ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Jan. 5, 2015) — M-1 Global has announced its 2015 M-1 Challenge schedule of events, kicking-off February 21 with M-1 Challenge 55, dedicated to the memory of M-1 Challenge’s first heavyweight champion, Guram Gugenishvili, at Tbilisi, Georgia.
M-1 Global will promote a total of 12 M-1 Challenge events in 2015, including seven in Russia as well as single events in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and Czech Republic.
Gugenishvili (12-2-0, 1 KO/TKO, 10 SUB) died this past November in a car accident.
The 6′ 5″, 249-pound Gugenishvili was from Tbilisi, Georgia, which was chosen as the site of M-1 Challenge 55 as a tribute to him.
The M-1 Challenge 55 card will soon be announced.
Below find a 2015 M-1 Challenge promotional link about its 2015 season plus a Gugenishvili photo gallery:
Guram Gugenishvili (L) vs. Kenny Garner
Guram Gugenishvili (R) is crowned by M-1 Global promoter
Vadim Finkelchtein as the first M-1 Challenge heavyweight cvhampion
All M-1 Challenge events will be streamed live in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Fight Network will air M-1 Global live events on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, as well as on Roku devices across North America, and globally in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.