On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Eric Nicholl of M-1 Global
about their next show, M-1 Challenge XXVI: Bennett vs. Garner.
This show takes place this Friday, July 8, at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. The five main fights on this card will be telecast live on Showtime. Outside North America, this card will be available on Internet pay-per-view for under €
3/ $5 USD on AllBoxing.tv
The main event features a rematch between the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Tournament heavyweight finalists, Pat Bennett (4-2) and Kenny "Deuce" Garner (6-3). In their first fight last September, the colorful Garner won by a first-round TKO over Bennett, who was a Div. III All-American wrestler at SUNY Brockport.
The co-main event pits 2010 M-1 Selection Americas middleweight tournament winner Tyson "The Anti-Hero" Jeffries (7-5) of Team Quest against Russian striker Arthur Guseinov (7-2) in a middleweight bout. The streamed card also features a lightweight fight between German submission specialist Daniel Weichel (26-7) and former NCAA Division I collegiate wrestler Beau "Blackjack" Baker (8-4); a fight between European lightweight Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov (14-3) and Josh "Iron Heart" Bacallao (6-3); and a middleweight fight between U.S. Army Captain "G.I. " Jason Norwood (11-2) and Eddie "Crazy Face" Arizmendi (14-4) to kick off the telecast.
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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter
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. Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com
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