Sittichai vs. Marat Grigorian Tops GLORY 35 Nice on Saturday, Nov. 5
Artem Vakhitov, Zack Mwekassa Vie to Unify Light Heavyweight Title
in Headline Bout of GLORY 35 SuperFight Series.
New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced seven bouts – three GLORY 35 Nice match-ups and four GLORY 35 SuperFight Series match-ups – for the organization’s return to France, taking place at Palais Nikaia on Saturday, Nov. 5.
On the heels of his back-and-forth battle with Robin van Roosmalen, reigning GLORY lightweight champion Sittichai (112-29-5, 30 KO) headlines GLORY 35 Nice, defending the belt against 25-year-old Armenian-Belgian challenger Marat Grigorian (48-9-2, 29 KO). The two met previously at GLORY 28 Paris in March, where the Thai fighter Sittichai won via unanimous decision.
In the co-headline bout, France’s own Zinedine Hameur-Lain (56-13, 35 KO) takes on fellow light heavyweight contender Pavel “The Caiman” Zhuravlev (69-11, 25 KO), representing Ukraine. Following an incredible performance including two knockouts and a tournament win, Hameur-Lain took home both ‘Fighter of the Night’ and ‘Knockout of the Night’ post-fight bonuses at GLORY 32 Virginia in July.
In order to determine the next contender for the GLORY heavyweight title, GLORY 35 Nice will feature a one-night, four-man tournament. In the first of two semifinal match-ups, Surinamese-Dutch Jahfarr Wilnis (29-7-1, 8 KO) meets returning Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac (50-11-1, 33 KO) of Croatia. The other semifinal match-up will be announced at a later date, finalizing the tournament.