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GLORY 78 Features Badr Hari Plus Three Title Fights

Ruslan Navshyrvanov Staff Writer

GLORY Kickboxing has announced the full fight card for GLORY 78, which takes place Saturday, July 17 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

In addition to the main event of the evening, where heavyweight Badr Hari will face Poland’s Arkadiusz Wrzosek, there will be three title fights on the card.

Light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira will rematch former champion Artem Vakhitov, whom he defeated by controversial decision at GLORY 77.


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The promotion’s middleweight belt — which was previously held by Pereira before he became light heavyweight champion — is up for grabs between top-ranked Donovan Wisse and Yousri Belgaroui.

Finally, Tyjani Beztati will fight Elvis Gashi for the vacant lightweight title. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the belt was held by Marat Grigorian, but it was vacated when he and former champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong signed with ONE Championship.

GLORY 78 Fight Card
Badr Hari vs. Arkadiusz Wrzosek
Alex Pereira vs. Artem Vakhitov – for light heavyweight title
Donovan Wisse vs. Yousri Belgaroui – for vacant middleweight title
Tyjani Beztati vs. Elvis Gashi – for vacant lightweight title
Tarik Khbabez vs. Antonio Plazibat
Levi Rigters vs. Tomas Mozny
Nordine Mahieddine vs. Raul Catinas
Luis Tavares vs. Sergej Maslobojev
Mohamed “Hamicha” Mezouari vs. Dmitry Menshikov
Itay Gershon vs. Guerric Billet