4/29 M-1 Challenge - Fights Announced - Some Changes

Monday 13 April 2009

The M-1 challenge last year was a very good event, but there were lots of last minute changes. I expect that this year too, and there has already been one. Riki Fukuda fought as a late replacement in DREAM earlier this month, and seems to have been taken off the Japanese team now. No replacement is announced yet.

I am not aware of any other changes, but I have a feeling there will be a few.

There has been a superfight and 2 opening fights announced as well, that means that the card will have at least 18 fights!

The super fight added is the experienced Frenchman Karl Amoussou. He will be taking on the Japanese IFL veteran Kazuhiro Hamanaka, who is on a 3 fight winning streak.

The fights announced today are:
84kg: Karl "Psycho" Amoussou 9-2-1 vs. 4-5-1 Kazuhiro Hamanaka

Opening Fights:
65kg: Tomoaki Ueyama 0-3-0 vs. 2-1-0 Yu Hosokawa
Kosuto Umeda 5-7-3 vs. 3-2-0 Muneyuki Sato

Previously Announced:
Japan vs UK
70kg: Luiz Andrada 8-6-3 vs. 6-7-0 Ian "M-16" Butlin
76kg: Hidehiko Hasegawa 16-11-5 vs. 6-2-0 Simon Phillips
84kg: TBA vs. 10-7-0 Matt Thorpe
92kg: Tatsuya Mizuno 5-4-0 vs. 7-6-0 Tom Blackledge
Over 92kg: Yusuke Kawaguchi 8-0-0 vs. 8-4-1 Rob Broughton

USA Team West vs Korea
70kg: David Jansen 9-0-0 vs. 8-1-0 Nam Yuichul
76kg: Fabio Negao 8-4-0 vs. 7-3-0 Myeon Ho Bae
84kg: Giva Santana 11-1-0 vs. 4-7-0 Min Suk Heo
92kg: Raphael Davis 5-1-0 vs 12-6-0 Jae Young Kim
Over 92kg: Shane Del Rosario 5-0-0 vs. 11-6-0 Lee Sang Soo

France vs Spain
70kg: Maktar Gueye 4-3-0 vs. 3-2-0 Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre
76kg: Farouk Lakebir 2-3-0 vs. 8-1-0 Jose Beltran
84kg: Christophe Daffreville 2-3-0 vs. Rayco Zebenzui Romero Silva
92kg: Christian M'Pumbu 11-2-1 vs. 2-0-0 Enoc Solves
Over 92kg: Soufian Elgarne vs. 5-1-0 Rogent Lloret


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