GLORY Adds Seven Fights To Rotterdam Return
GLORY announced seven new fights for their return to Rotterdam, Holland on March 3rd with GLORY 51 Rotterdam and GLORY 51 SuperFight Series.
Already announced as the headlining bout for GLORY 51: Rotterdam, is a heavyweight rematch as Badr Hari fights the first bout of his new deal against rival Hesdy Gerges
Central European sluggers Tomas Mozny (17-5-1, 6 KO and Daniel Skvor, a GLORY newcomer, will battle at heavyweight in the GLORY 51 Rotterdam co-headline bout.
GLORY 51 Rotterdam will also feature a one-night, four-man welterweight contender tournament loaded with top-10 talent.
In the first of two semifinal match-ups, ” Thongchai Sitsongpeenong, the highest ranked welterweight in the tournament at No. 8, takes on Alan “Superboy” Scheinson, ranked No. 10.
On the other side of the tournament bracket, Aruba’s Eyevan Danenberg, ranked No. 9, meets 22-year-old Muay Thai prospect Jimmy Vienot.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 51 Rotterdam can be found below:
GLORY 51 Rotterdam
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Tomas Mozny vs. Daniel Skvor
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Jimmy Vienot
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Thongchai Sitsongpeenong vs. Alan Scheinson
Ahead of GLORY 51 Rotterdam, top-ranked welterweights will square off at GLORY 51 SuperFight Series in order to determine the division’s next title challenger. Former world champion and current No. 1-ranked welterweight Cédric Doumbé contends against Alim Nabiyev who closed 2017 at No. 4 in the division.
After dropping his title to rival Murthel Groenhart, Doumbé got back on the winning track against Yohan Lidon at GLORY 47 Lyon in October. Nabiyev most recently secured the biggest win of his young career, defeating former welterweight champion Nieky Holzken at GLORY 49 SuperFight Series in December.
Twenty-Year old Tyjani “The Wonderboy” Beztati, who fought five times last year to earn his No. 4 lightweight ranking, will lock horns with No. 7-ranked Josh Jauncey.
Plus, Massaro Glunder and French-born Victor “Leo” Pinto will compete at featherweight, while Surinamese-Dutch fighter Miles Simson will make his GLORY debut at welterweight, against an opponent to be named shortly.
The current fight card for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Contender Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Alim Nabiyev
Welterweight Bout: Miles Simson vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Josh Jauncey
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto