GLORY 6 'Istanbul' weigh-in results: Daniel Ghita and Gokhan Saki on point for colossal kickboxing rematch

At 6,' Saki (left) is faced with a a significant height disadvantage opposite the 6' 4.5" Ghita (right). - Photo credit: Ben Pontier/GLORY

The Heavyweight kickboxing "mega event" rematch between superstars Daniel Ghita and Gokhan Saki is official after both fighters weighed in today for their showdown tomorrow (Sat., April 6, 2013).

ISTANBUL, Turkey (April 5, 2013) – World No. 2 ranked Heavyweight kickboxing superstar Daniel Ghita (46-8, 35 KOs) of Romania weighed in at 108.8 kg/239.8 lbs. and world No. 3 ranked Gokhan Saki (79-16, 55 KOs) of the Netherlands tipped the scales at 103.5 kg/228.2 lbs. for the their highly-anticipated rematch in the main event of the GLORY 6 Istanbul kickboxing mega-event at Ülker Sports Arena tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, live on GloryWorldSeries.com.

The rematch between the top-ranked rivals comes 28 months after Saki earned a unanimous decision over Ghita in their initial meeting in Tokyo, Japan. At stake this time around is a crack at the GLORY heavyweight championship held by Semmy Schilt.

All of the other 16 fighters on the card made weight on their first attempt.

Complete GLORY 6 Istanbul Weigh-In Results:

  • Featherweight (65 kg/143 lbs): Dongsu Kim (64.7 kg/142.6 lbs.) vs. Naoki Yasuda (64.8 kg/142.9 lbs.)
  • Lightweight (70 kg/154 lbs.): Max Baumert (69.7 kg/153.7 lbs.) vs. Ismail Uzuner (70.5 kg/155.4 lbs.)
  • Catchweight (75 kg/165 lbs.): Joseph Valtellini (75 kg/165 lbs.) vs. Murat Direkci (75 kg/165 lbs.)
  • Lightweight (70 kg/154 lbs.): Alessandro Campagna (69.5 kg/153.2 lbs.) vs. Andy Ristie (70 kg/154 lbs.)
  • Welterweight (77 kg/170 lbs.): Karim Ghajji (76.8 kg/169.3 lbs.) vs. Nieky Holzken (77.1 kg/170 lbs.)
  • Middleweight (85 kg/187 lbs.): Marc de Bonte (84.6 kg/186.5 lbs.) vs. Lhoucine Ouzgni (83.4 kg/183.9 lbs.)
  • Light Heavyweight (95 kg/209 lbs.): Filip Verlinden (94.7 kg/208.8 lbs.) vs. Lucian Danilencu (94.8 kg/209 lbs.)
  • Heavyweight: Fabiano Cyclone (99.6 kg/219.6 lbs.) vs. Mourad Bouzidi (99.9 kg/220.2 lbs.)
  • Heavyweight: Daniel Ghita (108.8 kg/239.8 lbs.) vs. Gokhan Saki (103.5 kg/228.2 lbs.)

Tickets for the event, which takes place at the Ülker Sports Arena, are priced from 28TL and are available for purchase online via Biletix/Ticketmaster Turkiye, while the live stream of the event begins at 8 p.m. local time/1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

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