GLORY makes its long-awaited return to New York City on July 14 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden with GLORY 43, which will feature a one-night, four-man tournament in the featherweight division.
In the semi-final matchups, No.4-ranked Giga Chikadze (37-5) will face Aleksei Ulianov (22-3-1), and in the opposing bracket, No.-5-ranked Matt Embree (39-8) takes on Kevin Vannostrand (13-1). The promotion announced the matchups via press release on Tuesday.
The winner of the tournament will, of course, earn a future shot at the featherweight title against either Robin van Roosmalen or Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao, who will face one another at GLORY 41 on Saturday May 20.
Also announced for GLORY 43 are No.1-ranked heavyweight Benjamin Adegbuyi (28-4) and No.4-ranked lightweight Josh Jauncey (26-8). Opponents for both fighters will be named at a later date.
The current fight card for GLORY 43 can be viewed below:
Featherweight Tournament Final: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-main: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. TBD
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. TBA
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal: Matt Embree vs. Kevin Vannostrand
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Several fights were also announced for the GLORY 43 Superfight Series, including a middleweight bout between Ariel Sepulveda (4-2) and Joe Taylor (2-0), and also a matchup in the women’s super bantamweight division between French star Anissa Meksen (88-3) and Road to GLORY Brazil winner Jady Menezes (10-1).
The current fight card for GLORY 43 Superfight Series can be viewed below:
GLORY 43 SuperFight Series
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Featherweight Bout: Mo Abdurahman vs. Chenchen Li
Featherweight Bout: Chris Mauceri vs. Bailey Sugden
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Meneze