New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced new match-ups and tournament participants for GLORY 31 Amsterdam and GLORY 31 SuperFight Series on Saturday, June 25 in Amsterdam.
RAI Amsterdam hosts two title bouts once again, as 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.
Vying for light heavyweight gold atop the GLORY 31 SuperFight Series card, newly crowned champion Artem Vakhitov (15-5, 5 KO) of Russia faces his first challenger since capturing the title in March, taking on Dutch-Tunisian veteran Mourad “The Silent Power” Bouzidi (79-22-2, 34 KO), currently ranked No. 2 and riding a four-fight winning streak.
Both titles fights were announced previously during the GLORY 29 Copehagen and GLORY 29 SuperFight Series broadcasts on Saturday, April 16.
Joining the one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 31 Amsterdam are feared Dutch-Surinamese striker Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (58-20-3, 33 KO), ranked No. 1 in the division, and GLORY newcomer Karim “The Felin” Benmansour of France. The final two tournament participants will be announced at a later date, with the overall winner earning the next shot at GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken.
Fast and furious featherweights have been added to GLORY 31 SuperFight Series, as recent title challenger and world No. 1 Mosab “The Jaguar” Amrani (51-11-4, 18 KO) meets 22-year-old rising French prospect Eddy Naït-Slimani (60-1, 17 KO), who impressed in his GLORY debut in March.
The cards for GLORY 31 Amsterdam and GLORY 31 SuperFight Series thus far can be found below:
GLORY 31 Amsterdam
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) vs. Sittichai
Welterweight Contender Tournament Participants: Murthel Groenhart, Karim Benmansour
GLORY 31 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Vakhitov (c) vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Featherweight Bout: Mosab Amrani vs. Eddy Naït-Slimani
Additional match-ups for GLORY 31 Amsterdam and GLORY 31 SuperFight Series will be announced soon.
Tickets for GLORY 31 Amsterdam and GLORY 31 SuperFight Series will be available for purchase this Friday, April 22 at ticketmaster.nl.
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