GLORY Kickboxing today announced the venue and some bouts for the GLORY 64 event taking place on 9 March in Strasbourg, France. It will be the organization’s first event in Strasbourg, a historic city in eastern France situated along the German border.
The event will be held at the Rhenus Sport arena, home to local basketball team SIG Strasbourg.
Meksen Defends, Light Heavyweight Showdown
GLORY Super Bantamweight queen Anissa Meksen defends her title before a supportive French crowd against challenger Tiffany Van Soest. Meksen dethroned Van Soest on points to win the title at GLORY 48 in December 2017, and the American has been eager to “run it back” with Meksen. It’s a match up between two phenomenal fighters, and the fans will be winners as the ladies rematch to determine who’s the world’s top super bantamweight.
In a light heavyweight match up with title implications, number one contender Michael “Dreamcrusher” Duut faces second ranked Donegi Abena. Duut is coming off an exciting win over Mourad Bouzidi at GLORY 59. Abena had a phenomenal 2018. The Suriname fighter, who fights out of Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam, defeated former Enfusion champion Luis Tavares, former Superkombat titlist Andrei Stoica, and capped off the year by beating Stephane Susperregui.
Abdallah, Gershon Announced for GLORY 64 Superfight Series
German heavyweight Mohamed Abdallah faces Daniel Skvor of the Czech Republic as part of the GLORY 64 Superfight Series, which takes place before GLORY 64. In another match up, exciting Itay Gershon of Israel faces Britain’s hard-hitting William Goldie-Galloway.
“Fight Queen” Hasshass Returns to GLORY
Popular Moroccan-Dutch fighter Esma “Fight Queen” Hasshass will return to the GLORY ring as part of the GLORY 64 prelims.
Hasshass competed in the GLORY Super Bantamweight tournament in 2016, losing a decision to eventual tournament winner Van Soest. After being injured in a horrific car accident, the young fighter made a return to the ring last year.
Hasshass schooled Nadejda Cantir in a bout for the inaugural KOK Women’s belt but was robbed by the judges last March. She won her last bout via decision at the FEA World GP in Moldova in October. She trains under Nick Hemmers at the Hemmers Gym in Breda, Netherlands.
Here are the fights announced thus far, with more bouts to be added.
GLORY 64 STRASBOURG
Super Bantamweight Title Bout: (C) Anissa Meksen vs. Tiffany Van Soest
Light Heavyweight Bout: Michael Duut vs. Donegi Abena
GLORY 64 SUPERFIGHT SERIES
Heavyweight Bout: Mohamed Abdallah vs. Daniel Skvor
Middleweight Bout: Matěj Peňáz vs. Yassine Ahaggan
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. William Goldie-Galloway
GLORY 64 PRELIMS
Lightweight Bout: Guerric Billet vs. Michaël Palandre
Middleweight Bout: Ertugrul Bayrak vs. Jakob Styben
Featherweight Bout: Vincent Foschiani vs. River Daz
Super Bantamweight Bout: Esma Hasshass vs. Jiwaen Lee