Now, M-1 Global's heavyweight storyline is set to climax on October 14 when reigning M-1 Global World Heavyweight Champion Guram Gugenishvili is scheduled to taps gloves with current M-1 Selection Americas Heavyweight Champion Kenny Garner. The bout presents a highly anticipated rematch, as Gugenishvili holds a submission victory over Garner from their October 2010 title meeting.
The event will showcase two other title fights as Vinny Magalhaes and Jose Figueroa both make their first M-1 world title defense appearances. Light Heavyweight titleholder Vinny Magalheas will face face M-1 veteran Mikhail Zayats, and M-1 Lightweight Champ Jose Figueroa meets well-traveled German Daniel Weichel.
M-1 Challenge XXVII will air live on Showtime on October 14 at 11pm ET.
Full card (subject to change) after the break...
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M-1 Challenge 27: "Guram vs. Garner"
October 16, 2011
Guram Gugenishvili vs. Kenny Garner
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Mikhail Zayats
Jose Figueroa vs. Daniel Weichel