Solid main card set for this Saturday’s M-1 Challenge 69 in Ingushetia, Russia
Solid main card set for this Saturday's M-1 Challenge 69 in Ingushetia, Russia
For Immediate Release
Solid main card set for this Saturday's
M-1 Challenge 69: Battle in the Mountains 5
Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner
July 16 in Ingushetia, Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 11, 2016) - M-1 Global has put together a solid main card for this Saturday night's M-1 Challenge 69: Battle in the Mountains 5, headlined by heavyweights Denis Smoldarev (11-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), a two-time M-1 Challenge heavyweight title challenger, and former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny "Deuce" Garner (16-9-0, M-1: 9-7-0), at Targin in Ingushetia, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 69 will be streamed live from Ingushetia in high definition onwww.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 Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
One other previously announced M-1 Challenge 69 fight is Croatian featherweightAntun "Killer" Racic (18-7-0, M-1: 3-4-0) versus undefeated Russian prospect Movsar Evloev (5-0-0, M-1: 5-0-0).
Rounding out the main card are two other featherweight bouts: Brazilian Rafael Dias(11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0) vs. Kazakh Sergey Morozov (6-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0) and UkrainianAndrey "Iron" Lezhnev (8-6-0, M-1: 2-2-0) vs. American Lee "Bulldog" Morrison (15-6-0, M-1: 2-3-0), along with a heavyweight match between Brazilian Marcus "Montanha" Vinicius (9-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0) and Russian Kurban "Shkaf" Ibragimov (5-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0).
One preliminary card fight has been announced in the flyweight division as Ronny Gomez (3-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), of Spain, faces Russian Khamzat Dalgiev (5-1-0, M-1: 2-1-0).
Additional preliminary card bouts will be finalized and announced this week.
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