GLORY 50 & 51: Three Bouts Added to Chicago and Rotterdam Fight Cards
By Press Release
DENVER – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced two bouts that have been added to GLORY 50 SuperFight Series and a middleweight match-up added to GLORY 51 SuperFight Series.
On Friday, Feb. 16, UIC Pavillion – located on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus – hosts GLORY 50 SuperFight Series, headlined by lightweight champion “Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (118-30-5, 32 KO, fighting out of Thailand) making his way back to the GLORY ring for a title defense against exciting Angolan challenger Christian “Bad News” Baya (60-5-1, 35 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).
The GLORY 50 SuperFight Series co-headline bout was originally scheduled to be a rematch between heavyweights Cătălin Moroșanu and Giannis Stoforidis. An injury to Moroșanu has forced him from the card and both fighters will be rebooked at a later date.
Offering no shortage of heavyweight punching power, Oklahoma’s Haze “The Hooligan” Wilson (fighting out of the United States) makes his GLORY debut, taking on dangerous 6-foot-7 southpaw Anthony “The Joker” McDonald (8-2, 6 KO, fighting out of the United States) in the new GLORY 50 SuperFight Series co-headline bout.
Mexican-born Diego “El Terror” Llamas (10-3, 8 KO, fighting out of the United States) and Justin “J-Ho” Houghton (2-2, fighting out of the United States) get the SuperFight Series action started, battling at a catchweight of 150 pounds.
GLORY 50 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Feb. 16.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 50 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 50 SuperFight Series
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Christian Baya
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Haze Wilson vs. Anthony McDonald
Welterweight Bout: Omar Moreno vs. Casey Greene
Welterweight Bout: Daniel Morales vs. Omari Boyd
Catchweight (150 lb) Bout: Diego Llamas vs. Justin Houghton
Tickets for GLORY 50 SuperFight Series (including access to GLORY 50 Chicago) are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com, the UIC Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster retail locations.
Then, on Saturday, March 3, GLORY heads to Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series, headlined by former world champion and current No. 1-ranked welterweight Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (68-5-1, 39 KO, fighting out of France) facing dangerous up-and-comer Alim “Professor” Nabiyev (48-6, 21 KO, fighting out of Russia), currently ranked No. 4 in the division at only 23 years old.
Today, a middleweight bout between Dutch newcomers Kevin van Heeckeren (16-5-2, 9 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and Bart Kroon (fighting out of the Netherlands) has been added to the GLORY 51 SuperFight Series card.
Plus, twenty-year-old Moroccan-Dutch phenom Tyjani “The Wonderboy” Beztati (15-2, 5 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) has a new GLORY 51 SuperFight Series opponent. Turkish lightweight Anil Cabri (fighting out of the Netherlands) steps in to replace Beztati’s original opponent Josh Jauncey. Another bout featuring Jauncey will be booked for an upcoming fight card.
GLORY 51 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, March, 3.
The current 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 Bout: Miles Simson vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Anil Cabri
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder vs. Victor Pinto
Middleweight Bout: Kevin van Heeckeren vs. Bart Kroon
Tickets for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series (including access to GLORY 51 Rotterdam) are on sale now and can be purchased at tickets.glorykickboxing.com.
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