GLORY Returns to Brussels for GLORY 39
GLORY 39 and the GLORY 39 SuperFight Series will take place on Saturday, March 25, from Forest National in Brussels, Belgium, the kickboxing promotion has announced.
The main event will see Cédric Doumbé make his first defense of the GLORY welterweight championship, as he faces challenger Yoann Kongolo. These two have met twice previously, once at a September 2014 Jurafight event in Switzerland and at GLORY 22 in Lille, France, where both fighters made their GLORY debut. Kongolo won both times via unanimous decision.
Doumbé pulled off a huge upset at GLORY Collision back in December, defeating Nieky Holzken via split decision to win the welterweight title. Kongolo, meanwhile, won the one night, four-man welterweight tournament back at GLORY 37 in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago to earn this title shot.
At GLORY 39, it will be four featherweights competing in the one night contenders tournament to see who gets a GLORY featherweight title shot in the future. Participants are still to be announced as of this point.
GLORY 39’s main card will also feature a heavyweight contest between Jahfarr Wilnis and Jamal Ben Saddik. Wilnis has come up short in two straight GLORY heavyweight contenders tournaments, losing in the finals at GLORY 29 and semifinals at GLORY 35. Saddik, meanwhile, looks to continue his winning ways, defeating Ismael Londt in his most recent bout at GLORY: Collision.
Headlining the SuperFight series portion of GLORY 39 will be a GLORY lightweight title bout, as champion Sittichai defends against Dylan Salvador.
GLORY 39 Brussels Main Card:
GLORY 39 Brussels Welterweight World Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Yoann Kongolo
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Bout: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: TBA vs. TBA
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: TBA vs. TBA
GLORY 39 Brussels SuperFight Series Card:
Lightweight World Title Headline Bout: Sittichai vs. Dylan Salvador
Lightweight Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Hysni Beqiri
Heavyweight Bout: Hesdy Gerges vs. Chi Lewis-Parry
Welterweight Bout: Karim Benmansour vs. Harut Grigorian