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Vinny Magalhaes is Ready to fight, but waiting things out


There has been much talk surrounding former UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes having won five consecutive fights and a possible return to the Octagon. Magalhaes last fought for M-1 Global where he won the promotions light heavyweight championship and made one title defense over six months ago.

Don’t forget M-1 Challenge XXX Friday on Showtime

m1 challenge xxx

The final event for M-1 Global in the U.S. takes place this Friday from inside The Hanger at the O.C. Fair and Events Center, Costa Mesa, California. M-1 Challenge XXX: Zavurov vs. Enomoto II will air live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT and features a rematch between welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov and Yasubey Enomoto.

Maxim Grishin steps in for Injured Guram Gugenishvili at M-1 Challenge 27


Reigning M-1 Global heavyweight champion and prospect, Guram Gugenishvili has suffered a training injury to his elbow and arm, forcing him to withdraw from his title defense at M-1 Challenge 27 on October 14th. Maxim Grishin (11-5) has stepped up to face Kenny Garner (7-3) in the night’s main event which has been made an Interim Title bout.

Picture of the Day: Fedor vs. Monson Poster

Fedor v Munson

The return home for Fedor Emelianenko is set for November 20th as “the last emperor” will take on Jeff Monson inside the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russian. After nearly 10 years without a defeat, Emelianenko (31-4, 1NC) has lost his last three fights before being shown the door by Strikeforce.

Second Tier MMA by Committee?

Zuffa has done its best Pacman impersonation, gobbling up Pride, WFA, IFL, WEC and now Strikeforce, leaving no clear second organization.  I know Mark Pavelich would have you believe MFC is number 2 but the truth is it’s a committee effort to supply the needed fighters to move onto the biggest stages, as well as a home for those on their way down the ladder.

M1 Global: Showtime Debut Features Excellent Fights

M1 Global made their Showtime debut Friday night to an excited crowd in Norfolk, VA and it was an impressive night of action, with two outstanding title fight clashes.  If this is the level of competition we can expect from M1 Global, expect the promotion to find a warm welcome stateside.

If you didn’t catch M1 Global’s Showtime debut Friday night, you missed out on a solid night of fights.  Vinny Magalhaes was on the card, and looked terrific.  You’ll remember Vinny from his successful stint on The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 losing in the final to Ryan Bader.