On Saturday, Oct. 26, GLORY Kickboxing returned to Lyon, France for its 70th event.
In the night’s main event, former welterweight champion Murthel Groenhart clashed with American Troy Jones for the interim title. Groenhart was originally slated to challenge current titleholder Cédric Doumbé, but the Frenchman was forced to withdraw due to injury. The Dutch fighter Groenhart looked to rebound from a loss to recent title challenger Alim Nabiev. Jones entered the match-up carrying a 13-1 record that includes 11 knockouts. He was most recently in action at GLORY 68 in Miami, scoring a first-round knockout.
The action kicked off with a live preliminary-card stream on YouTube at 11:30 a.m. ET. The night’s SuperFight Series took place at 1 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The GLORY 70 main card began at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Murthel Groenhart def. Troy Jones by knockout (punches). Round 2, 2:38 – for interim welterweight title
Donovan Wisse def. Jason Wilnis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zakaria Zouggary def. Abdellah Ezbiri by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:25
Bruno Gazani def. Michaël Palandre by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Nordine Mahieddine def. Kirill Kornilov by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29, 28-29, 29-28)
Matěj Peňáz def. Yassine Ahaggan by TKO (retirement). Round 2, 1:06
Jamie Bates def. Vedat Hoduk by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Mohammed Hendouf def. Guerric Billet by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
Thong Fairtex def. Masaya Kubo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cedric Do def. Mehdi Kada by TKO (three-knockdown rule). Round 2, 1:04
Anaëlle Angerville def. Maria Lobo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Said Ahamada def. Yoann Mermoux by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
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