GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced a date for the debut of top prospect Mohammed "The Destroyer" Jaraya (69-6, 36 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).
Signed over the weekend to a multi-fight, multi-year deal, the 21-year-old phenom will step into the GLORY ring for the first time on Saturday, March 3 at GLORY 51 SuperFight Series from Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
Jaraya's opponent in the welterweight co-headline bout is Surinamese-Dutch fighter Miles "The Punisher" Simson (64-12, 25 KO, fighting out of Suriname), also making his GLORY debut.
Known to this point as an all-action lightweight, Jaraya will be moving up to welterweight for the first time in his career.
"Welterweight is a new division for me and it makes me even more motivated. I have one mission and that is to destroy everyone in front of me," said Jaraya bout entering the new weight class. "I will show them why I have my nickname.
“I am going to be even more powerful at this weight than I was already and I think the guys in this division have a big problem now that I am here.”
Competing at a high level since the age of 17, Jaraya now trains and fights out of Team Colosseum in Utrecht, calling former GLORY middleweight champion Jason Wilnis and lightweight contender Tyjani Beztati – also competing at GLORY 51 SuperFight Series – teammates.
|GLORY 51 SuperFight Series is headlined by former world champion and current No. 1-ranked welterweight Cédric "The Best" Doumbé (68-5-1, 39 KO, fighting out of France) facing dangerous up-and-comer Alim "Professor" Nabiyev (48-6, 21 KO, fighting out of Russia), currently ranked No. 4 in the division at only 23 years old.
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, March, 3.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Contender Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Alim Nabiyev
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Mohammed Jaraya vs. Miles Simson
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Anil Cabri
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto
Middleweight Bout: Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Bas van der Kroon
Tickets for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series (including access to GLORY 51 Rotterdam) are on sale now and can be purchased at tickets.glorykickboxing.com.