On Friday, Dec. 1, GLORY Kickboxing hosted its 48th event from the The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In the night’s main card headliner, American Kevin VanNostrand battled Anvar Boynazarov for interim gold in the featherweight division. VanNostrand earned a shot at gold by winning the GLORY 43 one-night tournament. Boynazarov, meanwhile, came up short in his recent tournament bid, but with eventual winner Abdellah Ezbiri unable to compete in New York, Boynazarov looked to deliver another highlight-reel finish.
The night’s SuperFight Series featured a super bantamweight title fight between champion Tiffany van Soest and the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound female kickboxer, Anissa Meksen.
Also on the card, the promotion held a one-night, four-man middleweight qualifying tournament, as well as the promotional debuts of UFC veterans Thiago Silva and Chris Camozzi.
The GLORY 48 SuperFight Series aired at 7:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card streamed live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN3, with the replay airing on ESPN2 on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Kevin VanNostrand def. Anvar Boynazarov by knockout (knee to the liver). Round 1, 1:06 – for interim featherweight title
Robert Thomas def. Mike Lemaire by knockout (overhand right). Round 3, 0:18 – middleweight tournament semifinal
Thiago Silva def. John King by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Robert Thomas def. Wayne Barrett by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Mike Lemaire def. Matt Baker by extra round unanimous decision (10-9×3) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Anissa Meksen def. Tiffany van Soest by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – for super bantamweight title
Chris Camozzi def. Kyle Weickhardt by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 2, 3:00
Elvis Gashi def. Nate Richardson by unanimous decision (30-26×3)
Ivan Galaz def. Paul Banasiak by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) – middleweight tournament reserve bout
Itay Gershon def. Justin Houghton by unanimous decision (30-27×3)