GLORY 39 Brussels and the GLORY 39 SuperFight Series is set to take place on Saturday, March 25. The premiere kickboxing league will be making its way back to the Capital of Europe after nearly five years from their sole appearance in Brussels.
Those in attendance for the weigh-in on Friday got a little taste of what is to come at the event as GLORY welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé and challenger Yoann Kongolo got into it after weighing in.
From GLORY Kickboxing:
Newly crowned GLORY welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (65-4-1, 39 KO) of France headlines GLORY 39 Brussels, defending his belt for the first time against Swiss striker and No. 2 ranked welterweight Yoann Kongolo (64-8, 46 KO). The challenger Kongolo holds two victories over the champion Doumbé, earning a unanimous decision in each previous encounter – including their meeting at GLORY 22 SuperFight Series in 2015, the GLORY debut for both fighters.
24-year-old Doumbé captured GLORY gold in remarkable fashion, ending the four-year unbeaten streak of then-champion Nieky Holzken at GLORY: COLLISION in December. Less than two weeks ago, at GLORY 37 in Los Angeles, Kongolo impressed while navigating the four-man welterweight contender tournament, defeating Konstantin Khuzin and Karim Benmansour en route to this third fight with Doumbé.
Top ranked heavyweights do battle in the co-headline bout at GLORY 39 Brussels, as No. 3 Jahfarr Wilnis (30-8-1, 8 KO) of the Netherlands clashes with Moroccan-Belgian knockout artist Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (31-5, 26 KO), currently ranked No. 6 after unseating top contender Ismael Londt.
GLORY 39 Brussels also features a one-night, four-man contender tournament to determine the next challenger for GLORY’s featherweight crown.
GLORY 39 Brussels card:
-Welterweight Title: Cedric Doumbe vs. Yoann Kongolo
–Co-Headline Bout: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Guto Inocente
-FW Tournament Finals
-FW Semifinal: Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Nafi Bilalovski
-FW Semifinal: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Alexei Ulyanov
GLORY 39 SuperFight Series card:
-Lightweight World Title Headline Bout: Sittichai vs. Dylan Salvador
-Co-Headline Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Anton Petrov
-Hesdy Gerges vs. Chi Lewis-Parry
-Paval Garaj vs. Harut Grigorian
-Tyjani Beztati vs. Sabri Henia
-Killian Moulun vs. Qinghao Meng
EVENT STARTS: 18:00 – CET
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/24/2017.