Welterweight title fight and Heavyweight tourney make up GLORY 16 line-up

The full fight card is out for GLORY 16 in Denver and as with previous events, there’s a stacked line-up in store for kickboxing fanatics worldwide.

GLORY 16 takes place May 3rd at the 1STBANK Arena in Denver, Colorado. This will be the promotion’s first event in Denver following past visits to Oklahoma, California, New York, Wisconsin, and Illinois. GLORY 16 will once again be carried on the SPIKE TV network, with a LIVE broadcast scheduled at 8 p.m. ET.

Officials recently confirmed details with Fight Sport Asia.

The running order will be highlighted by a Welterweight championship title bout between Nieky Holzken (84-11-0, 44 KOs) and Marc de Bonte (86-11-1, 28 KOs). Netherlands’ Holzken fights for the first time since his “Fight of the Year” candidate victory over Joseph Valtellini. de Bonte, meanwhile, hails from Belgium, with his last appearance under the GLORY banner ending in a brutal knockout victory over L’houcine Ouzgni at GLORY 6.

GLORY’s trademark tournament format returns and this time, it’s the Heavyweights taking the spotlight. Errol Zimmerman (101-11-1, 42 KOs), Ben Edwards (36-9-3, 32 KOs), Sergey Kharitonov (5-3-0, 3 KOs) and Anderson Silva (37-10-1, 24 KOs) will compete in a Contender Tournament that will earn the winner a spot in a Heavyweight title tournament targeted for later in the year.

And as expected, former UFC vet Pat Barry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) has been handed his promotional debut in the Contender Tournament reserve bout opposite fellow newcomer Zack Mwekassa (10-1-0, 9 KOs).

The current line-up for GLORY 16 now includes:

  • *GLORY Heavyweight Contender Tournament final match-up*
  • Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte (For GLORY Welterweight Championship title)
  • Pat Barry vs. Zack Mwekassa (GLORY Heavyweight Contender Tournament reserve match-up)
  • Anderson Silva vs. Sergei Kharitonov (GLORY Heavyweight Contender Tournament semi-final match-up)
  • Ben Edwards vs. Errol Zimmerman (GLORY Heavyweight Contender Tournament semi-final match-up)


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Author:Thinesh John

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