Gabriel Varga felt strongly that he never truly lost the GLORY featherweight title when he was defeated by Serhiy Adamchuk in a highly controversial bout back at GLORY 25.
Seven months later he’s champion once again.
Varga (27-3) defeated Adamchuk (33-6) by majority decision at GLORY 32 earlier tonight (July 22, 2016) at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
48-47, 48-46 and 48-48 were the scorecards handed in by the three judges.
The key moment of the fight came in the second round, when Varga landed a beautiful three punch combination after ducking under a right hand by Adamchuk. The Canadian two-time champion landed a left to the body, and followed that up with a right/left combination that sent Adamchuk to the canvas.
Varga suffered a cut in the opening round after an accidental headbutt, but was not hindered by it during the five-round title fight. The bout was clinch heavy, but nothing as ugly as their first encounter where Adamchuk was warned countless times for holding and stalling. Varga was the more efficient striker and landed the more significant strikes. Adamchuk had some success, especially with his low leg kicks, but the knockdown was too much to overcome.
The co-main event was a light heavyweight rematch between Brian Collette (23-3) and Myron Dennis (18-5) from their first encounter at GLORY 19 last year, which saw Collette win by unanimous decision. The Virginia native would get his hand raised once again, earning another unanimous nod by the judges.
Two judges scored it 30-27, with the third handing in a 29-28 score card.
Collette nearly put Dennis away after landing a head kick in the second round, but Dennis was able to weather the storm and survive. Collette couldn’t get the finish, but he remained in control to get his fourth GLORY win.
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