Abdallah Replaces Vigney at GLORY 41
GLORY has announced several changes to their GLORY 41 card, which takes place this coming Saturday from the Brabanthallen Exhibition Centre in Den Bosch, Holland.
Xavier Vigney will not be competing in the one-night, four-man heavyweight tournament, as he has been forced off of the card due to an injury suffered during training. Mohamed Abdallah (12-1, 5 KO) will replace him and face D’Angelo Marshall (14-2, 8 KO) in the first round of the tournament. Giannis Stoforidis (19-5, 11 KO) will still take on No. 9 ranked heavyweight Anderson Silva (40-16-1, 25 KO) in the other first-round bout.
The two winners will meet later in the main event, with that fight’s winner earning a future GLORY heavyweight title bout.
As for the SuperFight series portion of the card, Zakaria Zouggary (28-3-1, 15 KO) was scheduled to face Anvar Boynazarov in a featherweight contest. However, Boynazarov has been replaced by Yetkin Ozkul (69-8, 28 KO). Alan “Superboy” Scheinson steps in place for Harut Grigorian to take on No. 4 ranked welterweight Murthel Groenhart (64-22-3, 37 KO).
The full card for GLORY 41: Holland follows.
GLORY 41: Holland Main Card (1 p.m. ET, ESPN3)
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Hesdy Gerges vs. Chi Lewis-Parry
Featherweight Bout: Chenglong Zhang vs. Wilson Sanches Mendes
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: D’Angelo Marshall vs. Mohamed Abdallah
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Anderson Silva vs. Giannis Stoforidis
GLORY 41: Holland SuperFight Series Card (3:30 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight Superfight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Ismael Lazaar
Featherweight World Title Bout: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Welterweight Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Alan Scheinson
Light Heavyweight Bout: Michael Duut vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Youssef Assouik
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. Yetkin Ozkul