AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced details for the promotion’s year-end show, taking place at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands on Saturday, Dec. 8.
With $150,000 in total prize money up for grabs, eight of the heavyweight division’s best will do battle during a one-night tournament at GLORY 62 Rotterdam.
Two-time title challenger and three-time heavyweight contender tournament winner Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (31-5, 18 KO, fighting out of Romania) will be the tournament’s top seed, entering the evening on a three-fight winning streak.
Moroccan-Belgian behemoth Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (32-7 1 NC, 26 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) will be a tough out as the tournament’s No. 2 seed.
The remaining six tournament slots will be randomly selected during a press conference slated for later this year, with perennial contender Jahfarr Wilnis (31-10-1, 8 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and recent title challenger Guto Inocente (35-9, 17 KO, fighting out of Brazil) each available to be drawn as seed No. 3 or seed No 4.
The pool of heavyweights comprising seeds five through eight, also randomly drawn, will include 21-year-old knockout artist Junior "The Juggernaut" Tafa (20-3, 16 KO, fighting out of Australia), Tomas "The Giant Slovak" Mozny (20-6-1, 6 KO, fighting out of Slovakia), and two fighters to be announced.
In addition to the $100,000 top prize for the tournament winner, the tournament runner-up will receive $30,000 and $10,000 will be awarded to each semifinal participant.
Following two complete rounds of tournament action, light heavyweight Luis Tavares (52-7, 22 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) makes his return to GLORY after a highly successful run outside the promotion. He will face a yet-to-be-named opponent in the GLORY 62 Rotterdam co-headline bout.
The current fight card for GLORY 62 Rotterdam can be found below:
GLORY 62 Rotterdam
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout:Bout E Winner vs. Bout F Winner
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Luis Tavares vs. TBA
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout F: Bout B Winner vs. Bout D Winner
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout E: Bout A Winner vs. Bout C Winner
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout D: Seed No. 4 vs. Seed No. 5
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout C: Seed No. 3 vs. Seed No. 6
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout B: Seed No. 2 vs. Seed No. 7
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout A: Seed No. 1 vs. Seed No. 8