GLORY 70: Opponents Named for Billet, Mermoux

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a fight card.

Barring any late illness, injury, or other unfortunate circumstances, it appears the GLORY 70 fight card is finalized. The organization updated the bouts for Saturday’s event at the Palais Des Sports de Gerland in Lyon, France. Opponents are now official for French fighters Youann Mermoux and Gueric Billet.

GLORY 70 is headlined by a bout for the GLORY Interim Welterweight Title between former champion Murthel Groenhart and hard-hitting American contender Troy “Trouble” Jones. Current welterweight king Cedric Doumbe injured his elbow in a training session eight days ago, and withdrew from his scheduled bout with Groenhart.

Jones, a hard-hitting former collegiate football player, agreed to step in and face Groenhart on less than two weeks notice. Since debuting with the GLORY organization in March 2018, Jones has gone unbeaten in four bouts, with two of the fights ending via first-round stoppage.

He’s big, he’s athletic, and he hits very hard, but Jones has never faced an opponent with Groenhart’s pedigree. The Dutch veteran will have a decided edge in experience when the two enter the ring Saturday evening in France. Can Jones rise to the occasion and pull off a monumental upset?

Glory 70 Fight Card
26 October, 2019
Palais Des Sports de Gerland
Lyon, France

Glory 70 Prelims
-Welterweight: Cedric Do (France) vs Mehdi Kada (France)
-Super Bantamweight: Anaelle Angerville (France) vs Maria Lobo (Portugal)
-Featherweight: Yoann Mermoux (France) vs Said Ahamada (France)

Glory 70 Superfight Series
-Featherweight: Thong Fairtex (Thailand) vs Masaya Kubo (Japan)
-Lightweight: Gueric Billet (France) vs Mohammed “Mo” Hendouf (Belgium)
-Welterweight: Jamie Bates (United Kingdom) vs Vedat Hoduk (Turkey)
-Middleweight: Matej Penaz (Czech Republic) vs Yassine Ahaggan (France)
-Heavyweight: Kirill Kornilov (Russian Federation) vs Nordine Mahieddine (France)

Glory 70 Main Card
-Lightweight: Michael Palandre (France) vs Bruno Gazani (Brazil)
-Middleweight: Jason Wilnis (Netherlands) vs Donovan Wisse (Suriname)
-Featherweight: Abdellah Ezbiri (France) vs Zakaria Zouggary (Morocco)
-Welterweight: Murthel Groenhart (Netherlands) vs Troy “Trouble” Jones (United States)-For the Glory Interim Welterweight Title

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