Tiffany Van Soest Gets New Opponent for Her Glory Debut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GLORY 30 Los Angeles: Marat Grigorian vs. Djimé

GLORY 30 SuperFight Series: Tiffany van Soest vs. Esma Hasshass

 Friday, May 13 – Citizens Business Bank Arena

GLORY 30 Los Angeles – Live on ESPN3 at 9:30 p.m. PT

GLORY 30 SuperFight Series – Live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7 p.m. PT

New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the co-headline bout at GLORY 30 Los Angeles, finalizing that card, and a new opponent for debutant Tiffany van Soest, finalizing the card for GLORY 30 SuperFight Series. Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. hosts both cards on Friday, May 13.
Rebooking what was once an opening round tournament match-up at GLORY 28 Paris, aggressive Belgian lightweight Marat Grigorian (45-9-2, 26 KO) will face French finisher Djimé (51-13-4, 18 KO) in the co-headline bout of GLORY 30 Los Angeles.
GLORY 30 Los Angeles is headlined by GLORY Middleweight World Champion Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (43-2-2, 24 KO) making his first title defense 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.
Plus, the one-night, four-man Welterweight Qualification Tournament, with the winner being granted entry into GLORY’s Welterweight Contender Tournament later this year
GLORY 30 Los Angeles airs live on ESPN3, Friday, May 13 at 9:30 p.m. PT, with a replay two days later on ESPN2, Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. PT. For Spanish-language viewers, the card will air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, June 3.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 30 Los Angeles can be found below:
GLORY 30 Los Angeles
Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (c) vs. Dustin Jacoby

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Djimé

Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B

Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Francois Ambang vs. Daniel Morales

Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Casey Greene vs. Richard Abraham

Kicking off GLORY 30 SuperFight Series on UFC FIGHT PASS, newly-signed striking sensation Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest (14-2-1, 5 KO) comes home to California for her GLORY debut. Dutch-stylist Esma “Fight Queen” Hasshass (9-2, 3 KO), fighting out of Morocco, steps in on short notice to replace Van Soest’s original opponent in the super bantamweight (122 lb / 55.5 kg) bout.
In the GLORY 30 SuperFight Series headline bout, top middleweight contender and hometown favorite Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (21-6, 12 KO) returns to the site of his classic one-night tournament title at GLORY 10, facing 25-year-old Dutch-kickboxing phenom Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (27-6-1, 7 KO).

Due to an injury sustained during training, Chi Lewis-Parry has been forced to withdraw from his fight with UFC veteran Guto Inocente (30-7, 17 KO). In his place, Dutch heavyweight Brian “Bad Ass” Douwes will make his GLORY debut and face Inocente in the co-headline bout of GLORY 30 SuperFight Series.
GLORY 30 SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7 p.m. PT.
The full five-fight card for GLORY 30 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 30 SuperFight Series
Middleweight Headline Bout: Joe Schilling vs. Jason Wilnis

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Brian Douwes vs. Guto Inocente

Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire vs. Karl Roberson

Light-Heavyweight Bout: Manny Mancha vs. Warren Thompson

Super Bantamweight Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Esma Hasshass

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.

About GLORY:

Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider that maintains offices in New York, Denver, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 200 countries. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS, and visit us online at glorykickboxing.com.

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