On Saturday, March 12, GLORY headed to Paris for its 28th event from the the Accorhotels Arena.
The event featured a trio of title fights with heavyweight kingpin Rico Verhoeven taking on Croatia’s Mladen Brestovac in the headlining affair. Topping the night’s SuperFight Series, light heavyweight titleholder Saulo Cavalari faced off with Russia’s Artem Vakhitov in a rematch of their GLORY 20 meeting which Cavalari claimed via decision. Also, featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk put his belt on the line for the first time against recent tournament winner, Mosab Amrani.
The main card also featured a one-night, four-man lightweight contender tournament that included recent title challenger Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, Davit Kiria, Marat Grigorian and Anatoly Moiseev.
The GLORY 28 SuperFight Series aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 1 p.m. ET, with the main card following on ESPN 3 at 4 p.m. ET.
Rico Verhoeven def. Mladen Brestovac by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) – for heavyweight title
Sittichai Sitsonpeenong def. Marat Grigorian by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – lightweight tournament final
Cedric Doumbe def. Murthel Groenhart by unanimous decision (29-27,30-26, 30-26)
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong def. Davit Kiria by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)- lightweight tournament semifinal
Marat Grigorian def. Anatoly Moiseev by unanimous decision (30-25 x3) – lightweight tournament semifinal
Artem Vakhitov def. Saulo Cavalari by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) – for light heavyweight title
Serhiy Adamchuk def. Mosab Amrani by unanimous decision (49-44 x3) – for featherweight title
Xavier Vigney def. Freddy Kemayo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Josh Jauncey def. Johan Tkac by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 3:00
Jason Wilnis def. Filip Verlinden by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Eddy Nait-Slimani def. Maykol Yurk by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)