On Saturday, June 22, GLORY Kickboxing returned to France, hosting its 66th event from the Zenith Paris – La Villette in Paris.
In the night’s main event, multiple-time welterweight champion Cédric Doumbé put his belt on the line in his home country against Azerbaijani fighter Alim Nabiyev. The pair met previously at GLORY 51, with Nabiyev claiming victory by split decision. Doumbé recaptured the belt with a second-round finish of Harut Grigorian in March to set up the rematch.
Two other belts were on the line at the event as women’s super bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen defended against Sofia Olofsson in the co-main event and light heavyweight titleholder Artem Vakhitov headlined the SuperFight Series against challenger Donegi Abena.
The preliminary-card action kicked off at 11:30 a.m. ET on the promotion’s YouTube page. The SuperFight Series followed at 1 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, with the main card streaming at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Cédric Doumbé def. Alim Nabiyev by knockout (punch). Round 2, 2:48 – for welterweight title
Anissa Meksen def. Sofia Olofsson by TKO (cut). Round 1, 2:06 – for women’s super bantamweight title
Mohamed Mezouari def. Adam Hadfield by TKO (body shot). Round 1, 1:35
Felipe Micheletti def. Luis Tavares by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Artem Vakhitov def. Donegi Abena by split decision (47-48, 49-46, 49-46, 48-47, 48-47) – for light heavyweight title
Artur Gorlov def. Yegish Yegoian by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Stoyan Koprivlenski def. Mohammed Jaraya by TKO (cut). Round 3, 2:13
Antonio Plazibat def. Nordine Mahieddine by unanimous decision (29-28 x5)
Aleksei Ulianov def. Masaya Kubo by unanimous decision (30-26 x5)
Michaël Palandre def. Vlad Tuinov by split decision (28-29, 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matěj Peňáz def. Matthieu Ceva by TKO (three-knockdown rule). Round 1, 1:46
Guerric Billet def. William Goldie-Galloway by unanimous decision (30-26 x5)
Sarah Moussaddak def. Aurore Dos Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)