Former TUF season 8 runner-up and current M-1 Global Light Heavyweight champion Vinny Magalhaes was dismissed from the UFC before he could prove that he had great potential. The multiple World Jiu Jitsu Champion and ADCC gold medalist has gone 7-1 since his departure from the UFC and acquired the M-1 Global light heavyweight title in his 4 fight run with the Russian organization. Unfortunately the honeymoon with M-1 Global has ended and Magalhaes has been attempting to wait out his employers, so he can get out of his contract, and continue his career under a new banner.
The final M-1 Global event of 2011 in the US is in the books and the fans inside The Hanger at the O.C. fair and event center, along with those watching on Showtime saw an exciting night of fights. The main event of the night was a welterweight championship rematch between Shamil Zavurov and Yasubey Enomoto.
With the UFC and Bellator putting on great cards this weekend, the once proclaimed great heavyweight in the world fought to relatively little fanfare. Headlining the M-1 Global early this morning, Fedor Emelianenko made his first appearance since losing three in a row which resulted in his Strikeforce release.
In front of a ruckus crowd at Star Centre Arena in Astrakhan City, Russia Magomed Malikov stunned fans with a first round knockout of Alexander Emelianenko just 23 seconds into the fight. Malikov will now compete in Saturday’s (Nov. 19th) heavyweight grand prix bout at M-1 Challenge XXIX.
M-1 completed their first venture to Arizona in what seemed to be a USA vs. Russia all out battle for the spotlight. The main card started with three fights that lasted less than three minutes combined and had...
In a state loaded with some of the highest MMA PPV buys per capita, M-1 Global and Showtime have recently announced their new event will be headlined in Phoenix Arizona. Three title holders for the organization will be fighting and it promises to be another exciting night of fights against the ropes. Five fights have made the main card with a mixture of heavyweight stars from around the world, a T.U.F. runner-up, and 170 and 185 pound prospects that have been creating waves nationwide.
It’s no doubt that Fedor Emelianenko at 31-4 was one of the best heavyweight fighters ever to grace combat sports. Now that he has turned out three depressing loses in a row, many fans have turned their backs on him and demanded him to hang them up. While many fans might disagree, the fight has not left "The Last Emperor" and he will continue to fight.
A first degree black belt in BJJ, Magalhães lost his second UFC bout against fellow TUF 8 contestant Eliot Marshall and was subsequently released from the promotion