Before GLORY 42 Paris, expect fireworks from the French-heavy GLORY 42 SuperFight Series card.
Representing Switzerland, recent championship challenger (64-9, 46 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) prepares for a knock-down, drag-out affair against French veteran Yohan “Le Bucheron” Lidon (92-35-1, 55 KO, fighting out of France).
Kongolo, still the No. 1 ranked welterweight contender, was most recently in action against divisional champion Doumbé at GLORY 39 Brussels. Lidon, a multiple-time world champion in both Muay Thai and Kickboxing, replaces an injured Antoine Pinto in the bout.
Serving as the GLORY 42 SuperFight Series co-headline bout is a heavyweight tilt pitting French native Nicolas “Junior” Wamba (47-7, 21 KO, fighting out of France) head-to-head with Brazilian brawler Jhonata Diniz (15-5, 10 KO, fighting out of Brazil).
Two light heavyweight compatriots contend for the admiration of their hometown crowd when heavy-handed Zinedine “Good Boy” Hameur-Lain (57-15, 36 KO, fighting out of France), ranked No. 6, battles fellow-Frenchman Freddy “Crazy Horse” Kemayo (68-23-1, 47 KO, fighting out of France), ranked No. 7.
After vying for the lightweight title in December of last year, No. 1 ranked Marat Grigorian(49-10-2, 30 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) of Belgium bounced back with a knockout against Anton Petrov at GLORY 39 SuperFight Series in March. He looks to carry that momentum into a meeting with aggressive Antonio “Tornado” Gomez (50-8-2, 29 KO, fighting out of Spain) of Spain.
France’s Dylan Salvador (49-12-1, 21 KO, fighting out of France) made an immediate splash in the lightweight division, defeating two opponents on the night of his debut at GLORY 36 Oberhausen, followed by an admirable effort against lightweight champion Sitthichai at GLORY 39 SuperFight Series. He looks to make another splash at GLORY 42 SuperFight Series, throwing himself into the fire at featherweight. Standing opposite Salvador for this divisional debut is world No. 2 Serhiy Adamchuk (34-8, 14 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) of Ukraine. The winner of this bout will be next to face the reigning GLORY featherweight champion.
Originally slated to face American Casey Greene, hometown favorite Jimmy Vienot (56-12, 27 KO, fighting out of France) will now be placed into a welterweight scrap with experienced Francois “Bang Bang” Ambang (17-6, 6 KO, fighting out of the United States). At just 21 years old, Vienot has quickly risen through the ranks, capturing WBC and WPMF world titles as a professional.
The complete six-fight card for GLORY 42 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 42 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Headline Bout: Yoann Kongolo vs. Yohan Lidon
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Nicolas Wamba vs. Jhonata Diniz
Light Heavyweight Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Freddy Kemayo
Lightweight Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Antonio Gomez
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Salvador vs. Serhiy Adamchuk
Welterweight Bout: Jimmy Vienot vs. Francois Ambang