Change For GLORY Chicago Card
In a press release sent out earlier today, GLORY Kickboxing announced a replacement for Turkish fighter Funda Alkayiş in the headline bout of GLORY 44 SuperFight Series. Alkayiş was forced to withdraw from the bout for personal reasons.
GLORY newcomer Meryem Uslu (36-10-1, 12 KO, fighting out of Germany) has been added to the fight card, streaming live from Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.,this Friday night.
German-born Uslu is a former IMC, WLF, and WKF world champion who has faced stiff competition, including a bout against No. 3-ranked Anissa Meksen and a win over No. 10-ranked Jessica Gladstone.
She steps in on short notice to challenge super bantamweight world champion Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest. This will be van Soest’s first defense of her championship and looking to become 4-0 in GLORY.
Van Soest splits her time between Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, most recently defeating Christine Ferea via unanimous decision under the Invicta FC banner to bring her MMA record to an even 1-1.
The complete six-fight card for GLORY 44 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 44 SuperFight Series
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Meryem Uslu
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Cătălin Moroșanu vs. Michal Turynski
Middleweight Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Sean Choice
Middleweight Bout: Warren Thompson vs. Robert Thomas
Lightweight Bout: Rafal Dudek vs. Nate Richardson
Featherweight Bout: Victor Pinto vs. Adrian Maxim