On Thursday, Dec. 3, GLORY hosted the weigh-ins for GLORY 26: Amsterdam which takes place Friday, Dec. 4 in Holland.
The GLORY welterweight title will be on the line in the main event when defending champion Nieky Holzken puts his belt on the line against GLORY welterweight contender tournament winner Murthel Groenhart. Groenhart earned his title shot with two wins in one night at GLORY 25: Milan in November. Holzken won the vacant title at GLORY 23: Las Vegas when former GLORY welterweight champion Joseph Valtellini vacated the title due to post-concussion syndrome. The championship bout is a rematch of an October 2010 bout in which Holzken defeated Groenhart by decision after an extension round during the quarterfinals of the United Glory 2010-11 World Series.
In the evening’s co-main event, GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven will attempt to stave off No. 1 contender Benjamin Adegbuyi’s second shot at a GLORY gold. Verhoeven has defended his crown twice since earning the title with a decision victory over Daniel Ghiţă at GLORY 17: Los Angeles. He last defended his title against Adegbuyi at GLORY 22: Lille in June. Adegbuyi earned his second crack at the Dutchman with victories over Mladen Brestovac and Jahfarr Wilnis in the same night at GLORY 24: Denver in October.
The main card also features a four-man, one-night featherweight contender tournament. Former GLORY featherweight title challenger Mosab Amrani meets K-1 veteran Chi Bin Lim, while American Shane Oblonsky will take on Brazil’s Maykol Yurk.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Rico Verhoeven (254 pounds / 115.2 kg) vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi (263.2 pounds / 119.4 kg)- for heavyweight title
Mosab Amrani (142.6 pounds / 64.7 kg) vs. ChiBin Lim (143.3 pounds / 65 kg) – featherweight contender tournament semifinal
Shane Oblonsky (142.9 pounds / 64.8 kg) vs. Maykol Yurk (143.1 pounds / 64.9 kg) – featherweight contender tournament semifinal
Errol Zimmerman (255.7 pounds / 116 kg) vs. Thomas Vanneste (264.6 pounds / 120 kg)
Danyo Ilunga (207.2 pounds / 94 kg) vs. Mourad Bouzidi (208.8 pounds / 94.7 kg)
Fred Sikking (207 pounds / 93.9 kg) vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain (203.7 pounds / 92.4 kg)
Yoann Kongolo (169.5 pounds / 76.9 kg) vs. Karapet Karapetyan (168.2 pounds / 76.3 kg)
Perviz Abdullayev (154.3 pounds / 70 kg) vs. Aziz Kallah (154.3 pounds / 70 kg)