On Friday, Nov. 7, GLORY hosted its 18th event, dubbed Return to Glory, from the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort in Shawnee, Okla.
In the night’s main event, lightweight title holder Davit Kiria took on Dutch powerhouse Robin van Roosmalen. Kiria captured gold at GLORY 14 in March with a knockout of Andy Ristie. It marked the Georgian fighter’s fifth win inside the GLORY ring. Van Roosmalen, meanwhile, bounced back from a loss to Ristie with decision win over Marat Grigorian in April. The 24-year-old defeated Kiria last November and looked to do so again with the title on the line.
The co-main event featured hard-hitting middleweight Wayne Barrett and Holland’s Jason Wilnis. Barrett was last in action in June, falling short in the promotion’s Last Man Standing tournament.
The card alsod feature a four-man, light heavyweight contender tournament. The bracket featured a match-up of knockout artists as Brian Collette and Zack Mwekassa locked horns, while Saulo Cavalari met Artem Vakhitov in the other half of the ladder.
The night’s main card aired live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.