Vlad Tuinov headlines GLORY 66 PARIS prelims versus Palandre 

Vlad Tuinov Headlines GLORY 66 PARIS prelims versus Palandre 

Sunday, May 26 2019 by JJ O'Regan

Russian lightweight prospect Vlad ‘Diamond’ Tuinov (35-2, 11 KO’s) will make his GLORY debut in the headline slot of the GLORY 66 PARIS Prelims. 

He faces French counterpart Michael Palandre (27-2, 10 KO’s), who has gone 2-0 in his pair of GLORY appearances to date. 

Dedicated fight fans have been keeping an eye on the 21-year-old Tuinov for some time. His record includes several wins over GLORY veterans, Massaro Glunder among them.

Palandre, from St. Galmier, France, scored a TKO win in his October debut for GLORY and followed that up with a decision win earlier this year. 

Despite thing being Tuinov’s debut, a win would be a statement for Palandre regarding his potential at the international level.

Lightweight brawler Guerric Billet (30-3, 14 KO’s), fighting out of Burgundy, France, also returns to the GLORY ring at this event. 

He faces British counterpart William Goldie-Galloway (13-5, 9 KO’s), who debuted at GLORY 54 with a decision loss to the undefeated ‘Super’ Elvis Gashi. 

Middleweight activity on the GLORY 66 Prelims comes via France’s Matthieu Ceva against the Czech Republic’s Matej ‘Money’ Penaz. 

Ceva is coming off a win in his GLORY 64 debut while Penaz is 1-1 in GLORY following a KO loss to Donovan Wisse at the same event. 

Opening the Prelims card will be young prospect Sarah Moussaddak (9-0, 3 KO’s). The 19-year-old stepped up to fight Ji-Waen Li on a week’s notice at GLORY 64 and won a unanimous decision to remain undefeated.

GLORY 66 PARIS takes place Saturday, June 22 at the Zenith Paris - La Villette in Paris, France.