Anne Linne Vs Nicola Kaye - Photo Credit: Mark Blunell

AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced the finalized five-fight preliminary card slated to precede GLORY 54 Birmingham and GLORY 54 SuperFight Series on Saturday, June 2.

In the evening’s most anticipated preliminary bout, ISKA European titleholder Nicola Kaye (14-2-2, 4 KO, fighting out of England), ranked No. 1 in the UK at 52.5 kg, journeys up in weight for a super fight showdown against 25-year-old Christi Brereton (19-6-1, 7 KO, fighting out of England), also ranked No. 1 in her respective weight class of 55 kg. 

Plus, Liverpool’s Kevin Ward (41-10-1, 13 KO, fighting out of England) and Portugal’s Wilker “The Black Panther” Barros (15-5-2, 6 KO, fighting out of England), ranked No. 1 and No 2 respectively in the UK at 70 kg, meet in a clash of Muay Thai styles.

This fight is a tournament reserve bout, meaning the winner will join the GLORY 54 SuperFight Series welterweight qualifying tournament should any participants be unable to compete.

GLORY 54 Prelims

Welterweight Tournament Reserve Bout: Kevin Ward vs. Wilker Barros

Catchweight (55 kg) Bout: Christi Brereton vs. Nicola Kaye

Lightweight Bout: Vinny Church vs. Ben Woolliss

Catchweight (68 kg) Bout: Brad Stanton vs. Joe Himsworth

Lightweight Bout: Dean Pattinson vs. Ciaran Smith