Vakhitov Earns TKO, Undisputed Title
Once Artem Vakhitov got a knockdown over Zack Mwekassa, it was pretty much academic. Vakhitov knocked down Mwekassa three times in the second round — the maximum under GLORY title fight rules — earning a TKO victory and the title of undisputed light heavyweight champion.
Round one showed off the two fighters’ different strategies for the bout, as Mwekassa was focused on boxing, while Vakhitov looked to damage Mwekassa’s lead leg. In the middle of the second round, Vakhitov knocked Mwekassa down with a kick, but the interim champion got up after an eight count. Seconds later though, Vakhitov sent Mwekassa back to the canvas. Mwekassa got up yet again, but one more punch square on the jaw knocked him down a third time, ending the fight and giving Vakhitov the win and undisputed title via TKO.
Benjamin Adegbuyi won the GLORY heavyweight tournament, earning the next title shot against Rico Verhoven. Adegbuyi defeated Hesdy Gerges in the semifinals by focusing and executing his combinations, while Mladen Brestovac moved into the finals by knocking out Jaharr Wilnis with a head kick and left punch. Adegbuyi focused on combinations again to earn the decision win over Brestovac and earn the title shot.
Pavel Zhuravlev defeated Zinedine Hameur via TKO, as Zhuravlev dominated the fight, knocking a groggy Hameur around on the ropes until the referee stepped in.
GLORY 35 Main Card Results:
GLORY light heavyweight championship: Artem Vakhitov def. Zack Mwekassa via TKO [GLORY maximum knockdown rule] (Rd 2, 2:23)
Tournament final: Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Mladen Brestovac by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pavel Zhuravlev def. Zinedine Hameur Lain via TKO (Rd 1, 1:58)
Tournament semi: Mladen Brestovac def. Jahfarr Wilnis via KO (Rd 1, 2:06)
Tourament semi: Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Hesdy Gerges via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
GLORY 35 Superfight Series Results:
Nicolas Wamba def Nordine Mahieddine via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Karim Benmansour def Eyevan Danenberg via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Amel Dehby def Jiwaen Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Christian Baya def Josh Jauncey via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Petpanomrung Kiatmookao def Stanislav Renita via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)?
Cedric Castaigna def Vang Moua via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25, 30-25, 29-26)