M-1 Challenge 55 kicks-off new season Feb. 21 in Georgia
Event dedicated to memory of Guram Gugenishvili
Watch the M-1 Global – New Season 2015 Events Video via the Global Combat Network
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:
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