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Glory 29 Copenhagen - Holzken vs. Kongolo


GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, has announced the date and location of GLORY 29, the organization's third event of 2016.

On Saturday, April 16, Forum Copenhagen in Denmark will host the most exciting strikers on the planet for GLORY 29 and GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, marking a continued expansion into the European market.

"Our fanbase across Europe continues to grow and we're always looking to break into new countries like we are with Denmark," said GLORY Vice President of International Events Bertrand van der Ryd. "This will be our second event in Europe already in 2016 and we expect to maintain a strong presence both here and in North America to finish the year."

GLORY 29 is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

Additional match-ups for GLORY 29, including the participants in a one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament to determine the next challenger for the GLORY Heavyweight World Title, will be announced soon.

GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin added: "There's nothing quite like a live GLORY show. Through our international broadcast partners, our global audience of over 200 countries is provided a window into an incredible striking event. For the fans in Copenhagen, it's front and center for an amazing night of fights."

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El-Mir and Larsen Co-Headline GLORY 29 Copenhagen - Hysni Beqiri vs. Harut Grigorian Set for GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen


GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced two match-ups for GLORY 29 Copenhagen and GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen on April 16.

Two Danish fighters will face off in the co-headline bout of GLORY 29 Copenhagen, when aggressive veteran Mohammed "The Desert Storm" El-Mir (110-17, 33 KO) meets rising prospect Niclas "The Destroyer" Larsen (40-7-1, 20 KO) at lightweight.

Now added to GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen is the lightweight scrap between GLORY newcomers Hysni Beqiri of Switzerland and Armenian-Belgian Harut Grigorian.

Hosted by Forum Copenhagen in Denmark, GLORY 29 Copenhagen is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

Additional match-ups for GLORY 29, including the participants in a one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament to determine the next challenger for the GLORY Heavyweight World Title, will be announced soon.

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Ismael Londt, Anderson Silva, Jahfarr Wilnis Added to Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 29 Copenhagen

GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen Adds:

Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Alex Harris vs. Jonatan Oliveira
Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abdou Karim Chorr



GLORY has announced three competitors to participate in the one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 29 Copenhagen and three bouts for GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, both scheduled for April 16 from Forum Copenhagen in Denmark.

Comprising three of the four entrants in GLORY's one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament are the recently signed Dutch-Surinamese striker Ismael "Mr. Pain" Londt (36-6-1, 18 KO), 29-year-old Brazilian veteran Anderson "Braddock" Silva (39-13-1, 24 KO), and GLORY 24 Denver Contender Tournament runner-up Jahfarr Wilnis (29-6-1, 8 KO) of the Netherlands. The final tournament entrant, as well as the first round tournament match-ups, will be announced shortly.

GLORY 29 Copenhagen, is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

The updated card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen, airing live at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on ESPN3, can be found below:


GLORY 29 Copenhagen:

Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Niclas Larsen vs. Mohammed El-Mir
Heavyweight Contender Tournament Participants: Ismael Londt, Anderson Silva, Jahfarr Wilnis


Plus, three bouts have been added to GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, headlined by the lightweight scrap between GLORY newcomers Hysni Beqiri of Switzerland and Armenian-Belgian Harut Grigorian.

Heavyweight Cihad Kepenek of Turkey meets 6'8" prospect Tomas "The Giant Slovak" Mozny, while Swedish welterweight, fighting under the American flag Alex Harris takes on No. 8 ranked Jonatan Oliveira of Brazil, and Denmark's own Rhassan "The Pitbull" Muhareb battles Sweden's Abdou Karim Chorr at lightweight.

One additional bout is expected to be added to complete a five-fight card.

The updated card for GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen, airing live at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT on UFC FIGHT PASS, can be found below:


GLORY SuperFight Series Copenhagen:

Lightweight Bout: Hysni Beqiri vs. Harut Grigorian
Heavyweight Bout: Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Welterweight Bout: Alex Harris vs. Jonatan Oliveira
Lightweight Bout: Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abdou Karim Chorr

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Zack Mwekassa Meets Zinedine Hameur-Lain in Headline Bout of GLORY 29 SuperFight Series in Copenhagen on April 16

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GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a new headline bout for GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, finalizing the card scheduled for April 16 from Forum Copenhagen in Denmark.

Congolese knockout artist Zack "The Black Warrior" Mwekassa (13-3, 12 KO) returns to the GLORY ring for the first time since vying for the light heavyweight title in September of last year, taking on No. 8 ranked muay-thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-12, 33 KO), fighting out of France.

