GLORY today announced the co-headline bout at GLORY 30 Los Angeles, finalizing that card, and a new opponent for debutant Tiffany van Soest, finalizing the card for GLORY 30 SuperFight Series. Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. hosts both cards on Friday, May 13.
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Rebooking what was once an opening round tournament match-up at GLORY 28 Paris, aggressive Belgian lightweight Marat Grigorian (45-9-2, 26 KO) will face French finisherDjimé (51-13-4, 18 KO) in the co-headline bout of GLORY 30 Los Angeles.
GLORY 30 Los Angeles is headlined by GLORY Middleweight World Champion Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (43-2-2, 24 KO) making his first title defense against No. 3 rankedDustin “The Hanyak” Jacoby (9-6, 7 KO), who enters the bout riding a five-fight winning streak, all five coming by way of knockout.
Plus, the one-night, four-man Welterweight Qualification Tournament, with the winner being granted entry into GLORY’s Welterweight Contender Tournament later this year
GLORY 30 Los Angeles airs live on ESPN3, Friday, May 13 at 9:30 p.m. PT, with a replaytwo days later on ESPN2, Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. PT. For Spanish-language viewers, the card will air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, June 3.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 30 Los Angeles can be found below:
GLORY 30 Los Angeles
Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (c) vs. Dustin Jacoby
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Djimé
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Francois Ambang vs. Daniel Morales
Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Casey Greene vs. Richard Abraham
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Kicking off GLORY 30 SuperFight Series on UFC FIGHT PASS, newly-signed striking sensation Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest (14-2-1, 5 KO) comes home to California for her GLORY debut. Dutch-stylist Esma “Fight Queen” Hasshass (9-2, 3 KO), fighting out of Morocco, steps in on short notice to replace Van Soest’s original opponent in the super bantamweight (122 lb / 55.5 kg) bout.
In the GLORY 30 SuperFight Series headline bout, top middleweight contender and hometown favorite Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (21-6, 12 KO) returns to the site of his classic one-night tournament title at GLORY 10, facing 25-year-old Dutch-kickboxing phenom Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (27-6-1, 7 KO).
Due to an injury sustained during training, Chi Lewis-Parry has been forced to withdraw from his fight with UFC veteran Guto Inocente (30-7, 17 KO). In his place, Dutch heavyweight Brian “Bad Ass” Douwes will make his GLORY debut and face Inocente in the co-headline bout of SuperFight Series.
SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7 p.m. PT.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 30 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 30 SuperFight Series
Middleweight Headline Bout: Joe Schilling vs. Jason Wilnis
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Brian Douwes vs. Guto Inocente
Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire vs. Karl Roberson
Light-Heavyweight Bout: Manny Mancha vs. Warren Thompson
Super Bantamweight Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Esma Hasshass
Tickets for GLORY 30 Los Angeles and SuperFight Series are on-sale now, priced at $152, $97, $77, $62 and $37. Tickets are available for purchase via AXS.com and at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office.