GLORY Kickboxing returns to the Big Apple in July for another unforgettable night of fights as GLORY 43 takes over The Theater at Madison Square Garden! Set to take place on July 14th, The Theater at MSG will host the world's premier kickboxing promotion as top talents take center stage in the GLORY ring. Don’t miss out on the night that is sure to include shocking upsets and incredible knockouts!
Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts crossover star Giga Chikadze (37-5, 22 KO, fighting out of the United States), currently ranked No. 4 at featherweight, opens up the action when he faces Russian Muay Thai champion Aleksei Ulianov (22-3-1, 7 KO) in the first of two tournament semifinal matchups. Chikadze, representing the country of Georgia and fighting out of Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, Calif., has scored highlight-reel knockouts in each of his last two bouts.
On the other side of the tournament bracket, Mo Abdurahman (24-6, 14 KO, fighting out of United Kingdom) takes on American Kevin Vannostrand (13-1, 10 KO, fighting out of the United States), who broke into the top 10 with a TKO victory over David Moore at GLORY 33 last year.
No. 1 heavyweight contender Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (28-4, 16 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and No. 4-ranked lightweight dynamo Josh Jauncey (26-8, 15 KO, fighting out of Canada) will both compete at GLORY 43 New York.
The current five-fight card:
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Kevin Vannostrand vs. Mo Abdurahman
Superbout: Josh Jauncey vs. Elvis Gashi
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Guto Inocente
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Two of New York's own look to thrill the hometown crowd at GLORY 43 SuperFight Series when Dominican-born middleweight Ariel "The Smash" Sepulveda (4-2, 1 KO, fighting out of the United States) returns to the ring against undefeated GLORY newcomer Joe "Son of a Legend" Taylor (2-0, 2 KO, fighting out of the United States).
The current fight card for GLORY 43 SuperFight Series:
Featherweight Bout: Terrence Hill vs. Chenchen Li
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Featherweight Bout: Arthur Sorsor vs. Bailey Sugden
Interim World Title Light Heavyweight Bout: Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Saulo Cavalari
The current amateur card for GLORY 43:
Amateur Bout: Chris Tapia vs. James Guccione
Amateur Bout: Chantal Perry vs. Jennie Nedell
Amateur Bout: Pawel Zawistowski vs. Jeff Lentz
Amateur Bout: Mateo Maldonado vs. Zarrukh Adashev
Amateur Bout: Bartosz Botwina vs. Chris Lukusa
Amateur Bout: Ivan Galaz vs. Carlos Brooks
Amateur Bout: Jonathan Di Bella vs. Lennox Chance