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GLORY 40: Richard Abraham to Face Jamie Bates in SuperFight Series Headliner

Abraham (right) (photo via GLORY / James Law)

By Press Release

AMSTERDAM – GLORY today announced the headline bout for GLORY 40 SuperFight Series and three additional bouts – across GLORY 40 Copenhagen and GLORY 40 SuperFight Series fight cards – as the organization returns to Forum Copenhagen in Denmark on Saturday, April 29.

One week removed from his impressive performance at Road to GLORY UK, welterweight contract winner Jamie Bates (24-6) of England has scheduled his debut on the big stage, taking on No. 6 ranked Richard “Maximus” Abraham (11-4, 4 KO) in the headline bout of GLORY 40 SuperFight Series.

Bates defeated Kev Ward via unanimous decision in their welterweight superfight at Road to GLORY UK on March 11, earning a two-fight contract with the world’s premier kickboxing league. The American Abraham looks to bounce back quickly after dropping a razor close decision to young star Antoine Pinto at GLORY 38 Chicago in February.

Also announced for GLORY 40 SuperFight Series is a co-headline match-up between Danish lightweight Mohammed “The Desert Storm” El-Mir (113-22, 33 KO) and Norwegian Muay Thai champion Simon “The Fury” Santana (37-12-1, 12 KO).

Plus, New York native Chris Mauceri (7-3, 2 KO) and Chinese newcomer Yuhang Xie get the night’s action started at featherweight.

The complete five-fight card for GLORY 40 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 40 SuperFight Series

Welterweight Headline Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Jamie Bates

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Mohammed El-Mir vs. Simon Santana

Light Heavyweight Bout: Freddy Kemayo vs. Imad Hadar

Lightweight Bout: Josh Janucey vs. Antonio Gomez

Featherweight Bout: Yuhang Xie vs. Chris Mauceri

GLORY 40 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

GLORY 40 Copenhagen follows GLORY 40 SuperFight Series, and in the co-headline bout, Danish product and No. 9 ranked lightweight Niclas “The Destroyer” Larsen (45-8-2, 24 KO) battles Thailand’s Yodkhunpon (83-22-1, 51 KO), currently ranked No. 5.

Middleweight world champion Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (30-6-1, 8 KO) headlines GLORY 40 Copenhagen, taking on Canadian challenger Simon “The ONE” Marcus (45-3-2, 24 KO). Wilnis and Marcus have fought twice previously, trading wins. Heading into the rubber match of this trilogy fight, Marcus is the No.1 contender after losing his title to Wilnis in a shocking upset at GLORY 33 New Jersey in September.

The complete five-fight card for GLORY 40 Copenhagen can be found below:

GLORY 40 Copenhagen

Middleweight World Title Headline Bout: Jason Wilnis vs. Simon Marcus

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Niclas Larsen vs. Yodkhunpon

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

Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Alex Pereira vs. Burim Rama

Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Agron Preteni

GLORY 40 Copenhagen airs live on ESPN2 Saturday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for GLORY 40 Copenhagen and GLORY 40 SuperFight Series are now available for purchase at billetlugen.dk.

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