Glory 26: Amsterdam

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Glory 26: Amsterdam

December 4, 2015
Rai Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Glory's year-end show, featuring two world title fights and a featherweight contender tournament. RAI Amsterdam is slated to host GLORY 26, the promotion's first card in Holland, on Friday, Dec. 4.

In the headline bout, the first of two world titles is on the line as GLORY Heavyweight World Champion and Dutch native Rico "The Prince of Kickboxing" Verhoeven (46-10, 11 KO) takes on the one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament winner from GLORY's upcoming card in Denver on Oct. 9.

The participants vying for the title shot in GLORY 24's contender tournament tournament include powerful Romanian Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi, Croatian southpaw Mladen "The Scorpion Sting" Brestovac, explosive Australian Ben "The Guvner" Edwards, and Dutch kickboxing specialist Jahfarr Wilnis.

The co-headline bout for GLORY 26 features another champion who calls the Netherlands home in Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (87-11, 46 KO). The newly crowned GLORY Welterweight World Champion will defend his belt against the winner of another contender tournament set to take place at GLORY 25 Milan on Friday, Nov. 6. The participants for that one night, four-man tournament will be announced shortly.

GLORY 26 Amsterdam will also feature a one-night, four-man Featherweight Contender Tournament, including the participation of Moroccan-Dutch Mosab "Jaguar" Amrani (53-10-4, 16 KO), ranked No.1 in the weight class.


Results – Superfight Series

Lightweight Superfight
Perviz Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) def. Aziz Kallah (Morocco) by Unanimous Decision

Welterweight Superfight
Yoann Kongolo (Switzerland) def. Karapet Karapetyan (Armenia) by Unanimous Decision

Light Heavyweight Superfight
Zinedine Hameur-Lain (France) def. Fred Sikking (Netherlands) by Unanimous Decision

Light Heavyweight Superfight
Mourad Bouzidi (Tunisia) def. Danyo Ilunga (Germany) by Split Decision

Heavyweight Superfight
Thomas Vanneste (Belgium) def. Errol Zimmerman (Curaçao) by Split Decision

Results – Glory 26: Amsterdam

Featherweight Contender Tournament Semifinal #1
Maykol Yurk (Brazil) def. Shane Oblonsky (United States) by TKO in Round 2

Featherweight Contender Tournament Semifinal #2
Mosab Amrani (Morocco) vs. Chi-Bin Lim (South Korea) by TKO in Round 1

Heavyweight World Title Fight
Rico Verhoeven (Netherlands) def. Benjamin Adegbuyi (Romania) by KO in Round 1

Featherweight Contender Tournament Final
Mosab Amrani (Morocco) def. Maykol Yurk (Brazil) by KO in Round 1

Welterweight World Title Fight
Murthel Groenhart (Netherlands) def. Nieky Holzken (Netherlands) by Split Decision

Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket

Glory 26: Amsterdam Featherweight Contender Tournament


Event Trailer
Rico Verhoeven pre-fight interview
Benjamin Adegbuyi pre-fight interview
Nieky Holzken pre-fight interview
Coach Nick Hemmers on Zimmerman return, GLORY coming to Amsterdam
Cor Hemmers on kickboxing coming home