GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES will be geo-blocked in Ex-Yugoslavia
Start time- 1:30PM ET/ 19:30CET
GLORY 26 AMSTERDAM will be geo-blocked in the USA and Ex-Yugoslavia
In the headline bout of GLORY 26 Amsterdam, the first of two world titles is on the line as GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (87-11, 46 KO) defends his belt against Dutch-Surinamese striker Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (58-18-3, 33 KO).
Representing a rematch long in the making, the two were originally scheduled to do battle for the second time at GLORY 19 Virginia in February, before an injury sidelined Groenhart. Instead, “The Predator” defeated Nicola Gallo and Karim Ghajji last week during the one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 25 Milan, securing his opportunity to avenge the 2010 loss to Holzken and capture GLORY gold.
No. 1 ranked Adegbuyi, who faced Verhoeven at GLORY 22 Lille in June, earned the rematch by defeating Mladen Brestovac and Jahfarr Wilnis in an exciting one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 24 Denver in October.
Moroccan-Dutch Mosab “Jaguar” Amrani (53-10-4, 16 KO) was the first participant to be announced for GLORY 26 Amsterdam’s one-night, four-man Featherweight Contender Tournament. Joining “Jaguar” will be South Korean veteran ChiBin Lim (69-17, 40 KO), who meets Amrani, ranked No. 1 in the weight class, in the first of two semi-final bouts.
In the second semi-final match-up, American dynamo Shane Oblonsky (10-4, 3 KO) welcomes GLORY newcomer Maykol Yurk (7-3).
The tournament winner will earn the next shot at newly crowned GLORY Featherweight World Champion Serhiy Adamchuk.