GLORY 52 Set For March 31st
Glory announced its return to the west coast, as they will be heading to the Long Beach Arena on March 31st for GLORY 52 and GLORY 52 SuperFight Series.
On that night, GLORY’s featherweight championships will be unified as current champion Robin van Roosmalen will return to defend against interim champion Kevin VanNostrand.
Van Roosmanlen has held been a two time champion both as a lightweight, and currently in his second reign as featherweight champion, and looks to get his 16th win against VanNostrand who won the interim title in December at GLORY 48 knocking out Anvar Boynazarov with a knee to the body.
In the co-headline bout, No. 1-ranked lightweight Marat Grigorian will take on Stoyan Koprivlenski in an title eliminator fight for a shot at the GLORY lightweight championship.
Per Tuesday’s press release, GLORY 52 Los Angeles will also include a one-night contender tournament featuring the four top-ranked middleweights in GLORY.
In the first semifinal match-up, former two-time GLORY middleweight champion and current no. 2 ranked Simon Marcus will take on no. 1 ranked Yousri Belgaroui.
Another former GLORY middleweight champion No. 3-ranked Jason Wilnis tries to halt the momentum of hard-hitting Canadian, Robert Thomas.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 52 Los Angeles can be found below:
GLORY 52 Los Angeles
Featherweight Unification Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) vs. Kevin VanNostrand (ic)
Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Lightweight Title Contender Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Jason Wilnis vs. Robert Thomas
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Simon Marcus vs. Yousri Belgaroui
Before GLORY 52 Los Angeles, GLORY interim light heavyweight champion Pavel Zhuravlev headlines GLORY 52 SuperFight Series in a non-title bout. An opponent for Zhuravlev will be announced shortly.
GLORY 52 SuperFight Series also marks the return of UFC veteran Chris “Kamikaze” Camozzi who stopped Kyle Weickhardt in his kickboxing debut in December. Camozzi will battle top-10 ranked middleweight Mike Lemaire.
Newly-crowned GLORY super bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen will compete in a 53-kilogram (116.8 pounds) non-title catchweight bout, while No. 7-ranked lightweight Josh Jauncey and No 8-ranked featherweight Zakaria Zouggary will also appear on the GLORY 52 SuperFight Series card.
Opponents for Meksen, Janucey and Zouggary will be announced in the coming weeks.
The current five-fight card for GLORY 52 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 52 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Pavel Zhuravlev vs. TBA
Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire vs. Chris Camozzi
Catchweight (53 kg) Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. TBA
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. TBA