M-1 Global returns May 2 to Orenburg, Russia for M-1 Challenge 57
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Feb. 13, 2015) -- M-1 Global has announced that Orenburg, Russia will be the official site of M-1 Challenge 57, marking the third consecutive year the powerful mixed-martial-arts company will promote a major event there.
Orenburg is a city located on the Ural River, less than 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, very close to the Kazakhstan border. Lucky "7s" is the trend for Orenburg, which hosted M-1 Challenge 37 and M-1 Challenge 47 before capacity crowds, and now M-1 Challenge 57 on May 2.
Three reigning M-1 Challenge champions have fought in Orenburg, lightweight Maxim Divnich (10-0-0) and heavyweight Marcin "Tybur" Tybura (12-0-0) in M-1 Challenge 37; Tybura and featherweight Ivan "Buki" Buchinger (28-4-0) in M-1 Challenge 47.
Two title fights are expected to headline M-1 Challenge 57, which will soon be announced by M-1 Global.
M-1 Challenge 57 will be streamed live in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Fight Network will air M-1 Challenge 57 live on Cablevision's Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Upcoming M-1 Global Events:Feb. 21, 2015, M-1 Challenge 55: Guram Gugenishvili Memorial Show in Tbilisi, Georgia; Apr. 10, 2015, M-1 Challenge 56 in Moscow, Russia.
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