On Saturday, Dec. 7, GLORY Kickboxing returned to China for its 73rd event, touching down at the Nanshan Culture and Sports Center in Shenzhen.
In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Marat Grigorian put his belt on the line against undefeated Kosovan-American Elvis Gashi. Armenia’s Grigorian earned gold in May and successfully defended the title against Tyjani Beztati in October. Gashi had yet to taste defeat through 23 career fights, including five straight wins in the GLORY ring.
The action kicked off with a live preliminary-card stream on Pluto TV at 3:30 a.m. ET. The night’s SuperFight Series aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 5 a.m. ET. Finally, the main card aired at 7 a.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Marat Grigorian def. Elvis Gashi by knockout (punches). Round 5, 2:03 – for lightweight title
River Daz def. Goafeng Meng by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – featherweight tournament final
Josh Jauncey def. Stoyan Koprivlenski by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Goafeng Meng def. Masaya Kubo by unanimous decision (29-26, 30-25, 30-25, 30-25, 30-25) – featherweight tournament semifinal
River Daz def. Binqian Hu by unanimous decision (29-28 x5) – featherweight tournament semifinal
Chao Sun def. Farkhat Gassanov by TKO (low kicks). Round 3, 0:46
Jin Hyuk Kim def. Dongqiang Lu by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 3:00
Andrey Gerasimchuk vs. Bruno Chaves ruled a no-contest (accidental low blow). Round 1, 1:09
Bruno Gazani def. Vlad Tuinov by TKO (knee). Round 3, 0:23
Chuanlin Zhao def. Thong Fairtex by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:22
Jianhong Yu def. Yunlong Dou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Selina Flores def. Meng Zhang by split decision (28-29, 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)