On Saturday, Nov. 5, GLORY kickboxing returns to France for GLORY 35: Nice. The world’s top kickboxing promotion returns to Europe after a successful event in Broomfield, Colo., just two weeks ago.
In the night’s main event, GLORY light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov is set for a unification bout against interim light heavyweight champion Zack Mwekassa. Vakhitov won the title with a dominant performance over Brazil’s Saulo Cavalari at GLORY 28. An injury to the champion derailed the initial meeting between Vakhitov and Mwekassa at GLORY 31 in June. Mwekassa took home the interim title after knocking out top-10 light heavyweight Mourad Bouzidi in the first round in Amsterdam.
Also on the night’s main card, heavyweights vie for the next shot at the GLORY world title in a one-night, four-man heavyweight contender tournament. Enfusion and Kunlun Fight heavyweight champion Jahfarr Wilnis returns to GLORY to compete for a crack at the world’s top heavyweight, Rico Verhoeven. Wilnis will have vengeance on his mind when he meets FFC heavyweight kingpin Mladen Brestovac, the last man to knock him out. In the other leg of the tournament, Belgium’s Benjamin Adegbuyi goes up against top-10 heavyweight Hesdy Gerges.
The night’s SuperFight Series action is highlighted by former GLORY featherweight champion, Serhiy Adamchuk, who moves up a weight division to take on top-10 lightweight Josh Jauncey.
Zinedine Hameur-Lain (208.3 lb / 94.5 kg) vs. Pavel Zhuravlev (205.9 lb / 93.4 kg)
Jahfarr Wilnis (250 lb / 113.4 kg) vs. Mladen Brestovac (253.8 lb / 115.1 kg) – heavyweight tournament semifinal
Benjamin Adegbuyi (257.5 lb / 116.8 kg) vs. Hesdy Gerges (240.1 lb / 108.9 kg) – heavyweight tournament semifinal
Nicolas Wamba (240.1 lb / 108.9 kg) vs. Nordine Mahieddine (235.2 lb / 106.7 kg)
Karim Benmansour (169.3 lb / 76.8 kg) vs. Eyevan Danenberg (168.9 lb / 76.6 kg)
Amel Dehby (122.1 lb / 55.4 kg) vs. Jiwaen Lee (120.2 lb / 54.5 kg) – women’s super bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Josh Jauncey (153.9 lb / 69.8 kg) vs. Christian Baya (153.7 lb / 69.7 kg)
Petpanomrung Kiatmoo9 (141.1 lb / 64 kg) vs. Stanislav Renita (142.4 lb / 64.6 kg)
Cedric Castaigna (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg) vs. Vang Moua (140.9 lb / 63.9 kg)