Heavyweights Hesdy Gerges and Mladen Brestovac Headline GLORY 45 SuperFight Series
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the headline bout for GLORY 45 SuperFight Series, streaming live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Top 10 heavyweights collide in the GLORY 45 SuperFight Series headline bout as No. 7-ranked Hesdy “Fighterheart” Gerges (50-18-1, 23 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) meets Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac (53-12-1, 34 KO, fighting out of Croatia), ranked No 9.
Gerges is coming off a win over Tomas Hron at GLORY 41 Holland in May, while Brestovac last competed in a heavyweight contender tournament at GLORY 35 Nice, knocking out Jahfarr Wilnis before falling valiantly to tournament favorite Benjamin Adegbuyi.
This heavyweight match-up completes the five-fight GLORY 45 SuperFight Series card, found in full below:
GLORY 45 SuperFight Series
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Hesdy Gerges vs. Mladen Brestovac
Middleweight Bout: Jason Wilnis vs. Yousri Belgaroui
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. Massaro Glunder
Lightweight Bout: Tyjani Beztati vs. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai
Welterweight Bout: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Wellington Uega
Later in the evening, GLORY 45 Amsterdam will feature a one-night, four-man light heavyweight contender tournament in order to identify the division’s top challengers.
Veteran light heavyweight Michael “Dreamcrusher” Duut (40-8, 17 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) now has an opponent for his tournament semifinal bout, welcoming Moldovan-born newcomer Dragos Zubco (11-4, fighting out of Italy) to GLORY in the opening round. Zubco captured both the WKN European Super Cruiserweight Championship and WKN International Super Cruiserweight Championship already this year.
The complete five-fight card for GLORY 45 Amsterdam can be found below:
GLORY 45 Amsterdam
Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Serhiy Adamchuk
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-headline Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Yoann Kongolo
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Imad Hadar vs. Manny Mancha
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Michael Duut vs. Dragos Zubco