On Friday, Nov. 2, GLORY Kickboxing will hold its 61st event from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
In the night’s headliner, the world’s best kickboxer, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, puts his lightweight title on the line against a familiar foe, Canadian Josh Jauncey. The pair met previously in 2015 at GLORY 22 in Lille, France. Thailand’s Sitthichai was making his promotional debut that night and defeated Jauncey on the scorecards. Since then, Sitthichai has gone 22-2 over the last three years. Jauncey would go on to face a gauntlet of the division’s elite with mixed results. The 25-year-old has righted the ship recently, scoring massive wins over Stoyan Koprivienski and Christian Baya in last two appearances to earn a crack at gold.
Gold is also on the line in the night’s co-main event as Jady Menezes puts her belt on the line against the world’s best female kickboxer, Anissa Meksen. The pair met previously at GLORY 56 in Denver, with Brazil’s Menezes leaving the ring with one of the most controversial decisions in GLORY history, as well as the belt. Meksen will be out for revenge after the unexpected outcome in the pair’s last meeting.
GLORY 61 kicks off with the preliminary card streaming live on the promotion’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and Pluto TV 215 at 6 p.m. ET. The SuperFight Series streams live on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card airs live at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Jady Menezes (122 lb / 55.3 kg) vs. Anissa Meksen (121.4 lb / 55.1 kg) – for super bantamweight title
Myron Dennis (206.6 lb / 93.7 kg) vs. Chris Camozzi (208.6 lb / 94.6 kg)
Alan Scheinson (169 lb / 76.7 kg) vs. Omari Boyd (169 lb / 76.7 kg)
Kevin VanNostrand (143 lb / 64.9 kg) vs. Massaro Glunder (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg)
Asa Ten Pow (142 lb / 64.4 kg) vs. Niko Tsigaras (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg)
Malik Watson-Smith (169.6 lb / 76.9 kg) vs. Charles Rodriguez (170 lb / 77.1 kg)
Justin Houghton (153.6 lb / 69.7 kg) vs. Vince McGuinness (154 lb / 69.9 kg)
Ashley Nichols (121 lb / 54.9 kg) vs. Chommanee Sor Taehiran (121.8 lb / 55.2 kg)
Nate Richardson (142 lb / 64.4 kg) vs. Justin Greskiewicz (143.6 lb / 65.1 kg)
Houssam El Kasri (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg) vs. Abraham Vidales (142.4 lb / 64.6 kg)
Jonathan Di Bella (123.8 lb / 56.2 kg) vs. Mohamed Lemjerdine (125 lb / 56.7 kg)
Harry Germain (176.4 lb / 80 kg) vs. Iskandar Usmonov (179 lb / 81.2 kg)
John Pina (154 lb / 69.9 kg) vs. Joe Miller (154.6 lb / 70.1 kg)
Kemar Lindsay (137.4 lb / 62.3 kg) vs. Kris Anders (133 lb / 60.3 kg)