New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced three competitors to participate in the one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 29 Copenhagen and three bouts for GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, both scheduled for April 16 from Forum Copenhagen in Denmark.
Comprising three of the four entrants in GLORY’s one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament are the recently signed Dutch-Surinamese striker Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (36-6-1, 18 KO), 29-year-old Brazilian veteran Anderson “Braddock” Silva (39-13-1, 24 KO), and GLORY 24 Denver Contender Tournament runner-up Jahfarr Wilnis (29-6-1, 8 KO) of the Netherlands. The final tournament entrant, as well as the first round tournament match-ups, will be announced shortly.
GLORY 29 Copenhagen, is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.
The updated card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen, airing live at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on ESPN3, can be found below:
GLORY 29 Copenhagen
Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Niclas Larsen vs. Mohammed El-Mir
Heavyweight Contender Tournament Participants: Ismael Londt, Anderson Silva, Jahfarr Wilnis
Plus, three bouts have been added to GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, headlined by the lightweight scrap between GLORY newcomers Hysni Beqiri of Switzerland and Armenian-Belgian Harut Grigorian.
Heavyweight Cihad Kepenek of Turkey meets 6’8″ prospect Tomas “The Giant Slovak” Mozny, while Swedish welterweight, fighting under the American flag Alex Harris takes on No. 8 ranked Jonatan Oliveira of Brazil, and Denmark’s own Rhassan “The Pitbull” Muhareb battles Sweden’s Abdou Karim Chorr at lightweight.
One additional bout is expected to be added to complete a five-fight card.
The updated card for GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, airing live at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT on UFC FIGHT PASS, can be found below:
GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen
Lightweight Bout: Hysni Beqiri vs. Harut Grigorian
Heavyweight Bout: Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Welterweight Bout: Alex Harris vs. Jonatan Oliveira
Lightweight Bout: Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abdou Karim Chorr
Tickets for GLORY 29 Copenhagen and GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen are priced between 275 DKK and 1275 DKK and are available for purchase at billetlugen.dk.
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