Doumbé Dominates Vienot At GLORY 60
Although it wasn’t a championship fight, Cédric Doumbé delivered a dominant performance in the main event of GLORY 60.
Doumbé defeated last-minute replacement Jimmy Vienot by unanimous decision (30-24, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25) in the closing fight of the event, which took place in Lyon, France. Doumbé was supposed to be in a welterweight title fight against titleholder Harut Grigorian. Grigorian went down with acute gastroenteritis and so the fight was called off, but not before Vienot, originally scheduled to fight in another fight on the card, stepped in.
Doumbé hoped to deliver a knockout victory, but was unsuccessful in doing so. Doumbé was close on numerous occasions, knocking Vienot down in the first round and hurting him numerous times throughout the fight. Vienot got some of his strikes in, but was also illegally throwing Doumbé around the ring. Despite repeated warnings from the referee, Vienot kept throwing and was eventually deducted a point in the third round of the fight.
The 26-year-old Doumbé is now on a three-fight win streak and is likely to get another chance to fight Grigorian for the title. Doumbé previously held the title from 2016 to 2017, making two successful title defenses.
GLORY 60 Lyon:
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé defeated Jimmy Vienot (30-24, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25, 29-25)
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Donegi Abena defeated Stéphane Susperregui by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui defeated Yassine Ahaggan by TKO, round 1, 1:22
Super Bantamweight Bout: Sofia Olofsson defeated Cindy Silvestre by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight Bout: Abdellah Ezbiri defeated Victor Pinto by KO, round 1, 1:03
GLORY 60 SuperFight Series:
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Felipe Micheletti defeated Zinedine Hameur-Lain by TKO, round 1, 3:00
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Bruno Chaves defeated Mamadou Lamine Sene by TKO, round 2, 3:00
Middleweight Bout: Matěj Peňáz defeated Mehdi Bouanane by TKO, round 2, 3:00
Welterweight Bout: Dmitrii Menshikov defeated Samuel Dbili by TKO, round 1, 2:59
Lightweight Bout: Michael Palandre defeated Mohamed Soumah by TKO round 2, 0:50
GLORY 60 Prelims:
Featherweight Bout: Thong Fairtex defeated Victor Bordage by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight Bout: Mehdi Kada defeated Mustafa Yasar by TKO, round 2, 1:06
Lightweight Bout: Guerric Billet defeated Hafid Romdhane by TKO, round 3, 1:42
Featherweight Bout: Said Ahamada defeated Geoffrey Vivies by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 27-30, 29-28)Featherweight Bout: Yoann Mermoux defeated Franck Reoutzkoff by unanimous decision (29-298, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)