More Fights Added to Glory 2 Show in Brussels
GLORY just announced some more fights for their October 6 show, titled "GLORY 2 Brussels," which takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The main event, pitting Remy Bonjasky against Anderson "Braddock" Silva had already been announced as well a bunch of names that would be on the card.
Gokhan Saki will return in his first fight since May as he takes on Mourad Bouzidi. Saki still remains one of the top heavyweights in the world, and now is really a full blown heavyweight, weighing in at 108kg/238lbs for his fight against Carter Williams in May. Bouzidi is in a spot that Saki is all too familiar with, as he is on the smaller end of heavyweight. Bouzidi last fought on June 30, defeating Rustei Kreshnik by KO from a knee at It's Showtime.
At 79kg/175lbs, Murthel Groenhart faces Belgium's Marc de Bonte, one of the more unheralded fighters at this weight. de Bonte is a solid fighter with good boxing that he showcased in the MPL when he defeated Jiri Zak. He also recently went to Germany and showcased himself to Team Sauerland, a powerhouse in boxing over there.
Nieky Holzken continues to go up in weight as he faces Murat Direkci at 78kg/172lbs. Direkci last fought in January at It's Showtime where many thought he should've gotten the decision over Robin van Roosmalen. He said that that was his last fight but it appears now that it wasn't. Direkci has been a 70kg fighter for most of his career but the word out of the kickboxing scene in Holland was that he didn't want to make the weight anymore. As for Holzken, he comes off a win via body shots over Alex Harris at GLORY's last show in May in Stockholm, Sweden.
Another fighter who was going to retire, Mohamed Khamal, is now back and he faces Marat Grigorian at 71kg. GLORY convinced him to come back and that's great because Khamal is still one of the best fighters, whether it be at 70kg or lower in weight.
Heavyweight up and comer Jamal Ben Saddik fights Jahffar Wilnis, and as previously posted on LiverKick, It's Showtime 95MAX World Champion Danyo Ilunga fights Ali Cenik at 97kg. Read the full press release from GLORY here.
Here is the fight card so far:
HW: Remy Bonjasky vs. Anderson "Braddock" Silva
HW: Gokhan Saki vs. Mourad Bouzidi
79kg: Murthel Groenhart vs. Marc de Bonte
78kg: Nieky Holzken vs. Murat Direkci
71kg: Mohamed Khamal vs. Marat Grigorian
HW: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis
97kg: Danyo Ilunga vs. Ali Cenik