Lots of news from Glory, including the next title defense for Rico Verhoeven plus the company’s return to New York City. Details here.
Glory recently announced a string of fights and details on their upcoming shows. Here’s an update on the new announcements and what kickboxing fans have to look forward to.
Glory 40 is up first, taking place Saturday, April 29 in Copenhagen. The show is headlined by Jason Wilnis vs. Simon Marcus III for the Middleweight title. No new announcements there.
Glory 41 will be held on Saturday, May 20 in Holland. That show has gained a new world title fight as Rico Verhoeven will defend the Glory Heavyweight title for the 6th time. His challenger will be Ismael Lazaar, a champion from Enfusion who makes his Glory debut here. Interestingly, both Verhoeven vs. Lazaar and the previously announced Robin van Roosmalen vs. Petchpanomrung Featherweight title fight will be on the Superfight Series. That Superfight Series is stacked, with Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian in a great fight as well. No word yet on any names for the proper Glory 41 card.
Finally, Glory 43 (yes, 43) was announced for July 14 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This was the site of Glory 12, one of the company’s all-time best shows. No fights yet announced.
Here are the complete current fight cards for Glory’s upcoming events:
GLORY 40 COPENHAGEN
Saturday, April 29
Middleweight Title: Jason Wilnis vs. Simon Marcus
Middleweight Tournament Final
Niclas Larsen vs. Yodkhunpon
Semifinal: Alex Pereira vs. Burim Rama
Semifinal: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Agron Pretini
Richard Abraham vs. Jamie Bates
Mohammed El-Mir vs. Simon Santana
Freddy Kemayo vs. Imad Hadar
Josh Jauncey vs. Antonio Gomez
Yuhang Xie vs. Chris Mauceri
GLORY 41 HOLLAND
Saturday, May 20
Heavyweight Tournament (Participants TBD)
Heavyweight Title: Rico Verhoeven vs. Ismael Lazaar
Featherweight Title: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian
Michael Duut vs. Mourad Bouzidi
GLORY 43 NEW YORK
Friday, July 14