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Team USA West to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial at M-1 Challenge South Korea

A talent rich Team USA West has been confirmed to face off with Fedor Emelianenko’s Team Russia Imperial in the newest series of the “M-1 Challenge presented by Affliction“.

The event is scheduled for the fourth of July at the Seoul Arena in Seoul, Korea.

Notable fighters competing on Team USA West include Team Quest lightweight standout Dave Jansen who has compiled an unblemished record of 11-0, middleweight Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana who has finished eleven of his twelve wins by armbar and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Shane Del Rosario.

Along with the team battle between Team USA West and Team Russia Imperial, South Korea will be meeting Brazil and Finland will square off with Bulgaria in team competition.

A current list of the scheduled bouts for the event are listed below:

USA West vs. Russia Imperial –

Lightweight (-70 kg/154 lbs.) – Dave Jansen (USA) vs. Amirkhan Mazikhov (RUS)
Welterweight (-76 kg/167.2 lbs.) – Fabio Nasicmento (USA) vs. Marat Ilaev (RUS)
Middleweight (-84 kg/184.8 lbs.) – Giva Santana (USA) vs. Radmir Gabdulin (RUS)
Light Heavyweight (-93 kg/204.6 lbs.) – Tony Lopez (USA) vs. Viktor Nemkov (RUS)
Heavyweight (+93 kg/+ 204.6 lbs.) – Shane Del Rosario (USA) vs. Maksim Grishin (RUS)

South Korea vs. Brazil –

Lightweight (-70 kg/154 lbs.) – Nam Yui Chul (KOR) vs. Hacran Dias (BRA)
Welterweight (-76 kg/167.2 lbs.) – Do Hyung Kim (KOR) vs. Eduardo Pamplona (BRA)
Middleweight (-84 kg/184.8 lbs.) – Jae Young Kim (KOR) vs. Daniel Acacio (BRA)
Light Heavyweight (-93 kg/204.6 lbs.) – Doo Hee Lee (KOR) vs. Alexander Machado (BRA)
Heavyweight (+93 kg/+ 204.6 lbs.) – Hae Joon Yang (KOR) vs. Joaquim Ferreira (BRA)


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