An injury has forced lightweight Hysni Beqiri from his scheduled SuperFight Series bout with GLORY newcomer Harut Grigorian (41-9, 30 KO). Spanish striker Maximo "The Gladiator" Suarez (38-3, 21 KO) will make his debut for the organization, facing Grigorian in the evening's co-headline bout.

The full five-fight card for GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, airing live at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT on UFC FIGHT PASS, can be found below:


GLORY 29 SuperFight Series:

Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zack Mwekassa vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Maximo Suarez
Heavyweight Bout: Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Welterweight Bout: Alex Harris vs. Jonatan Oliveira
Lightweight Bout: Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abou Karim Chorr

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GLORY Newcomer Kirill Kornilov Meets Jahfarr Wilnis in First Round of Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 29 Copenhagen


GLORY has announced the final entrant for its one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament, part of the five-fight pure striking affair on April 16.

25-year-old Russian heavyweight prospect Kirill Kornilov (7-1) makes his GLORY debut, joining Dutch-Surinamese striker Ismael "Mr. Pain" Londt (36-6-1, 18 KO), 29-year-old Brazilian veteran Anderson "Braddock" Silva (39-13-1, 24 KO), and GLORY 24 Denver Contender Tournament runner-up Jahfarr Wilnis (29-6-1, 8 KO) of the Netherlands in GLORY's one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament, finalizing the GLORY 29 card set for Forum Copenhagen in Denmark.

GLORY 29 Copenhagen is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

GLORY 29 Copenhagen airs live on ESPN3, Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, with a replay in primetime that evening on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. For Spanish-language viewers, the event will also air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 30.

The full five-fight card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen, including first round tournament match-ups, can be found below:

GLORY 29 Copenhagen:


Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Niclas Larsen vs. Mohammed El-Mir
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Ismael Londt
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Kirill Kornilov

As part of GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, welterweight Meran Zangana, fighting out of Sweden by way of Kurdistan, now faces No. 8 ranked Jonatan Oliveira of Brazil. Zangana replaces Alex Harris, who was forced from the card due to injury.

Congolese knockout artist Zack "The Black Warrior" Mwekassa (13-3, 12 KO) headlines GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, returning to the GLORY ring for the first time since vying for the light heavyweight title in September of last year, taking on No. 8 ranked muay-thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-12, 33 KO), fighting out of France.

GLORY 29 SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS, Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m PT.

The full five-fight card for GLORY 29 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 29 SuperFight Series:


Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zack Mwekassa vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain
Heavyweight Bout: Cihad Kepenek vs. Tomas Mozny
Welterweight Bout: Jonatan Oliveira vs. Meran Zangana
Lightweight Bout: Rhassan Muhareb vs. Abdou Karim Chorr
Welterweight Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Maximo Suarez

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Niclas Larsen Forced From GLORY 29 Co-Headline Bout; Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Mohammed El-Mir Now Official


An infection suffered by Niclas Larsen has forced him from the co-headline slot at GLORY 29 Copenhagen this Saturday, April 16. In his place, reigning GLORY Featherweight World Champion Serhiy Adamchuk (32-5, 14 KO) steps up on short notice to challenge Larsen's opponent Mohammed "The Desert Storm" El-Mir (113-21, 33 KO) in a non-title lightweight bout.

"We hate to lose any fight from a card, especially this close to the event, "said GLORY CEO Jon J Franklin. "But as far as creative solutions go, it doesn't get much better than giving the fans a reigning champion in his prime as replacement. Huge credit to Adamchuk, El-Mir, and our fantastic talent ops team for making it happen."

GLORY 29 Copenhagen is headlined by GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky "The Natural" Holzken (88-11, 46 KO) defending his title for the second time, taking on Swiss striker Yoann Kongolo (61-6, 45 KO), currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

The revised five-fight card for GLORY 29 Copenhagen can be found below:

GLORY 29 Copenhagen:

Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Yoann Kongolo
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Mohammed El-Mir
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Ismael Londt
Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Kirill Kornilov

GLORY 29 Copenhagen airs live on ESPN3, this Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

The event replay on ESPN2 will now air two hours earlier this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, after being previously scheduled for 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

For Spanish-language viewers, the event will also air on ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 30.

Also, Congolese knockout artist Zack "The Black Warrior" Mwekassa (13-3, 12 KO) headlines GLORY 29 SuperFight Series, returning to the GLORY ring for the first time since vying for the light heavyweight title in September of last year, taking on No. 8 ranked muay-thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-12, 33 KO), fighting out of France.

GLORY 29 SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS, Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m PT.

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