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Co-Headline Bout, Welterweight Contender Tourney – GLORY 31

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Co-Headline Bout: Ismael Londt vs. Hesdy Gerges

Weltwerwight Tournament Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Karim Benmansour
Weltwerwight Tournament Bout: Yoann Kongolo vs. Harut Grigorian


New York, NY – 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 returning Hesdy “Fighterheart” Gerges will rock RAI Amsterdam in the co-headline bout on Saturday, 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

Tickets for GLORY 31 Amsterdam are on sale now, priced at 195 €, 115 €, 95 €, 75 €, 65 € and 45 €. Tickets are available for purchase via Must be 16 years of age or older to attend.

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