Guto Inocente (L) (James Law/GLORY)

GLORY 43 New York Results: Inocente Upsets Adegbuyi, Vannostrand Wins Featherweight Contender Tournament

On Friday, July 14, GLORY Kickboxing returned to North America for GLORY 43: New York which took place from the The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The night’s main card featured a heavyweight clash between two of the division’s best as Romanian¬†Benjamin Adegbuyi locked horns with Brazilian Guto Inocente.¬†Adegbuyi is currently listed as the promotion’s No. 1 contender and was riding a three-fight winning streak. Inocente saw a lengthy winning streak snapped in March, as he fell by decision to¬†Jamal Ben Saddik.

Also taking place on the main card was a one-night, four-man featherweight tournament. In one half of the ladder, knockout artist¬†Giga Chikadze took on Russia’s Aleksei Ulianov, while¬†American¬†Kevin¬†Vannostrand¬†met Road to GLORY winner¬†Mo Abdurahman in the other side of the bracket.


The night’s SuperFight Series featured an interim light heavyweight title affair between¬†former light heavyweight champion¬†Saulo Cavalari¬†and Ukrainian Pavel Zhuravlev.

Also in action was the women’s No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound fighter,¬†Anissa Meksen, who made her promotional debut against Brazilan Jady Menezes.

The action kicked off at 7:30 p.m. ET with the SuperFight Series streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. The main card moved to ESPN 2 and ESPN3 at 10 p.m. ET.

Guto Inocente def. Benjamin Adegbuyi by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Vannostrand def. Giga Chikadze by unanimous decision (30-26×3) – featherweight tournament final
Elvis Gashi def. Josh Jauncey by TKO (three knockdowns). Round 2, 2:59
Kevin Vannostrand def. Mo Abdurahman by TKO (two knockdowns in one round). Round 1, 1:52 – featherweight tournament semifinal
Giga Chikadze def. Aleksei Ulianov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – featherweight tournament semifinal
Pavel Zhuravlev def. Saulo Cavalari by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28) – for interim light heavyweight title
Bailey Sugden def. Arthur Sorsor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joe Taylor def. Ariel Sepulveda by TKO (three knockdowns). Round 2, 2:55
Anissa Meksen def. Jady Menezes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Itay Gershon def. Rafal Dudek by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Chenchen Li def. Terrance Hill by knockout (overhand right). Round 1, 1:45