GLORY Kickboxing announced the six fight lineup for the GLORY 55 Superfight Series in New York on July 20. Former welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe will look for a second consecutive victory in the main event as Doumbe faces Alan Scheinson. Doumbe is coming off a first round knockout of Thongchai at GLORY 53 in May. Prior to that win, the French-Cameroonian fighter lost a decision to top ranked welterweight Alim Nabiyev. Scheinson, ranked number nine in the 77kg weight class, also had a win at GLORY 53. The Argentine defeated Anghel Cardos by unanimous decision.
Also on the card is former super bantamweight champion Tiffany Van Soest. The talented San Diego fighter has been inactive since losing her title to super bantam ruler Anissa Meksen last December. Van Soest will face Sweden’s Sofia Olofsson, who holds a win over Enfusion star Iman Barlow.
Virginia fighter Trevor Ragin returns to GLORY. The tough Ragin recent won a WKA bout in South Korea.
Heavyweights Junior Tafa and Anthony McDonald have traded barbs on Twitter for a few months now. The two young fighters will have the opportunity to finally settle who’s the better kickboxer on July 20 as they meet as part of the Superfight Series. McDonald was supposed to fight at GLORY 50 in February, but was a late scratch. Tafa showed his gameness by stepping into the heavyweight tournament final and taking on top rated Benny Adegbuyi after Guto Inocente was too banged up to continue after his semifinal win over Tafa. The more experienced Adegbuyi chopped down the hard-hitting Samoan with leg kicks, and Tafa will look to get back in the win column.
GLORY 55 SuperFight Series
Friday July 20
Hulu Theatre, New York, NY
Start Time: 7pm EST, 4pm PST
Promoter: GLORY Kickboxing
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Welterweight Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Alan Scheinson
Heavyweight Bout: Junior Tafa vs. Anthony McDonald
Super Bantamweight Bout: Tiffany Van Soest vs. Sofia Olofsson
Middleweight Bout: Joe Taylor vs. Jacob Rodriguez
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Trevor Ragin
Featherweight Bout: Asa Ten Pow vs. Justin Greskiewicz