Friday Flurries: Gerges Vows to Make Badr Quit, WGP, WCK, New Opponent for Koprivlenski

Gerges Vows to Make Badr Quit
Glory Kickboxing commentator Todd Grisham sat down with Hesdy Gerges ahead of his March 3 rematch with Badr Hari at Glory 51. Gerges is confident he will again prevail over Badr in the rematch, and vowed to make Badr quit.

“I never quit. He already quit a few times. He already quit in different ways. By broking his arm. By kicking someone on the floor. I will make him quit again. But he quit. I never quit. I will make him quit again.”

WGP Kickboxing in Sao Paulo, Brazil Friday
Brazilian promotion WGP has their next show Friday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event is a battle between two Brazilians. Bruno Gazani and Marcelo Dionisio will battle for the WGP 71.8 kg title (around 158 lbs). There’s also a four man tournament scheduled to take place, and some superfights including a female bout. The show will be televised in Brazil on Canal Combate, and in Latin America on Fox Sports. The full card is available on the WGP website.

WCK Muay Thai Returns to San Diego Saturday for “Proving Ground 3” Event
Dennis Warner and the WCK Muay Thai promotion return to sunny San Diego, California on Saturday night with an amateur muay thai event at the Four Points by Sheraton. The event is scheduled to start at 7pm, and over twelve fights are scheduled. For more info, visit the WCK Muay Thai website.

New Opponent for Stoyan Koprivlenski?
Mike’s Gym announced that Stoyan Koprivlenski will face Josh Jauncey at the Glory 52 event on March 31 in Long Beach, California. Koprivlenski is 2-1 in Glory, and best known for his spectacular knockout of Maykol Yurk at Glory 49 in December. The knockout earned the Bulgarian an award for Best Kick Knockout of the Year 2017. Koprivlenski was slated to face Marat Grigorian originally. Kickboxing Z reached out to Glory to verify Grigorian was off the card, but no response yet. Koprivlenski and Jauncey is the co-headline event, with Robin Van Roosmalen and Kevin VanNostrand battling for the Glory Featherweight title in the main event.

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