This October one of the best MMA promotions in the world M-1 Global celebrates its 20 years anniversary! Established two decades ago and till nowadays managed by Vadim Finkelchtein, M-1 Global held more than 240 events all over the world from China and Japan in the East to Brazil and the United States in the West. Millions of fans in different regions could see more than 2500 fights first in the cage, than in the ring and finally in the Rage.
The best fighters on the Planet have fought or still fighting in M-1 Global: Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Shlemenko, Khabib “the Eagle” Nurmagomedov, Alexander Emelianenko, Alexander “Drago” Volkov, Sergei Kharitonov, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Semenov, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Josh Barnett, Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski, Yushin Okami, Oleksiy Oliynyk, Marcin Tybura, Daniel “Drake” Weichel, Mairbek Taisumov, Brandon Halsey and many other stars of mixed martial arts!
Movie stars, celebrities, famous sportsmen, politicians and even the Presidents of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald J. Trump were among the guests of M-1 Global events. In addition to MMA events M-1 Global developed a number of side projects including a reality show M-1 Fighter, its own TV channel and very soon one of the biggest projects of the promotion, its own sports complex M-1 Arena will be open.
M-1 Global events are being broadcasted in more than 100 countries and the stadiums are full at most of events. The company holds records of the biggest number of fans at indoor MMA event – 22 000 fans watched M-1 Global Fedor vs. Monson in the Olympic Stadium, Moscow and the same record for outdoor MMA events – 23255 fans at M-1 Challenge Battle in the Mountains.
M-1 Global has some real Global plans for the next decade and we hope all of them will be realized!