GLORY Signs Young Prospect Mohammed Jaraya
Following the announcement of a new chief executive, GLORY Kickboxing announced on Monday that they have signed Mohammed Jayara to a multi-fight, multi-year deal. 21-year-old phenom, Jayara, will step into the GLORY ring for the first time on Saturday, March 3rd at GLORY 51 SuperFight Series from Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
Jaraya’s debut will be that event’s co-headline bout, as he faces Miles “The Punisher” Simson, also making his GLORY debut.
Known to this point as an all-action lightweight, Jaraya will be moving up to welterweight for the first time in his career.
“Welterweight is a new division for me and it makes me even more motivated. I have one mission and that is to destroy everyone in front of me,” said Jaraya bout entering the new weight class. “I will show them why I have my nickname.
“I am going to be even more powerful at this weight than I was already and I think the guys in this division have a big problem now that I am here.”
Competing at a high level since the age of 17, Jaraya now trains and fights out of Team Colosseum in Utrecht, training with former GLORY middleweight champion Jason Wilnis and lightweight contender Tyjani Beztati.
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series is headlined by former world champion and current No. 1-ranked welterweight Cédric Doumbé facing up-and-comer Alim Nabiyev, currently ranked No. 4 in the division at only 23 years old.
The complete five-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 Co-Headline Bout: Mohammed Jaraya vs. Miles Simson
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Anil Cabri
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto
Middleweight Bout: Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Bas van der Kroon