On Thursday, Nov. 5, GLORY held the weigh-ins for its 25th event, which takes place Friday, Nov. 6, from PalaIper in Monza, Italy.
In the evening’s main event, two of the world’s very best lightweights will vie for the GLORY lightweight title. GLORY champion Robin van Roosmalen looks to defend his title for the second time against surging No. 1 contender Sittichai Sitsongpeenong. The champion last fought under the GLORY banner at GLORY 20 in Dubai. It was a bout in which he battled back and forth for five rounds with top lightweight Andy Ristie. Sittichai entered the GLORY ring with a bang, winning the GLORY 22 lightweight contender tournament by defeating two top-10 lightweights in one night.
In the evening’s co-main event, one of the sport’s most revered fighters will be making his return to GLORY for the first time since only his second career defeat at the hands of Andy Ristie at GLORY 12. Italian lightweight Giorgio Petrosyan will hunt for his 80th career victory when he meets fellow top-10 lightweight Josh Jauncey. The Canadian will be making his return to GLORY after losing to Sitthichai in the finals of the lightweight contender tournament at GLORY 22, a loss that marked his first defeat in five fights with the promotion.
The main card also features a a four-man, one-night welterweight contender tournament. Swiss fighter Yoann Kongolo fights Frenchman Karim Ghajji in one semifinal contest, while Dutch kickboxer Murthel Groenhart takes on Italian Nicola Gallo in the other semifinal bout.
The GLORY SuperFight Series features GLORY featherweight champion Gabriel Varga putting his title on the line against No. 1 contender Serhiy Adamchuk. Adamchuk burst onto the scene with a win over Marat Grigorian on less than 48 hours’ notice at GLORY 22. Varga last fought Mosab Amrani at GLORY 20. The five-round decision victory earned Varga the vacant featherweight crown.
The GLORY 25 main card will begin Friday at 4 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN3. The GLORY SuperFight Series stream will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Robin van Roosmalen (153 pounds / 69.4 kg) vs. Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (154.3 pounds / 70 kg) – for lightweight title
Giorgio Petrosyan (154.3 pounds / 70 kg) vs. Josh Jauncey (153.4 pounds / 69.6 kg)
Yoann Kongolo (169.3 pounds / 76.8 kg) vs. Karim Ghajji (169.8 pounds / 77 kg) – welterweight tournament semifinal
Murthel Groenhart (168.4 pounds / 76.4 kg) vs. Nicola Gallo (169.8 pounds / 77 kg) – welterweight tournament semifinal:
Gabriel Varga (143.3 pounds / 65 kg) vs. Serhiy Adamchuk (143.3 pounds / 65 kg) – for featherweight title
Danyo Ilunga (207.5 pounds / 94.1 kg) vs. Artem Vakhitov (204.1 pounds / 92.6 kg)
Vittorio Iermano (186.1 pounds / 84.4 kg) vs. Samir Boukhidous (185.4 pounds / 84.1 kg)
Stefano Bruno (169.8 pounds / 77 kg) vs. Hosam Radwan (168.2 pounds / 76.3 kg)
Anatoly Moiseev (153.9 pounds / 69.8 kg) vs. Teo Mikelic (153.9 pounds / 69.8 kg)