GLORY welterweight champion Harut Grigorian will defend his title at GLORY 64 against former champion Cedric Doumbe, it was announced Wednesday. GLORY 64 takes place on Saturday March 9 in Strasbourg, France.
Grigorian will be making his second title defense. The Armenian fighter won the belt from Murthel Groenhart by stunning first round knockout at GLORY 50 last February, and successfully defended with a points victory over Alim Nabiyev last June.
Doumbe meanwhile has been on a three-fight winning streak since losing a decision to Nabiyev last year. The French-Cameroonian stopped former Thai champion Thongchai and fellow contender Alan Scheinson, then defeated French rival Jimmy Vienot by decision at GLORY 60 in Lyon last October.
The Grigorian-Doumbe title fight was previously scheduled for GLORY 60. Grigorian became ill during fight week and withdrew from the match.
Two title fights now headline GLORY 64. In the other championship bout, Anissa Meksen of France makes the first title defense of her second reign as super bantamweight champion. Meksen defends against Tiffany Van Soest of the United States.
Meksen won the title from Van Soest in December 2017, but lost it by highly controversial decision to Jady Menezes. Meksen regained the crown last November with an emphatic second round TKO over Menezes at GLORY 61.
Harut Grigorian Photo Courtesy of GLORY Sports International/Mr. James Law