Two world title fights headline GLORY 64 STRASBOURG on Saturday, March 9 as GLORY makes its first visit to the historic French city.
Welterweight champion Harut Grigorian (48-11, 33 KO’s) is in the headline slot, making his second defense of the world welterweight championship against former champion Cedric ‘The Best’ Doumbe (71-6-1, 41 KO’s).
In the co-main event, French super-bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen (97-4-1, 31 KO’s) defends her world title against former champion Tiffany ‘Time Bomb’ van Soest (18-3-1, 6 KO’s).
The four-fight main card is rounded out by a heavyweight encounter between Mohamed Abdallah (18-3, 5 KO’s) and Daniel Skvor (25-9-2, 18 KO’s) and a meeting of top featherweight talents as Abdellah Ezbiri (47-13-1, 14 KO’s) and Anvar Boynazarov (94-26-2, 53 KO’s) cross paths for a second time.
A stacked SUPERFIGHT SERIES card is headlined by former welterweight champion Murthel ‘The Predator’ Groenhart (68-23-3, 39 KO’s) and rising threat Alim Nabiyev (50-7, 21 KO’s). The winner will forcefully insert his name into the title shot conversation.
Ringside judges are unlikely to be needed for the two light-heavyweight bouts which precede the SUPERFIGHT SERIES main event.
Proven fight-finisher Zinedine Hameur-Lain (60-16, 38 KO’s) meets Artur Gorlov (23-7, 10 KO’s) in one fight while the heavy-handed Michael Duut (43-10, 20 KO’s) meets power-punching counterpart Donegi Abena (23-5, 6 KO’s) in the other.
Mike Lemaire (21-5, 8 KO’s) was born in Nice, France but has lived in San Diego, California for much of his life. He’s returning to ancestral soil for a middleweight fight with German newcomer Arian Sadikovic.
Also in the middleweight division, France’s Yassine Ahaggan (33-7, 22 KO’s) faces the Czech Republic’s Matej Penaz (21-2, 10 KO’s).
The SUPERFIGHT SERIES card opens with a lightweight bout between rising Israeli contender Itay Gershon (15-4, 5 KO’s) - now 3-0 in GLORY - and young British prospect William Goldie-Galloway (13-5, 9 KO’s).
GLORY 64 STRASBOURG commences with a six-fight Preliminary Card.
Morocco’s Esma Hasshass (9-3, 3 KO’s) and South Korea’s Jiwaen Lee (13-3) open the event with a women’s super-bantamweight fight. Both fighters share the distinction of having been the youngest fighter on the GLORY roster when making their respective debuts.
Following that, the featherweight division welcomes new blood in the form of Germany’s Vincent Foschiani and Australia’s own River Daz, both of whom have scored some spectacular stoppages on their way to signing with GLORY.
Having made an auspicious GLORY debut in December, Turkey’s Ertugrul Bayrak (17-6, 5 KO’s) returns to the ring to face German debutant Jakob Styben.
In the Preliminary Card co-headline bout, Guerric Billet (30-2, 14 KO’s) and Michael Palandre (26-2, 10 KO’s) make their second GLORY appearances. Both debuted at GLORY 60 with knockout victories and now will turn their destructive firepower on each other as they look to climb the lightweight rankings.
The Preliminary Card is headlined by Aleksei Ulianov (22-3-1), teammate of light-heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov, in a featherweight battle with Massaro ‘The Project’ Glunder (32-12-4, 20 KO’s), who fights out of the infamous Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tickets for GLORY 64 STRASBOURG are on sale now and are available in the following stores: Auchan, Cora, E. Leclerc, Cultura.
Or by phone: 0 892 390 100 (0.45 € ttc/min) (France)