M-1: Fedor vs Mousasi Exihibition, King Mo vs. Mark Kerr To Headline

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M-1 needs some star power for its ill fated M-1 “Breakthrough” event on August 28, so the promotion has decided to put on an if exhibition match instead. Fedor Emelianenko will take on Gegard Mousasi in a exhibition sparing fight.

The whole event was recently moved from LA to the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, just three weeks before the show.

Headlining the event will be King Mo vs Mark Kerr, Mo was to take on Don Frye, but Frye refused the fight after the change of venue was announced.

Here’s a bit from the M-1 press release,

“We were blown away by just how popular Fedor’s exhibition vs. Aoki in Japan was …. Fedor and Gegard have sparred many times together and the sessions have always been intense. Now fight fans watching on television and those attending live in Kansas City will get a rare glimpse at two of the best fighters in the world sparring each other.”

M-1 exec Joost Raimond on the change of venue, “The change in venues is unfortunate, however, the change was necessitated due to circumstances beyond our control,” said M-1 Global Chief Operating Officer Joost Raimond. “We had a partner in Los Angeles that backed out of certain commitments. However, instead of letting fighters and fans down by cancelling the event, we worked diligently to find a new location in Kansas City. At no point in time did we entertain the idea of canceling our first ‘Breakthrough’ event.”

M-1 Global’s Jerry Millen, Lesnar Deserving Of A Fight With Fedor?

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M-1 Global exec Jerry Millen responds to the allegation that Fedor Emelianenko is dodging UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar,

“Is the best competition in the UFC? …. I don’t know. Any given day, anyone can be the best competition. Do I think Brock Lesnar is the best competition for Fedor right now? I don’t know. Is he? He’s only had five MMA fights.”

“There might be another guy out there that deserves to fight Fedor — maybe a guy that’s been fighting 10 years that has 20 fights, 30 fights under his belt. Maybe he deserves a shot. Why does Brock Lesnar deserve that shot just because he’s champion of the UFC?”

“I can’t speak for Fedor, but I can tell you what I think. I think Fedor’s already proven his legacy. I was at all of his fights in PRIDE, and I no-doubt saw the best fighter in the world perform.” [MMAJunkie]

Millen and the crew over at M-1 have been drinking to much Kool-Aid, if they don’t think Lesnar vs Fedor isn’t the best fight out their for Fedor.

MFC 21 Results, Lashley Wins By Quick Submission

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MAIN CARD

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • William Richey defeats Ryan Fortin via Split Decision.
  • Jason Heit defeats Jeremy Combrink via TKO (Strikes) in R1
  • Dwayne Lewis defeats Jay Whitford via TKO (Strikes) in R1
  • George Belanger defeats Nolan Clarke via TKO (Strikes) in R1

Watch the 29 sec Bobby Lashley vs. Mike Cook fight video here.