GLORY Kickboxing issued a press release today announcing the cards for the GLORY 53 and GLORY 53 Superfight Series events taking place on May 12 in Lille, France.
Muay Thai master Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong will defend his lightweight championship against young upstart Tyjani Beztati in the GLORY 53 Headline Bout. Beztati is coming off an impressive knockout win in March, while the Thai looked superb in successfully defending his title against Chris Baya at the GLORY 50 Superfight Series in February.
Jamal Ben Saddik will try to rebound from his loss to heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven. Ben Saddik faces veteran Jahfarr Wilnis. Anissa Meksen risks her super bantamweight title against fellow French fighter Amel Dehby.
The GLORY 53 Superfight Series card features Cedric Doumbe against Eyevan Danenberg in the welterweight main event. Doumbe seeks to rebound from his loss against Alim Nabiyev in Rotterdam on March 3. Danenberg won the four man welterweight tournament on the same night, and a win will likely place him at the front of the list to face the winner of the expected Harut Grigorian-Alim Nabiyev welterweight title showdown. Former middleweight champion Jason Wilnis and Mohamed Jaraya will also see action in separate bouts, and there’s a featherweight tournament on tap also. Full cards are below.
GLORY 53 Lille (330pm EST, 1230pm PST ESPNews)
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Tyjani Beztati
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis
Super Bantamweight Title Bout: Anissa Meksen (c) vs. Amel Dehby
Light Heavyweight Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut
Featherweight Bout: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Abdellah Ezbiri
GLORY 53 SuperFight Series (1pm EST, 10am PST, UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Eyevan Danenberg
Middleweight No. 1 Contender Co-Headline Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Jason Wilnis
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Bout: Alan Scheinson vs. Mohammed Jaraya
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Serhii Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Victor Pinto vs. Buray Bozaryilmaz