 2011 marks a breakthrough year with two Selections tournaments across Eastern & Western Europe, North America and Asia and a full calendar of Challenge events fuelled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global’s Champions amongst the greatest in the sport.

M-1 Global’s greatest asset is renowned heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelianenko. With daily coverage on all MMA-related websites in the world, and articles in Time Magazine, LA times and New York Times, Fedor and M-1 Global make a lifetime match serving as the catalyst to grow MMA in the 21st century.

About HYPE Enterprises:
HYPE Enterprises, LLC (“HYPE”) is a sports and entertainment promotional company based in Phoenix, AZ, founded in 2011 by 5-time US Masters judo champion and former Dutch soccer star Werner Van Hees. HYPE partnered with Gemini Sports President Rob Yowell to co-promote and handle all sponsorships and event marketing. HYPE promotes mixed martial arts events forM-1 Global in the US and Canada.

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