M-1 News: Debut Could Have Emilienanko vs. Barnett, Early 2008

M-1 Mix Fight

M-1 Mix Fight

According to FiveOuncesOfPain sources, M-1 Global could hold its debut event as early as February, the event could include Fedor Emilienanko vs. Josh Barnett.

has learned through multiple sources that M-1 Global is leaning towards holding their first pay-per-view event in the U.S. in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center, the same venue that hosted UFC 78 earlier this month.

Officials from M-1 recently visited the Prudential Center and were impressed with the venue and are looking at booking a possible date in February or March.


  1. Morey

    November 29, 2007 at 4:04 am

    Fedor has to get past Hong Man Choi first…lol

  2. kom34

    November 29, 2007 at 5:12 am

    This would be an awesome fight and finally Fedor will get to fight a top Heavyweight. I hope they have some of these in the states so I can go to them.

  3. Joe

    November 29, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Morey..lol.. So far the key words are "could have" and "leaning towards." I'm not getting my hopes up.

  4. patrickgamil

    January 22, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    barnett dominated couture, and is the name that comes up as having a good chance against cyborg.

    advantage : size ground

    disadvantage striking, sprawl, speed

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