Team USA Edges Out Korea in M-1 Challenge


Jordan Radev. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Team USA earned a narrow 3-2 win over Team Korea behind the performances of Jake Ellenberger and Jeremiah Constant at the latest edition of the M-1 Challenge in Korea.

Ellenberger scored a second-round TKO of Doo Won Seo via doctor’s stoppage due to cuts while Constant submitting Ji Hoon Kim in the first round of their featured bout. David Gardner‘s quick knockout of Jang Yong Kim handed the Americans the hard-fought victory.

Behind a strong showing by UFC veteran Jordan Radev, the World Star Team soundly defeated Team Japan 4-1. Radev, who was released from the UFC following a loss to Dean Lister last December, picked up his third straight win, winning a decision over Yuya Shirai.

Other notable bouts saw Bruno Carvalho decision DREAM veteran Tatsuya Mizuno and Roman Zentsov fall to Sang Soo Lee by way of first-round submission in one of the show’s superfights.

Complete results from the event:

Team USA (3) vs. Team Korea (2)

David Gardner def. Jang Yong Kim - KO
Jake Ellenberger def. Doo Won Seo - TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Hyun Gyu Lim def. Brandon Magana - Submission
Mu Jin Na def. Bryan Harper - TKO
Jeremiah Constant def. Ji Hoon Kim - Submission

World Star Team (4) vs. Team Japan (1)

Daisuke Nakamura def. Wim Deputter - Decision
Norman Paraisy def. Hidehiko Hasegawa - Decision
Jordan Radev def. Yuya Shirai - Decision
Bruno Carvalho def. Tatsuya Mizuno - Decision
Stefan Struve def. Yuji Sakuragi - Submission (Triangle

Superfights

Won Sik Park def. Furdjel de Windt - Decision
Min Suk Heo def. Radmir Gabdullin - Decision
Sang Soo Lee def. Roman Zentsov - Submission

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