The GLORY 86 fight card, set for May 27 at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany, is now complete with eight exciting fights featuring several crucial bouts.
In the main event, featherweight champ Petch (168-39-3, 27 KO) looks to defend his crown for the sixth time when he welcomes the challenge of local hero Ahmad Chikh Mousa (58-8-1, 28 KO).
The Thai sensation has been reigning supreme atop of the featherweight division since he defeated the legendary Robin van Roosmalen in 2018 but will need to be on the top of his game again as he heads into enemy territory. Germany’s Chikh Mousa made his GLORY debut just nine months ago and, with three emphatic wins, has risen to number four in the division and earned his shot at glory.
The co-main event will see a crucial fight between Romania’s Benjamin Adegbuyi (35-8, 20 KO) and Sofian Laïdouni (35-2-1, 17 KO) of France that will decide who will qualify for the GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix in December. Perennial contender Adegbuyi has his eyes on winning the grand prix while Laïdouni has the opportunity to get the biggest scalp of his career and make a huge statement in the heavyweight division.
The long-awaited return for Moroccan-Dutch star Hamicha (40-2, 30 KO) will also take place on May 27. The 27-year-old, who is undefeated at 4-0 in GLORY and ranked number two at welterweight, was last seen in 2021. He faces French debutant Sofiane Gelin (9-3-1, 6 KO) in what should be a non-stop action bout.
German star Enriko Kehl (51-17-2, 30 KO) will make his anticipated GLORY debut as he looks to immediately jump straight to the top of the division when he takes on the number one ranked lightweight Guerric Billet (38-6-1, 15 KO) of France. If that wasn’t enough, former title challenger Sarah Moussaddak (6-2, 1 KO) meets Giuliana Cosnard (47-2-1, 10 KO) in a top women’s fight and Robin Ciric (38-7, 10 KO) clashes with Chico Kwasi (37-4, 25 KO) in an all-Dutch affair that could be fight of the night.
Rounding out the card, Portugal’s Jouri de Sousa (43-8-1, 20 KO) welcomes Brazil’s Joilton Lutterbach (13-1, 7 KO) to the middleweight division and there’s a Baltic heavyweight battle in the free live prelim as Estonia’s Uku Jurjendal (16-7, 12 KO) collides with Lithuania’s Mantas Rimdeika (16-4, 7 KO) in the opening bout of the night.
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GLORY 86 Fight Card
Featherweight Title Fight
Champion ‘Petch’ (168-39-3, 27 KO) vs. #4 Ahmad Chikh Mousa (58-8-1, 28 KO)
Heavyweight – GLORY Grand Prix Qualifier
#4 Benjamin Adegbuyi (35-8, 20 KO) vs. #9 Sofian Laïdouni (35-2-1, 17 KO)
#2 Hamicha (40-2, 30 KO) vs. Sofiane Gelin (9-3-1, 6 KO)
#1 Guerric Billet (38-6-1, 15 KO) vs. Enriko Kehl (51-17-2, 30 KO)
Sarah Moussaddak (6-2, 1 KO) vs. Giuliana Cosnard (47-2-1, 10 KO)
#4 Robin Ciric (38-7, 10 KO) vs. #6 Chico Kwasi (37-4, 25 KO)
#9 Juri de Sousa (43-8-1, 20 KO) vs. Joilton Lutterbach (13-1, 7 KO)
- Free Prelim -
Uku Jürjendal (16-7, 12 KO) vs. Mantas Rimdeika (16-4, 7 KO)