Anissa Meksen (R) (Amanda Armstrong/Combat Press)

GLORY Heads to Chicago with Back-to-Back Events in November

GLORY Kickboxing is returning to the Windy City.

Today the promotion revealed that it will be hosting a “Weekend of GLORY” on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Friday’s GLORY 71 event will be headlined by a super bantamweight title clash between French champion Anissa Meksen and American challenger Tiffany van Soest. The pair have met twice previously, with Meksen leaving the ring with the belt on both occasions.


The following night at GLORY 72, featherweight champion Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao puts his belt on the line against surging Russian contender Aleksei Ulianov. Thailand’s Petchpanomrung has reeled off seven straight wins inside the GLORY ring, including back-to-back title defenses. Ulianov rides a three-fight winning streak into his title challenge.

GLORY 71 also features a heavyweight rematch between multiple-time title challenger Benjamin Adegbuyi of Romania and Curacao’s D’Angelo Marshall. Adegbuyi dispatched of Marshall in just 36 seconds in the pair’s previous meeting at GLORY 50 in Chicago.

More bouts for both cards are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.