Glory welterweight champion Harut Grigorian withdrew from his Saturday title defense against Cedric Doumbe at Glory 60 because of “acute gastroenteritis”, Glory Kickboxing announced today.
The Armenian warrior was scheduled to meet former champion Doumbe in the the main event of the show, which takes place in Lyon, France. Doumbe will still fight in the Glory 60 main event-Doumbe now faces fellow Frenchman Jimmy Vienot.
Grigorian’s camp released a brief statement regarding the withdrawal.
“On behalf of the Team Grigorian, we sincerely apologize to all kickboxing fans, GLORY and Cédric Doumbé for the inconvenience. Harut will continue working hard to recover as soon as possible and is already looking forward to defending his world title in the very near future,” the statement read.
Vienot was scheduled to face up and coming Russian Dmitrii Menshikov. Menshikov now faces Samuel Dbili as part of the Glory 60 Superfight Series.
In another late fight card shuffle, the super bantamweight bout between Sofia Olofsson of Sweden and French newcomer Cindy Silvestre has been added to the Glory 60 main card.
Here are the most current Glory 60 fight cards (subject to change of course).
GLORY 60 Lyon (Start Time 3pm ET, 12pm PT, Streaming Live on ESPN 3 in the U.S.)
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Jimmy Vienot
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Stéphane Susperregui vs. Donegi Abena
Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Yassine Ahaggan
Super Bantamweight Bout: Sofia Olofsson vs. Cindy Silvestre
Featherweight Bout: Abdellah Ezbiri vs. Victor Pinto
GLORY 60 SuperFight Series (Streaming Live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 1pm ET/10am PT)
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Felipe Micheletti
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Mamadou Lamine Sene vs. Bruno Chaves
Middleweight Bout: Mehdi Bouanane vs. Matěj Peňáz
Welterweight Bout: Dmitrii Menshikov vs. Samuel Dbili
Lightweight Bout: Michael Palandre vs. Mohamed Soumah
GLORY 60 Prelims (1130 am ET, 0830 am PT, Streaming Live and Free on Glory Facebook Page and YouTube channels and Pluto TV)
Featherweight Bout: Thong Fairtex vs. Victor Bordage
Welterweight Bout: Mehdi Kada vs. Mustafa Yasar
Lightweight Bout: Guerric Billet vs. Hafid Romdhane
Featherweight Bout: Geoffrey Vivies vs. Said Ahamada
Featherweight Bout: Yoann Mermoux vs. Franck Reoutzkoff
(Photo Courtesy of James Law/Glory Sports International)