Who is M-1 Global

Since 1998, M-1 Global ( has been laying out the blueprint for producing action-packed mixed martial arts (MMA) events from around the world including Korea, Europe, Asia and North America. The best athletes in the sport take control of their destinies, aiming to finish as opposed to relying on the judges’ scorecards; the explosive combination of grit, determination and desire is the catalyst which makes M-1 Global’s cards fast-paced bouts between versatile athletes the most exciting events in the world’s fastest growing spectator sport. These warriors forge their battle-tested paths to greatness in hopes of one day being crowned ‘Champion’.

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 including the M-1 Challenge and M-1 Selection events and its co-promoted Strikeforce cards 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 and Stephan Struve.

Europe’s leading MMA promotion also boasts a deep and talented roster composed of tomorrow’s superstars: fierce Combat Sambo specialist and reigning Welterweight champion, Shamil Zavurov, Heavyweight champion and undefeated, #1-ranked world prospect, Guram Gugenishvili, lightning-fast, undefeated lightweight striker Alexander ‘The Tiger’ Sarnavskiy, 205-pound Champion, World-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ace, Vinny Magalhaes and monstrous Lightweight Champion Jose ‘The People’s Champ’ Figueroa; our matchmakers constantly scour the planet, levering worldwide connections with the top training camps in the world, looking to sign the best in upcoming talent.

2011 marks a breakthrough year for M-1 Global with a full calendar MMORPG News of Challenge events in Europe and the United States, fuelled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global’s Champions amongst the greatest in the sport.