GLORY Kickboxing travels to the Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon, France, on Saturday, Oct. 28, for GLORY 47: Lyon.
The promotion’s fifth trip to France features Artem Vakhitov’s third defense of his GLORY light heavyweight title against contender tournament winner Ariel Machado. Vakhitov makes the return to the ring for the first time since defending his belt against former champ Saulo Cavalari at GLORY 38.
Former GLORY welterweight champion Cédric Doumbé returns to his native France against one of the country’s other top stars, Yohan Lidon. Doumbé fell short against Murthel Groenhart in his failed title defense at GLORY 44 in August.
In the night’s featherweight contender tournament, current Rajadamnern stadium champ Fabio Pinca looks to earn a title shot against reigning GLORY champion Robin van Roosmalen. The fight comes just one month before Pinca clashes with Buakaw Banchamek at All Star Fight 3. However, standing in his way is well-traveled Muay Thai veteran Anvar Boynazarov. On the other side of the four-man bracket, top-15 featherweight Abdellah Ezbiri welcomes Azize Hlali to the GLORY ring.
In the night’s Super Fight Series headliner, former top-10 talents Dylan Salvador and Massaro Glunder lock horns for positioning in the competitive featherweight division.
Elsewhere on the card, the world’s top-ranked female kickboxer, Anissa Meksen, returns to the GLORY ring against Turkey’s Funda Alkayis, top-10 welterweight Alim Nabiev makes his GLORY debut against French Muay Thai specialist Jimmy Vienot, and a pair of French light heavyweights battle when undefeated Florent Kaouachi takes on Abdarhmane Coulibaly.
The GLORY 47 SuperFight Series airs at 1 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card airs live at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, Fox Sports Africa, SFR Sport 5, Fight Network (Canada), FreeSports (United Kingdom), OSN Sports (Middle East), Ziggo Sport (The Netherlands), Sky (New Zealand), Digisport (Europe), KBS (South Korea), Fight Channel (Bosnia & Herzegovina), KIX (Asia), QQ (China), and GLORY pay-per-view (International).
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which took place Friday, Oct. 27
Cédric Doumbé (168.9 lb / 76.6 kg) vs. Yohan Lidon (169.8 lb / 77 kg)
Azize Hlali (142.2 lb / 64.5 kg) vs. Abdellah Ezbiri (143.1 lb / 64.9 kg) – featherweight tournament semifinal
Fabio Pinca (143.1 lb / 64.9 kg) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg) – featherweight tournament semifinal
Dylan Salvador (143.3 lb / 65 kg) vs. Massaro Glunder (143.1 lb / 64.9 kg)
Florent Kaouachi (207 lb / 93.9 kg) vs. Abdarhmane Coulibaly (204.4 lb / 92.7 kg)
Anissa Meksen (116.4 lb / 52.8 kg) vs. Funda Alkayis (115.7 lb / 52.5 kg)
Yassine Ahaggan (184.8 lb / 83.8 kg) vs. Max Vorovski (185.9 lb / 84.3 kg)
Jimmy Vienot (168.4 lb / 76.4 kg) vs. Alim Nabiyev (167.8 lb / 76.1 kg)