Training Injury to Nieky Holzken Forces Him Out of GLORY 45

An injury suffered during training has forced former welterweight champion Nieky Holzken out of the bout against Alim Nabiyev at GLORY 45 Amsterdam on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Due to the difficulty in replacing a fighter of Holzken’s caliber on short notice, the bout has been removed from the card and Nabiyev will make his GLORY debut at a future event.

The heavyweight tilt between Hesdy Gerges and Mladen Brestovac, originally scheduled as the GLORY 45 SuperFight Series headline bout, has been moved to later in the evening to serve as the co-headline bout of GLORY 45 Amsterdam.

A catchweight bout between local Muay Thai stylist Kevin Hessling (fighting out of the Netherlands) and Bulgaria’s Stoyan “The Sniper” Koprivlenski (7-0, 3 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) has been added to GLORY 45 SuperFight Series, kicking off the night of fights.

The complete five-fight cards for GLORY 45 Amsterdam and GLORY 45 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 45 Amsterdam
Featherweight Title Headline Bout:
 Robin van Roosmalen vs. Serhiy Adamchuk
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Hesdy Gerges vs. Mladen Brestovac
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Imad Hadar vs. Manny Mancha
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Michael Duut vs. Dragos Zubco

GLORY 45 Amsterdam will be carried live on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 30. The event will replay the following evening on ESPN 2 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.

GLORY 45 SuperFight Series
Middleweight Headline Bout: Jason Wilnis vs. Yousri Belgaroui
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. Massaro Glunder
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai
Welterweight Bout: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Wellington Uega
Catchweight (73 kg) Bout: Kevin Hessling vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski

GLORY 45 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 30.


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