Semifinal Match-Up Between Benjamin Adegbuyi and Hesdy Gerges Finalizes GLORY 35 Heavyweight Contender Tournament
Nicolas Wamba vs. Nordine Mahieddine Added to GLORY 35 SuperFight Series
New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced two hard-hitting heavyweight match-ups for the organization’s return to France, taking place at Palais Nikaia in Nice on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Romanian heavyweight Benjamin “Mister Gentleman” Adegbuyi (25-4, 16 KO), currently ranked No. 2 in the division, meets No. 5 ranked Egyptian slugger Hesdy “Fighterheart” Gerges (49-17-1, 23 KO) as part of the one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 35 Nice.
GLORY previously announced the other semifinal tournament bout between Jahfarr Wilnis (29-7-1, 8 KO) and Mladen Brestovac (50-11-1, 33 KO). The tournament winner at GLORY 35 Nice, having fought and been victorious twice in a single evening, will fight for the GLORY heavyweight world championship at a later date.
Reigning GLORY lightweight champion Sittichai (112-29-5, 30 KO) headlines GLORY 35 Nice, defending the belt against 25-year-old Armenian-Belgian challenger Marat Grigorian (48-9-2, 29 KO).
Sittichai captured the title at GLORY 31 Amsterdam in June, earning a hard fought decision over then-champion Robin van Roosmalen. Grigorian last competed for GLORY in May, submitting his entry for Knockout of the Year against Djimé at GLORY 30 Los Angeles (YouTube Video – Knockout of the Year Contender: Here).
GLORY 35 Nice airs live on ESPN3 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 5, with a replay broadcast on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 6.
The complete card for GLORY 35 Nice can be found below:
GLORY 35 Nice
Lightweight World Title Headline Bout: Sittichai (c) vs. Marat Grigorian
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Hesdy Gerges
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Mladen Brestovac
GLORY 35 SuperFight Series has also added its own heavyweight tilt, as French natives Nicholas “Junior” Wamba (46-7, 21 KO) and GLORY newcomer Nordine Mahieddine (18-6, 11 KO) trade strikes for the hometown crowd.
The unification of GLORY’s light heavyweight titles headlines GLORY 35 SuperFight Series, as champion Artem Vakhitov (16-5, 6 KO) and interim champion Zack “The Black Warrior” Mwekassa (15-3, 13 KO) square off for the undisputed light heavyweight championship.
GLORY 35 SuperFight Series streams lives and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The announced bouts for GLORY 35 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 35 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Title Unification Bout: Artem Vakhitov (c) vs. Zack Mwekassa (ic)
Welterweight Bout: Karim Benmansour vs. Eyevan Danenberg
Heavyweight Bout: Nicholas Wamba vs. Nordine Mahieddine
Super Bantamweight Bout: Amel Dehby vs. Ji-Waen Lee
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. Dylan Salvador
One additional bout for GLORY 35 SuperFight Series is expected to be announced shortly to finalize the card.
Tickets for GLORY 35 Nice and GLORY 35 SuperFight Series are on sale now and are priced at €176, €126, €94, €58.50, €28. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.fr, Fnac.fr, and Nikaia.fr.
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