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Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

GLORY 29 Gets New Co-Headliner After Niclas Larsen Withdraws

By Press Release

New York, NY – An infection suffered by Niclas Larsen has forced him from the co-headline slot at GLORY 29 Copenhagen this Saturday, April 16.

In his place, reigning GLORY Featherweight World Champion Serhiy Adamchuk (32-5, 14 KO) steps up on short notice to challenge Larsen’s opponent Mohammed “The Desert Storm” El-Mir (113-21, 33 KO) in a non-title lightweight bout.

“We hate to lose any fight from a card, especially this close to the event, “said GLORY CEO Jon J Franklin. “But as far as creative solutions go, it doesn’t get much better than giving the fans a reigning champion in his prime as replacement. Huge credit to Adamchuk, El-Mir, and our fantastic talent ops team for making it happen.”

GLORY 29 Copenhagen is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

The revised five-fight card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen can be found below:

GLORY 29 Copenhagen

Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo

Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Mohammed El-Mir

Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Ismael Londt

Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Kirill Kornilov

GLORY 29 Copenhagen airs live on ESPN3, this Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

The event replay on ESPN2 will now air two hours earlier this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, after being previously scheduled for 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

For Spanish-language viewers, the event will also air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 30.

Also, Congolese knockout artist Zack “The Black Warrior” Mwekassa (13-3, 12 KO) headlines GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, returning to the GLORY ring for the first time since vying for the light heavyweight title in September of last year, taking on No. 8 ranked muay-thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-12, 33 KO), fighting out of France.

GLORY 29 SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS, Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m PT.

Tickets for GLORY 29 Copenhagen and GLORY 29 SuperFight Series are priced between 275 DKK and 1275 DKK and are available for purchase at billetlugen.dk.

For more information, visit glorykickboxing.com.

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