All 14 fighters made weight for Friday night's M-1 Challenge 27 show in Phoenix, Arizona. The main event for the Showtime broadcast card will be a light hevayweight title fight between Vinny Magalhaes (204) and Mikhail Zayats (205). M-1 Challenge 27 Magalhaes vs. Zayats weigh-in results Phoenix, AZ Vinny Magalhaes (204) vs. Mikhail Zayats (205) Maxim Grishin (220) vs. Kenny Garner (255) Eddie Arizmendi (185) vs. Arthur Guseinov (186) Tom Gallicchio (170) vs. Daniel Madrid (165) Yasubey Enomoto (168) vs. Joshua Thorpe (166) Ryan Crouch (158) vs. Fredrik Lumpkin (156) Mike Chavez (168) vs. Joe Martinez (170) Results via ULTMMA.com
After being knocked out by Mamed Khalidov in Poland's KSW last month, Brazilian Daniel Acacio (17-8) will return to the ring at the July 4th M-1 Challenge in South Korea. Brazil has assembled a powerhouse team for this show, and they'll need it in order to defeat the Koreans on their home turf. Lightweight: Hacran Dias (11-0-1) Welterweight: Eduardo Pamplona (11-2) Middleweight: Daniel Acacio (17-8) Light Heavyweight: Alexander "Bebezão" Machado (1-0) Heavyweight: Edson "Conterrâneo" Franca (8-2)
banner from DEEP's site for the Aoki/Fedor grappling exhibition
Undefeated Nova Uniao lightweight Hacran Dias (10-0-1) has been added to Brazil's team for the May 9th M-1 Challenge show in Sao Paolo, replacing an injured Flavio Alvaro. Meanwhile, shifting from heavyweight to light heavyweight is Alexandre "Bebezão" Machado, a sparring partner of Anderson Silva, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Andre Galvao. "Big Baby" steps in for Jair Goncalves, who left the team following the first M-1 Challenge show of 2009 citing "personal problems."