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GLORY 54 Prelims Feature Five Fights Highlighted by Christi Brereton vs. Nicola Kaye


By Press Release

AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced the finalized five-fight preliminary card slated to precede GLORY 54 Birmingham and GLORY 54 SuperFight Series on Saturday, June 2.

In the evening’s most anticipated preliminary bout, ISKA European titleholder Nicola “Canelita” Kaye (14-2-2, 4 KO, fighting out of England), ranked No. 1 in the UK at 52.5 kg, journeys up in weight for a superfight showdown against 25-year-old Christi “Blonde Boom” Brereton (19-6-1, 7 KO, fighting out of England), also ranked No. 1 in her respective weightclass of 55 kg.

Plus, Liverpool’s Kevin Ward (41-10-1, 13 KO, fighting out of England) and Portugal’s Wilker “The Black Panther” Barros (15-5-2, 6 KO, fighting out of England), ranked No. 1 and No 2 respectively in the UK at 70 kg, meet in a clash of Muay Thai styles. This fight is a tournament reserve bout, meaning the winner will join the GLORY 54 SuperFight Series welterweight qualifying tournament should any participants be unable to compete.

The five-fight GLORY 54 preliminary card can be found below:

GLORY 54 Prelims

Welterweight Tournament Reserve Bout: Kevin Ward vs. Wilker Barros

Catchweight (55 kg) Bout: Christi Brereton vs. Nicola Kaye

Lightweight Bout: Vinny Church vs. Ben Woolliss

Catchweight (68 kg) Bout: Brad Stanton vs. Joe Himsworth

Lightweight Bout: Dean Pattinson vs. Ciaran Smith

The top three GLORY 54 prelim bouts will stream live on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well as the GLORY Facebook page, and Pluto TV channel 215 on Saturday, June 2, with an expected start time of 12:45 p.m. ET / 9:45 a.m. PT.

The seven-fight card for GLORY 54 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 54 SuperFight Series

Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga vs. Fraser Weightman

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Christian Baya vs. Josh Jauncey

Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Adam Hadfield

Lightweight Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Liu Xu

Lightweight Bout: Elvis Gashi vs. William Goldie-Galloway

Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 2: Mark Timms vs. Dawid Blaszke

Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 1: Jamie Bates vs. Tommie King

GLORY 54 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on Saturday, June 2.

Finally, GLORY heavyweight champion Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (53-10, 16 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) seeks his seventh title defense against No. 7-ranked Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac (56-12-1, 35 KO, fighting out of Croatia).

The four-fight card for GLORY 54 Birmingham can be found below:

GLORY 54 Birmingham

Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac

Welterweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev

Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov

Featherweight Bout: Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang

GLORY 54 Birmingham will be carried:

  • Saturday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT – Live on ESPN3
  • Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – ESPN2 Replay
  • Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT – ESPN Deportes (Spanish-language broadcast)

Tickets for GLORY 54 Birmingham and GLORY 54 SuperFight Series are on sale now, available for online purchase at theticketfactory.com or by telephone at 0844 338 0338.

For more information, visit glorykickboxing.com.

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