New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, has announced three new match-ups for the organization’s first visit to the Garden State on Friday, Sept. 9 when Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ hosts GLORY 33 New Jersey and GLORY 33 SuperFight Series.
The co-headline bout of GLORY 33 SuperFight Series, airing live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8:30 p.m. ET, showcases heavyweight rivals battling for the second time in as many years.
Maintaining momentum after his knockout of Maurice Greene in July is 6’9″ British bruiser “Chopper” Chi Lewis-Parry (7-1, 3 KO), currently ranked No. 9, taking on the man who defeated him last year, No. 7 ranked Xavier “X-Man” Vigney (10-1, 8 KO).
In their first meeting at GLORY 21 San Diego last May, Vigney earned the TKO victory over Lewis-Parry in the final round of a one-night, four-man Heavyweight Qualification Tournament.
GLORY previously announced the middleweight title tilt between reigning GLORY World Champion Simon”Bad Bwoy” Marcus (44-2-2, 24 KO) of Canada and 25-year-old Dutch-kickboxing phenom Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (28-6-1, 7 KO), as well as the Super Bantamweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout between former Bellator MMA strawweight champion Zoila “Warrior Princess” Frausto (4-0, 2 KO) and dangerous German boxer Daniela Graf (23-4-1, 2 KO).
No. 8 ranked welterweight Francois “Bang Bang” Ambang (16-6, 6 KO) gives Mexican prospect Daniel “La Maquina” Morales a chance at redemption after falling short in their first encounter, while GLORY newcomers Rami Ibrahim and David Moore face off at 140 pounds to round out the GLORY 33 SuperFight Series card.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 33 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 33 SuperFight Series
Middleweight World Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus vs. Jason Wilnis
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. Xavier Vigney
Super Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal Bout: Zoila Frausto vs. Daniela Graf
Welterweight Bout: Francois Ambang vs. Daniel Morales
Catchweight (140 lb) Bout: Rami Ibrahim vs. David Moore
Later in the evening, GLORY 33 New Jersey – which will be carried live on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET – is headlined by heavyweight Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (48-10-1, 12 KO) of the Netherlands defending his GLORY World Championship for a record fifth time, welcoming Brazilian challenger Anderson “Braddock” Silva (40-14-1, 25 KO).
GLORY has partnered with promoter Lou Neglia, former kickboxing world champion and current Ring of Combat president, to present an action-packed evening of stand-up striking.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET, ticket holders in attendance at Sun National Bank Center will witness a combination of amateur and professional kickboxing bouts featuring local talent, leading into the start of GLORY 33 SuperFight Series at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets for GLORY 33 New Jersey and GLORY 33 SuperFight Series are on sale now, priced at $100, $75, $45, and $30. Tickets are available for purchase via sunnationalbankcenter.com or by visiting the Sun National Bank Center box office.
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