Jon Franklin, Badr, GLORY 42 fan attack, Roosmalen
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GLORY CEO Jon Franklin is confident featherweight champion Robin van Roosmalen will stay with the promotion and defend his belt in two months at GLORY 48.

One of the main stories coming out of GLORY 45 in Sporthallen Zuid is Van Roosmalen’s contract, which expired after the event in Amsterdam.

Franklin tells MMA Plus that he trusts his team can do the job and is convinced “Pokerface”, who beat Serhiy Adamchuk in the main event, will defend his strap in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on December 1.

“I think we can do it. I think he wants to be part of GLORY and we wanna have him as part of GLORY,” Franklin says. “We’ll get busy, Cor [Hemmers] and Remon [Daalder] our talent operations guys get busy and make that happen.”

Overall, Franklin was very happy with the event with four knockouts on the main card: “I would give it a 9.5. So many knockouts, our biggest problem was filling the time for television. So we got to see lots of replays of lots of knockouts. Four fights ended in less than six minutes. Fans love the knockouts, love the replays, a great night.”