GLORY 53 Prelim Results

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Heavyweight Bout:
Valentin Ponthieux-Anicet TKO3 Quentin Domingos

Ponthieux-Anicet came out fast and hit the deck from a Domingos right hand. Ponthieux-Anicet got up and continued to apply pressure to the musclebound Domingos, wearing him down with punches and knees. Domingo was visibly gassed in the first round, and mainly stayed in the corner in the second throwing a punch back occasionally. In the third, Ponthieux-Anicet continued to pressure, and an exhausted Domingos was rescued by the ref after an eight count.

Catchweight (72.5 kg) Bout:
Paul Guislain D3 Jannes Vercaemst

Vercaemst’s pressure won him the first round, but Guislain turned the tables in the second, landing a good left and follow up shots that got Guislain an eight count. Vercaemst continued to come forward in the third, and landed more often but softer shots while southpaw Guislain scored with some solid lefts and looked to land counter right hooks. All three judges scored it 28-28.

Catchweight (67 kg) Bout:
Sidy Barry SD3 Badr Houdoe

Barry, a local French fighter from the Lille area, edged Houdoe in a crossroads matchup between a young prospect and experienced veteran. Barry applied pressure and had success with knees to the body in close. Houdoe showed good hands and scored with some low kicks, and tried some spinning kicks but didn’t land anything solid. Houdoe is now 3-1, but showed some good skills and is only 20 years of age. Houdoe could have got the nod-he clearly won round 3 and the first two rounds were close.

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