Tyrone Spong, Gokhan Saki join Light Heavyweight tourney at GLORY 15

Having just announced the full line-up for GLORY 14, the promotion has wasted little time in disclosing details for its forthcoming GLORY 15 event.

GLORY 15 is set to go down on April 12th at the Ülker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. As with previous GLORY installments, the night’s main card airs LIVE on SPIKE TV following its Super Fight Series preliminary line-up.

Officials confirmed details with Fight Sport Asia.

Errol Zimmerman vs. Ben Edwards at Heavyweight headlines the running order, with Robin van Roosmalen vs. Marat Grigorian taking up the co-main event slot.

While Zimmerman vs. Edwards has knockout written all over it, van Roosmalen-Grigorian is a bout that has the potential to steal all the limelight.

But all eyes will be on the always popular Turkish fighter Gokhan Saki, as he makes his Light Heavyweight debut in front of his home audience. He’s set to contest Australia’s Nathan Corbett in one half of what is an absolutely stacked Light Heavyweight Tournament semi-final setting.

The other bracket sees Tyrone Spong, who has not been defeated since 2011, taking on Saulo Cavalari, a fighter currently ranked number three in the Light Heavyweight ranking of kickboxing.

While the tourney fights are absolutely intriguing on paper, fans will, of course, be drooling at the prospect of seeing a Spong vs. Saki rematch in the finals. The winner of this illustrious tournament will be named as GLORY’s Light Heavyweight champ.

Two fights, featuring Brian Colette vs. Mourad Bouzidi at Light Heavyweight, and Hesdy Gerges vs. Jhonata Diniz at Heavyweight, are the only match-ups announced for the Super Fight Series thus far.

Keep it locked to Fight Sport Asia for more updates on GLORY 15.

The latest GLORY 15 line-up includes:

MAIN CARD:

  • *Light Heavyweight Tournament Final*
  • Errol Zimmerman vs. Ben Edwards
  • Robin van Roosmalen vs. Marat Grigorian
  • Andrei Stoica vs. Danyo Ilunga (GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final Reserve match-up)
  • Gokhan Saki vs. Nathan Corbett (GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final match-up)
  • Tyrone Spong vs. Saulo Cavalari (GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final match-up)

PRELIMS/SUPER FIGHT SERIES:

  • Brian Colette vs. Mourad Bouzidi
  • Hesdy Gerges vs. Jhonata Diniz

*Picture credit: GLORY World Series

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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