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GLORY 66 fight card finalized for June 22 in Paris


AMSTERDAM - GLORY returns to Paris, France on Saturday, June 22 for GLORY 66 PARIS at the Zénith Paris - La Villette.

All bouts for the card are now official.

Welterweight champion Cédric ‘The Best’ Doumbé (72-6-1, 42 KO’s) takes on Alim ‘The Professor’ Nabiyev (51-7, 21 KO’s) in the GLORY 66 PARIS main event while super-bantamweight champion Anissa Meksen (98-4, 31 KO’s) defends her title against Sofia ‘The Wolf’ Olofsson (49-8, 21 KO’s) in the co-main event.

Light-heavyweight prospect ‘The Infamous’ Luis Tavares (60-7, 22 KO’s) will now face Brazilian counterpart Felipe Micheletti (15-7, 5 KO’s) on the main card following the withdrawal of Stéphane Susperregui due to injury.

The main card opens with hotly-tipped welterweight prospect Hamicha (37-2, 27 KO’s) - who won his GLORY debut via a stunning head-kick KO in the first round - taking on British veteran Adam Hadfield (20-4-1, 10 KO’s).

In the main event of the GLORY 66 Superfight Series card, light-heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov (20-5, 8 KO’s) defends his world title against Donegi ‘The Silverback’ Abena (24-5, 6 KO’s).

Prior to that, Latvian light-heavyweight Artur Gorlov (23-8, 10 KO’s), initially scheduled to face Micheletti, will now face Armenian newcomer Yegish Yegoian (31-8-2, 9 KO’s), who enters the GLORY ranks off the back of a KO win in December.

The Superfight Series card also hosts the return of Mohammed ‘The Destroyer’ Jaraya (64-7, 36 KO’s)to the lightweight division for a fight with Stoyan ‘The Sniper’ Koprivlenski (10-3, 4 KO’s).

French heavyweight Nordine Mahieddine (23-8, 12 KO’s) was set to face Tomas Moazny, but an injury in training means the slot will now be taken by Croatian newcomer Antonio Plazibat (15-3, 1 KO’s), who has three wins over GLORY veterans on his record.

The Superfight Series card opens with Vakhitov’s team mate Aleksei Ulianov (28-6-1, 1 NC, 7 KO’s)facing Japanese featherweight standout Masaya Kubo (17-10-1, 5 KO’s).

In the headline bout of the GLORY 66 Preliminary Card, France’s Michaël Palandre (29-2, 12 KO’s) welcomes Russian newcomer Vlad Tuinov (41-3, 13 KO’s) to the organization in what will be a key test for both fighters.

Prior to that bout, the heavy-handed Guerric Billet (30-3, 14 KO’s) faces British lightweight William Goldie-Galloway (14-5, 9 KO’s) and French middleweight Matthieu Ceva (1-1) faces Czech adversary Matěj Peňáz (21-3, 10 KO’s).

The GLORY 66 Preliminary Card commences with the undefeated 19-year-old Sarah Moussadek (9-0, 3 KO’s) facing Aurore Dos Santos (2-0).

GLORY 66 PARIS takes place Saturday, June 22 at the Zenith Paris - La Villette. Tickets are on sale now via, priced from €49.50 to €110.00

The event is presented in association with premium energy drink Monster and Fairtex, Thailand’s prestige kickboxing equipment brand, plus House of Nutrition, one of Europe’s oldest health and wellness nutrition suppliers, and Litecoin, the fast-transaction cryptocurrency.

The full event line-up is as follows:

GLORY 66 PARIS - Main Card

(Airs live on RMC 4 in France, streams live in USA / worldwide via UFC Fight Pass)

Cédric Doumbé (Champion) vs. Alim Nabiyev (#1-ranked contender)
For the World Welterweight Championship (77 kg / 170 lbs)

Anissa Meksen (Champion) vs. Sofia Olofsson (#1-ranked contender)
For the World Super Bantamweight Championship (55.3 kg / 122 lbs)

Luis Tavares vs. Felipe Micheletti
Light-Heavyweight Bout (95 kg / 209 lbs)

Hamicha vs. Adam Hadfield
Welterweight Bout (77 kg / 170 lbs)


(Streams worldwide via UFC Fight Pass)

Artem Vakhitov (Champion) vs. Donegi Abena (#1-ranked contender)
For the World Light-Heavyweight Championship (95 kg / 209 lbs)

Artur Gorlov vs. Yegish Yegoian
Light-Heavyweight Bout (95 kg / 209 lbs)

Stoyan Koprivlenski vs. Mohammed Jaraya
Lightweight Bout (70 kgs / 154 lbs)

Nordine Mahieddine vs. Antonio Plazibat
Heavyweight Bout (+95 kg / +209 lbs)

Aleksei Ulianov vs. Masaya Kubo
Featherweight Bout (65kg / 143 lbs)


(Streams live and FREE on GLORY’s YouTube and Facebook pages)

Michaël Palandre vs. Vlad Tuinov
Lightweight Bout (70 kgs / 154 lbs)

Matěj Peňáz vs. Matthieu Ceva
Middleweight Bout (85 kg / 187 lbs)

Guerric Billet vs. William Goldie-Galloway
Lightweight Bout (70 kgs / 154 lbs)

Sarah Moussaddak vs. Aurore Dos Santos
Super-Bantamweight Bout (55.3 kgs / 122 lbs)

For much more on GLORY 66 click here.

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