Cedric Doumbe (66-4-1) and Nieky Holzken (90-12) will run it back on June 10.
The welterweight title fight will serve as the main event of GLORY 42, the kickboxing promotion announced on Wednesday. The fight card will take place at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.
Doumbe, 24, captured the GLORY welterweight title by defeating Holzken via unanimous decision at GLORY: COLLISION this past December, ending “The Natural’s” four-year unbeaten streak. Most recently at GLORY 39, Doumbe defended his title in a unanimous decision victory over Yoann Kongolo.
Holzken, 33, who recently signed a new contract with the promotion, hasn’t fought in GLORY since losing the title to Doumbe. However, he did return to the boxing ring, earning a third-round knock victory over Cagri Ermis in Helmond, Netherlands. Holzken is now 12-0 as a professional boxer and 12-1 in GLORY competition.
Holzken told MMAPlus in March that was hoping Doumbe would win so he could fight him again in a rematch.
In addition to the GLORY 42 main event, the one-night, four-man tournament will be held in the lightweight division. Those four participants as well as the co-main event, are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
A pair of welterweight bouts were also announced for the GLORY 42 Superfight Series. Antoine Pinto (132-36-1) will face Yoann Kongolo (64-9) and Jimmy Vienot (56-12) faces Casey Greene (5-7).
French fighters Dyland Salvador, Nicolas Wamba and Zinedine Hameur-Lain are all expected to compete on the Paris card. Their respective matchups are expected to be announced shortly.