GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the co-headline bout and final two one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament participants for GLORY 31 Amsterdam.
No. 2 ranked heavyweight Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (38-6-1, 18 KO) and returningHesdy “Fighterheart” Gerges will rock RAI Amsterdam in the co-headline bout onSaturday, June 25.
Plus, feared Dutch-Surinamese contender Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (58-20-3, 33 KO), ranked No. 1 in the division, and GLORY newcomer Karim “The Felin” Benmansour of France kick off the one-night tournament.
Comprising the other first round tournament match-up are Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo(61-7, 45 KO), fresh off his classic battle with reigning welterweight kingpin Nieky Holzken, and Armenian-Belgian Harut Grigorian (50-9, 31 KO), who impressed in his GLORY debut, knocking out Máximo Suarez in April.
The tournament winner will face Holzken for the GLORY Welterweight World Championship at a later date.
GLORY Lightweight World Champion Robin “Pokerface” van Roosmalen (35-6, 19 KO) headlines GLORY 31 Amsterdam, defending his belt against No.1 ranked Sittichai(108-29-5, 26 KO) in a rematch of their hotly contested battle from November of last year.
The five-fight card for GLORY 31 Amsterdam can be found below:
GLORY 31 Amsterdam
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) vs. Sittichai
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Ismael Londt vs. Hesdy Gerges
Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Yoann Kongolo vs. Harut Grigorian
Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Murthel Groenhart vs. Karim Benmansour
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider that maintains offices in New York, Denver, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 200 countries. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing.