Friday, March 5, 2010

Liveblog: M-1 Fight Tryouts

MMA Journalist is here at Ultimate Karate is Spanish Harlem for the M-1 fighter tryouts. Yes, international promotion M-1 is coming to town - Bally's Casino in Atlantic City to be exact - for two installments in April, and they're looking for young and hungry future stars in all weight classes. Putting the contestants through their paces is sambo master Oleg Savitsky, and scrutinizing the action is M-1 exec Apy Echteld. Present in the cage are underground star James Funaro, Wing Chun killer Shawn Obasi, Iron Ring veteran Daniel Akiyemi and the experienced Kenneth Rivera, plus reps from Anderson's Martial Arts, Ultimate Karate and Fighthouse. Also, this is just one stop of many for Savitsky and Echteld, as they've held similiar tryouts at Renzo's and other schools throughout the city.

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