GLORY has announced the finalized cards for GLORY 47 and the GLORY 47 SuperFight Series. The event is scheduled to take place on Oct. 28 in Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon.
Former lightweight title challenger Dylan Salvador will take on Massaro Glunder on the GLORY 47 SuperFight Series. Salvador was already scheduled to compete on the portion of the card upon the original announcement of this event, but an opponent wasn’t announced.
GLORY has called upon “The Project” to fight four weeks after his last appearance. Glunder lost to Zakaria Zouggary on GLORY 45 in Amsterdam by unanimous decision on September 30.
Last Saturday during the GLORY 46 SuperFight Series, Zougarry was announced as Salvador’s opponent in Lyon.
In the GLORY 47 SuperFight Series opener, Alim Nabiyev will make his debut his GLORY debut. The 22-year-old was originally scheduled to fight Nieky Holzken on GLORY 45, replacing an injured Yoann Kongolo.
Two weeks before the event in the Dutch capital Holzken had to sign off as well due to injuries to his left shin and foot, MMA Plus learned.
Nabiyev battles France native Jimmy Vienot, who’s also a promotional newcomer.
The SuperFight Series will be closed out by Florent Kaouachi and Abdarhmane Coulibaly in a light-heavyweight contest. Kaouachi is undefeated after 11 bouts but faces a big gap in experience against the 71-fight veteran.
Multiple-time French kickboxing champion Abdellah Ezbiri has joined the main card as the final contestant of the one-night, four-man featherweight contender tournament.
Ezbiri fights Azize Hliali in his semi-final, with the winner fighting for the Ramon Dekkers Memorial Cup against the winner of Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov.
GLORY 47 Lyon is headlined by a light-heavyweight contest between returning champion Artem Vakhitov and challenger Ariel Machado.
Former welterweight kingpin Cédric Doumbé is scheduled to take on countryman Yohan Lidon in an all-French affair. Doumbé and Lidon share a history: “The Lumberjack” fought and beat “The Best” by decision in October 2014.