New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the final entrant for its one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament, part of the five-fight pure striking affair on April 16.
25-year-old Russian heavyweight prospect Kirill Kornilov (7-1) makes his GLORY debut, joining 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 in GLORY’s one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament, finalizing the GLORY 29 card set for Forum Copenhagen in Denmark.
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.
GLORY 29 Copenhagen airs live on ESPN3, Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, with a replay in primetime that evening on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. For Spanish-language viewers, the event will also air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 30.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen, including first round tournament match-ups, can be found below:
GLORY 29 Copenhagen
Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Niclas Larsen vs. Mohammed El-Mir
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Ismael Londt
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Kirill Kornilov
As part of GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, welterweight Meran Zangana, fighting out of Sweden by way of Kurdistan, now faces No. 8 ranked Jonatan Oliveira of Brazil. Zangana replaces Alex Harris, who was forced from the card due to injury.
Congolese knockout artist Zack “The Black Warrior” Mwekassa (13-3, 12 KO) headlines GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, returning to the GLORY ring for the first time since vying for the light heavyweight title in September of last year, taking on No. 8 ranked muay-thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-12, 33 KO), fighting out of France.
GLORY 29 SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS, Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m PT.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 29 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 29 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zack Mwekassa vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain
Heavyweight Bout: Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Welterweight Bout: Jonatan Oliveira vs. Meran Zangana
Lightweight Bout: Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abdou Karim Chorr
Welterweight Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Maximo Suarez
Tickets for GLORY 29 Copenhagen and GLORY 29 SuperFight Series are priced between 275 DKK and 1275 DKK and are available for purchase at billetlugen.dk.
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After capturing gold at GLORY 27 Chicago last month, GLORY Middleweight World Champion Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (43-2-2, 24 KO) makes his first title defense at GLORY 30 Los Angeles against No. 3 ranked Dustin “The Hanyak” Jacoby (9-6, 7 KO), who enters the bout riding a five-fight winning streak, all five coming by way of knockout.
Additional match-ups for GLORY 30 Los Angeles and GLORY 30 SuperFight Series will be announced soon.
Tickets for GLORY 30 Los Angeles and GLORY 30 SuperFight Series are on-sale now, priced at $152, $97, $77, $62 and $37. Tickets are available for purchase via AXS.com and at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office.
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