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GLORY 29 preview and predictions for ‘Holzken vs Kongolo’ on ESPN3

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GLORY 29 preview and predictions for Holzken vs Kongolo on ESPN3

GLORY will hold its second-consecutive card in Europe on Saturday (April 16, 2016) when it invades Copenhagen, Denmark for GLORY 29.

The five-fight main card takes place at Forum Copenhagen and will air live on ESPN 3 starting at 4 p.m. ET. The main event features a welterweight title fight between current champion, Nieky Holzken (88-1) and Yoann Kongolo (61-6).

“The Natural” successfully defended his crown against Murthel Groenhart at GLORY 26, edging “The Predator” by split decision. Kongolo fought on the Superfight Series portion of that card and won a majority decision over Karapet Karapetyan.

In the co-main event, featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk (32-5) is stepping in for Niclas Larsen–who withdrew due to an infection–and moving up a weight class to take on Mohammed El-Mir (113-21).

The night’s four-man “Contender” tournament will take place in the heavyweight division. In the semi-finals, Anderson “Braddock” Silva (39-13) will take on GLORY new comer, Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (36-6-1) and in the opposing bracket Jahfar Wilnis (28-6-2) faces Kirill Kornilov (7-1), who is also making his GLORY debut.

Let’s take a closer look at matchups:

Nieky Holzken (88-1) vs. Yoann Kongolo (61-6) welterweight title fight

Holzken is considered the best for a reason. He is a master of the Dutch style of kickboxing and when he is at his best he’s playing chess while others are playing checkers. The champion has now won nine in a row. However, he has shown some vulnerability in his last two title defenses against Groenhart and Raymond Daniels, starting out slow in both fights and getting touched up a bit before taking command. That being said, I do not seeing him losing to Kongolo here. The well-rounded Swiss veteran can switch stances and he can throw heat with the best of them. He should not be taken lightly and has the ….View full article

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