Recent GLORY signee Luke “Skywalker” Whelan will debut against Itay Gershon at the GLORY 65 event taking place on 17 May in Utrecht, Netherlands. The bout was announced today on social media.
Whelan is regarded as the top 70 kg fighter in the U.K., holding wins over fellow Britain-based standouts Vinny Church and Giannis Skordilis.
His debut won’t be against a pushover.
Israel’s Gershon is unbeaten in three GLORY appearances, including a unanimous points win over top Polish fighter Rafal Dudek and a sensational performance against Trevor Ragin last summer. Gershon dominated the tough Ragin en route to a second-round stoppage win.
Gershon is currently rated sixth in the GLORY lightweight (70 kg) rankings.
As of today (23 April), the promotion hasn’t specified if the Whelan-Gershon bout will be part of the preliminaries, or the GLORY 65 Superfight Series or main card.