M-1 Heavyweight Champion Marcin Tybura leaves M-1 belt upon an agreement with M-1 Global Management, to be able to complete his negotiation with UFC. Therefore the M-1 Global Heavyweight Belt is proclaimed vacant.
Denis Smoldarev (11-1), Garant Fight Team, Estonia, is one of the most promising heavyweights outside the UFC. He‘s only 25 years old, but had already defeated Ante Delija, Chaban Ka, Maro Perak and many other experienced heavyweights. His only defeat came from Marcin Tybura. Now Smoldarev can take M-1 Heavyweight Championship.
The fight of 2 heavyweights will headline the first M-1 event in 2016 – M-1 Challenge 64, that is set for February 19th, Moscow.