Rico Verhoeven: training w/Cormier, Jones, GLORY28


New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, presents the finalized cards for GLORY 28 Paris and GLORY SuperFight Series Paris, hosted by Accorhotels Arena on Saturday, March 12.

Joining previously announced No.1 ranked muay thai sensation Sittichai (106-29-5, 29 KO) in the one-night, four-man Lightweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 28 Paris are Sittichai's first round match-up, former champion and No. 2 contender Davit Kiria (24-12, 9 KO), as well as aggressive finisher Marat Grigorian (44-8-2, 26 KO) and his opening round opponent, Djime? (50-12-4, 18 KO) of France, ranked No. 5 and No. 6. in the division respectively.

Headlining GLORY 28 Paris is GLORY Heavyweight World Champion Rico "The Prince of Kickboxing" Verhoeven (47-10, 12 KO) defending his belt for the fourth time against veteran No. 3 contender Mladen "The Scorpion Sting" Brestovac (49-10-1, 32 KO) of Croatia. Feared Dutch-Surinamese striker Murthel "The Predator" Groenhart (58-19-3, 33 KO) takes on fellow welterweight Cédric Doumbé (55-4-1, 35 KO) of France in the co-headline bout.

The full five-fight card for GLORY 28 Paris can be found below:

GLORY 28 Paris
Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven (c) vs. Mladen Brestovac
Lightweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Ce?dric Doumbe?
Lightweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Marat Grigorian vs. Djime?
Lightweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Sittichai vs. Davit Kiria

For the first time ever, GLORY SuperFight Series Paris will feature two world titles up for grabs when red-hot Brazilian champion Saulo "Cassius Clay" Cavalari (32-2, 19 KO) puts his GLORY Light Heavyweight World Title on the line against 24-year-old Russian Artem Vakhitov (15-5, 6 KO), and newly crowned champion Serhiy Adamchuk (31-5, 14 KO) of Ukraine battles No.1 contender, Moroccan-Dutch Mosab "Jaguar" Amrani (55-10-4, 18 KO) for the GLORY Featherweight World Championship.

Rounding out the stacked GLORY SuperFight Series Paris card are four superfights.
  • In the heavyweight division, French talent Freddy "Crazy Horse" Kemayo (65-22-1, 45 KO) challenges 6'8" American prospect Xavier Vigney (9-1, 8 KO).
  • No. 3 ranked Jason "Psycho" Wilnis (26-6-1, 7 KO) meets No. 8 Filip "The Belgian Bull" Verlinden (44-14-1, 16 KO) in a middleweight match-up with potential title implications.
  • Serving as the reserve bout for the one-night, four-man tournament (at GLORY 28 Paris) is the lightweight scrap between Canadian superstar Josh Jauncey (23-6, 12 KO) and undefeated Russian Anatoly Moiseev (16-0, 4 KO).
  • GLORY newcomer Eddy Nai?t-Slimani (59-1, 17 KO) of France kicks off the action at featherweight with Brazilian Maykol Yurk (8-4, 6 KO).
The full six-fight card for GLORY Super Fight Series Paris can be found below:

GLORY SuperFight Series Paris
Light Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Saulo Cavalari (c) vs. Artem Vakhitov
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Freddy Kemayo vs. Xavier Vigney
Featherweight Title Bout: Serhiy Adamchuk (c) vs. Mosab Amrani
Middleweight Bout: Jason Wilnis vs. Filip Verlinden
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. Anatoly Moiseev
Featherweight Bout: Maykol Yurk vs. Eddy Nai?t-Slimani