Glory Sports International today announced updates for next weekend’s Glory 56 card.
Glory 56 takes place on Friday August 10 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Glory 56 will be televised live in the U.S. on ESPN 2.
Dutch featherweight Massaro Glunder has been added to the card. Glunder, 31-12-4(20), faces debuting New Zealander Quade Taranaki. Taranaki, nicknamed “The Magician”, brings a record of 5-5 into the contest. Glunder was scheduled to fight at last month’s Glory 55 event in New York, but the promotion was unable to find a suitable opponent on late notice.
Here is the four fight card for Glory 56. The card is headlined by light heavyweight boss Artem Vakhitov and super bantamweight queen Anissa Meksen defending their titles against challengers Danyo Ilunga and Jady Menezes.
GLORY 56 Denver (Start Time 12am EST/9pm PST, 5am Saturday UK Time)
Light Heavyweight Title Bout: Artem Vakhitov (RUS) (c) vs. Danyo Ilunga (DRC)
Super Bantamweight Title Bout: Anissa Meksen (FRA) (c) vs. Jady Menezes (BRA)
Featherweight Bout: Serhii Adamchuk (UKR) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (UZB)
Featherweight Bout: Massaro Glunder (NLD) vs. Quade Taranaki (NZL)
Marshall Opponent Announced for Glory 56 SuperFight Series
Prior to Glory 56, the Glory 56 SuperFight Series takes place. Headlining the Superfight Series is a middleweight clash between former champions Jason “Psycho” Wilnis and Simon Marcus. Both men hold wins over the other, and the winner of this bout figures to be next in line for a shot at middleweight king Alex Pereira.
D’Angelo Marshall was announced for the Glory 56 event, and the Suriname heavyweight now has an opponent. Marshall, 17-3(9), will face America’s Antonio “Mohawk” Dvorak. Dvorak is another fighter making his Glory debut.
A four man light heavyweight tournament is also part of the Glory 56 SuperFight Series. Myron Dennis, the kickboxing and UFC veteran who fights out of Oklahoma, and fellow UFC alumni Chris Camozzi are both scheduled to compete.
Here is the Glory 56 SuperFight Series card:
GLORY 56 SuperFight Series (UFC Fight Pass, 21:30 ET/18:30 PT, 0230 am Saturday in UK)
Middleweight No. 1 Contender Bout: Simon Marcus (CAN) vs. Jason Wilnis (NLD)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Bout: D’Angelo Marshall (SUR) vs. Antonio Dvorak (USA)
Lightweight Bout: Justin Houghton (USA) vs. Troy Sheridan (CAN)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Chris Camozzi (USA) vs. John King (USA)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Myron Dennis (USA) vs. Danny Mitchell (USA)
Glory 56 Prelims
In addition, the top three prelims will be streamed before the Superfight Series goes on air. The Glory 56 Prelims are scheduled to begin at 8pm EST/5pm PST, and will be streamed live and free on the Glory Kickboxing YouTube channel, the Glory channel on Pluto TV, and also the Glory Facebook page.
GLORY 56 Prelims (Only Final 3 to be shown)
Lightweight Bout: Lorawnt-t Nelson vs. Vince McGuinness
Welterweight Bout: Sean Choice vs. Thomas Diagne
Middleweight Bout: Zack Wells vs. Ryot Waller
Featherweight Bout: Ben Acosta vs. Houssam El Kasri
Welterweight Bout: Justin Moss vs. Charles Rodriguez