Ben Saddik Looks To Bounce Back At GLORY 53
Following his loss to Rico Verhoeven at GLORY Redemption, Jamal Ben Saddik looks to reassert himself at the top of the food chain at GLORY 53 Lille.
Ben Saddik, who has won seven of his last ten fights inside the GLORY ring, faces Jahfarr Wilnis, who makes his return to GLORY for the first time since a 2016 loss to Mladen Brestovac at GLORY 35 Nice.
Wilnis has an even record inside the GLORY ring, and hopes to be a spoiler on Saturday night in Lille.
In the GLORY 53 main event, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong looks for his eight consecutive win as he puts his lightweight title on the line against Tyjani Beztati.
Beztati spoke exclusively with FIGHT SPORTS this week, and is excited about the prospect of becoming the youngest champion in GLORY history.
“I’m just 20 years old and I’m about to become the youngest champion ever. Last night it was a little bit of a real-life moment,” Beztati told Michael Stets this week.
“Because I’ve nothing to lose,” he explained.
“I can fight as a free man. I got no pressure, nothing. I’m 20 years old. I’ve got nothing to lose and everything to prove. I’m ready.”
Also on the docket for GLORY 53 is the return of Super Bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen as she takes on Amel Dehby!
For the full card of GLORY 53 look below!
GLORY 53 Lille
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Tyjani Beztati
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis
Super Bantamweight Title Bout: Anissa Meksen (c) vs. Amel Dehby
Light Heavyweight Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut
Featherweight Bout: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Abdellah Ezbiri
GLORY 53 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong
Middleweight No. 1 Contender Co-Headline Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Jason Wilnis
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Bout: Alan Scheinson vs. Mohammed Jaraya
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Serhii Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Victor Pinto vs. Buray Bozaryilmaz