Lightweight Title Fight Added To GLORY Chicago
With one title fight, a welterweight battle between Murthel Groenhart and Harut Grigorian announced as the headline bout for GLORY 50, another title fight has been added to headline GLORY 50 SuperFight Series!
GLORY Lightweight champion “Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong returns to the GLORY ring for a title defense against Christian “Bad News” Baya.
This lightweight title tilt represents the best the sport has to offer. Since his GLORY debut in 2015, Sitthichai has amassed a 7-1 GLORY record, including two contender tournament titles and two title defenses. At only 26 years old, he’s widely considered to be the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.
Baya, also 26 years old, presents a new challenge for Sitsongpeenong. Baya, who made his GLORY debut on five day’s notice, upsetting contender Josh Jauncey with a knockout that announced his arrival to the division.
Following tournament victories over Anatloy Moiseev and Massaro Glunder, Baya most recently knocked out Samo Petje at GLORY 49 Rotterdam to bring his GLORY record to an unblemished 4-0.
Illinois natives Richard “Maximus” Abraham and Daniel “La Maquina” Morales are both scheduled to complete on Feb. 16, with respective opponents and additional bouts for GLORY 50 Chicago and GLORY 50 SuperFight Series to be announced shortly