Five Fighters Added To GLORY 47 In Lyon
GLORY Kickboxing confirmed five fighters for their next event taking place at the Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon France on Saturday, October 28th.
Multiple-time French kickboxing champion Abdellah Ezbiri has joined the one night, four man featherweight contender tournament at GLORY 47 Lyon. Ezbiri will meet fellow French-Moroccan Azize “The Magician” Hliali in the tournament’s opening round.
The winner of the fight between Ezbiri and Hliali will go on to face the winner of the other semifinal bout that pits local favorite Fabio Pinca against Uzbekistan’s Anvar Boynazarov.
An interesting story coming into the semi-finals is if Ezbiri and Pinca both advance, the tournament final would feature two Lyon natives in a match-up almost a decade in the making.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 47 Lyon can be found below:
Light Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Vakhitov vs. Ariel Machado
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Yohan Lidon
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Azize Hliali vs. Abdellah Ezbiri
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov
GLORY 47 SuperFight Series (which precedes GLORY 47 LYON) has a new headline bout, as Undefeated Florent Kaouachi will make his GLORY debut and take on experienced veteran Abdarhmane Coulibalyin a light heavyweight affair.
Also confirmed for GLORY 47 SuperFight Series, Massaro “The Project” Glunder (umps immediately back into the ring, drawing Lyon’s Dylan Salvador for a tough test in enemy territory, and top welterweight prospects Alim”Professor” Nabiyev and Jimmy Vienot kick off the SuperFight Series action.
Nabiyev boasts a resume that includes IFMA, WMF and WMC world titles and victories over Yohan Lidon, Jamie Bates, and Chad Sugden. Vienot has also quickly risen through the ranks, capturing WBC and WPMF world titles as a professional.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 47 SuperFight Series can be found below:
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Florent Kaouachi vs. Abdarhmane Coulibaly
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Salvador vs. Massaro Glunder
Super Bantamweight Contender Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Funda Alkayiş
Middleweight Bout: Ahaggan Yassine vs. Maxim Vorovski
Welterweight Bout: Jimmy Vienot vs. Alim Nabiyev