News & Notes: Glory 52 card changes, Enfusion, KOK

GLORY Kickboxing sent out a press release Friday announcing some changes to the Glory 52 and Glory 52 Superfight Series events March 31 in Long Beach, California. The most notable change is there won’t be a middleweight contender tournament on the Glory 52 main card. Canadian Robert Thomas was scheduled to compete in the tournament, but was injured and now the whole middleweight contender tournament has been scrapped.

Former middleweight champion Simon Marcus was scheduled to compete in the tournament, but now Marcus will face Zack “King of War” Wells. Wells is unbeaten in 4 fights and fights out of the Bang Muay Thai camp. He’ll be a huge underdog against Marcus, who’s had over 50 professional fights and fought at the highest levels in both kickboxing and Muay Thai. Marcus-Wells is the co-headline bout.

Jason Wilnis, another former middleweight champion, was supposed to face top ranked Yousri Belgaroui in one of the tournament semifinals. Wilnis and Belgaroui will now fight at the Glory 53 Superfight Series on May 12 in Lille, France. GlorySuper Bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen’s nontitle bout with Ashley Nichols was shifted from the Glory 52 main card to the Glory 52 Superfight Series.

Here are the current fight lineups for Glory 52 and the Glory 52 Superfight Series. One fight will be added to the Superfight Series card.

GLORY 52 SuperFight Series (UFC Fight Pass 9pm EST, 6pm PST)
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Myron Dennis
Catchweight (53 kg) Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Ashley Nichols
Middleweight Bout: Paul Banasiak vs. Troy Jones
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. Bailey Sugden

GLORY 52 Los Angeles (ESPN 3 11pm EST, 8pm PST)
Featherweight Unification Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) vs. Kevin VanNostrand (ic)
Middleweight Co-Headline Bout: Simon Marcus vs. Zack Wells
Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire vs. Chris Camozzi
Lightweight Bout: Stoyan Koprivlenski vs. Josh Jauncey

Enfusion Announces Ben Moh-Semeleer for May 12
Enfusion announced that two of their top fighters Nordin Ben Moh and Endy “Bad News” Semeleer will fight on May 12 in a 72kg superfight. Ben Moh is coming off a decision win over legend Albert Kraus at Enfusion 62 in February. Semeleer fought on March 9 at Enfusion 63 where he defeated 75kg champion Redouan Laarkoobi.

KOK Event in London July 7
KOK is going to England on July 7 for KOK 58. The promotion included the event on its event schedule during the KOK 55 broadcast Saturday. No mention was made of a venue. KOK returns to Moldova Saturday for KOK 56.

 

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