GLORY 22: Rico Verhoeven Outscores Benjamin Adegbuyi, Sittichai Takes LW Tourney
By FCF Staff
Once again, Rico Verhoeven’s diverse striking game proved to be too much for his opponent, as the GLORY heavyweight champ outscored Benjamin Adegbuyi today in France.
Early on, Adegbuyi tested Verhoeven’s chin with some heavy punches, but as the bout continued, the latter took over with leg kicks and a steady stream of jabs. After the action filled bout, Verhoeven was awarded the unanimous decision win.
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong impressed in his first GLORY appearance, as the renowned Muay Thai fighter stopped Davit Kiria, and then decisioned Josh Jauncey to win the event’s lightweight tourney.
As a result, Sittichai will advance to a title fight with champion Robin van Roosmalen,
Here are the results from GLORY 22’s main card, which went down in Lille, France.
Rico Verhoeven def. Benjamin Adegbuyi via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Zack Mwekassa def. Carlos Brooks via KO (punches) R1, 1:58
Lightweight Contender Tourney Final
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong def. Josh Jauncey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight Contender Tournament Semifinals
Josh Jauncey def. Djimé Coulibaly via TKO (second knockdown) R2, 5:00
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong def. Davit Kiria via TKO (knee to body) R2, 2:09