New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced two replacements and one new bout for GLORY 31 SuperFight Series in Amsterdam on Saturday, June 25.
Due to injury, GLORY Light Heavyweight World Champion Artem Vakhitov will no longer defend his title in the headline bout of GLORY 31 SuperFight Series.
In his place, Congolese knockout artist Zack “The Black Warrior” Mwekassa (14-3, 12 KO) takes on Vakhitov’s previously scheduled opponent, Dutch-Tunisian veteran Mourad “The Silent Power” Bouzidi (79-22-2, 34 KO), currently ranked No. 3 and riding a four-fight winning streak.
Last week, GLORY announced the formation of its Super Bantamweight division and Grand Prix tournament to determine the inaugural champion of the new weight class.
In the second of four quarterfinal bouts to play out this year, 21-year-old Dutch prospect Isis Verbeek (8-2, 5 KO) will face Russian veteran Irina Mazepa (10-19, 5 KO) at GLORY 31 SuperFight Series.
Replacing previously announced Iman Barlow in the match-up, Mazepa steps in from the tournament reserve bout against Ferial Ameeroedien, who will be rebooked at a later date.
Welterweights Máximo “The Gladiator” Suarez (38-4, 21 KO) of Spain and GLORY newcomer Eyevan “Mister Cool” Danenberg of the Netherlands will kick off the card live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
The five-fight card for GLORY 31 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 31 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zack Mwekassa vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. Anatoly Moiseev
Featherweight Bout: Mosab Amrani vs. Eddy Naït-Slimani
Super Bantamweight Bout: Isis Verbeek vs. Irina Mazepa
Welterweight Bout: Máximo Suarez vs. Eyevan Danenberg
Tickets for GLORY 31 Amsterdam and GLORY 31 SuperFight Series are on sale now, priced at 195 €, 115 €, 95 €, 75 €, 65 € and 45 €. Tickets are available for purchase via ticketmaster.nl. Must be 16 years of age or older to attend.
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