Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. Don Frye signed for M-1 Global's first "major show" on Aug. 28

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ncordless
7/20/09 5:46:17PM
Ready to host its own major shows (rather than co-promoting with other organizations), M-1 Global will kick off a new era of fight promotion on Aug. 28 with a main event of top prospect Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (4-0) vs. MMA trailblazer and legend Don Frye (20-7-1).

Sources close to the negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreements have finally been signed for the previously rumored matchup.

The event, "M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough," takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.

An HDNet official today told MMAjunkie.com the event airs live on the all-high-definition cable station.

The show, which takes place on the eve of UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., is being held in conjunction with IMMAE, an international MMA expo and trade show.

M-1 Global, a Russian-based organization, is perhaps best known for its "M-1 Challenge" event series, which M-1 officials bill as the "World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts." The series uses a country-vs.-country format for team competitions. However, while popular with many overseas locations, the event series has experienced minimal success in the U.S.

However, event organizers want to penetrate the lucrative U.S. market, and they plan to use a non-team event series (similar to the UFC and Strikeforce) for some future shows. M-1 has traditionally teamed with Affliction Entertainment to co-promote events but will go solo on Aug. 28.

Many major names have fought under the M-1 banner – including heavyweight kingpin Fedor Emelianenko – and could be options for future shows.

The first event, though, will feature two newcomers to M-1

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Kpro
7/20/09 5:59:25PM
Poor Frye.

He can't keep up with the spryness of King Mo.
kopower
7/20/09 6:05:22PM
Frye is gonna get crushed.
shevtheman
7/20/09 7:12:30PM
pointless fight
Khaos
7/20/09 11:30:18PM
Frye by KO!


FTW (ECW "Tazz" Version, as opposed to "For the Win")
Jackelope
7/20/09 11:56:21PM
If Don Frye brings the B.A.R. he had in Public Enemies I'll take him by a 1st rd KO
sclasclemski
7/21/09 6:47:48AM
I agree to the pointless fight comment except that it is high enough profile with Don Frye in there that King Mo can start getting noticed more...and I think he will be a monster especially since he won his last fight with a blown knee or something...I like him and hope he makes it to the UFC when he's ready
mach
7/21/09 10:46:29AM
As much as I love Frye it's a bit of a step back for Mo
mrsmiley
7/21/09 3:01:32PM
I love Don Frye,but I don't think this is going to be a smart fight for him to take.
D0wnUnd6e6r
7/21/09 3:04:24PM
No doubt Frye's gonna come out banging n' swinging away, im just no sure that king mo is the guy to do that against. Poor Don
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