13. okt, 2019

GLORY 69 DÜSSELDORF - RECAP - 2019

Other notable main card performances included the return of Yousri Belgaroui to the win column and a huge upset win for Russian youngster Dimitri Menshikov (23-2, 8 KO’s), who used a knee to open an enormous cut over the left eye of the returning veteran Yoann Kongolo. The fight was waved off in the second round, the cut being deemed too deep for Kongolo to continue.

Menshikov, who now rises to 3-0 in GLORY, was unable to lay claim to ‘upset of the night’ though. That distinction fell to French light-heavyweight Stephane Susperregui (49-9-2, 28 KO’s).

Carrying an 0-2 GLORY record into the bout with Brazilian prospect Felipe Micheletti (20-9-1, 6 KO’s), he battled his way to a decision win which confounded the bookmakers and caused Micheletti’s title shot campaign to take a large step backwards.

Also in the light-heavyweight division, Luis Tavares (61-8, 22 KO’s) neutralized Michael Duut (43-12, 20 KO’s) and confirmed that newly-crowned interim champion Alex Pereira is next in his sights.

Standout performances earlier in the evening included a sure ‘Fight of the Year’ contender between Antonio Plazibat (17-3, 11 KO’s) and Tomas Mozny (20-9-1, 6 KO’s). The two heavyweights left it all in the ring over the course of a three-round war, with Mozny in particular surviving the kind of blows which might reasonably be expected to have felled an elephant.

Elsewhere on the card, Australian featherweight River Daz (26-0-1, 6 KO’s) maintained his perfect professional record in a win over Spanish taekwondo stylist Antonio Campoy and British super-bantamweight Christi Brereton (22-7-1, 5 KO’s) gave French prospect Sarah Moussaddak (10-1, 3 KO’s) the first loss of her career and then called out reigning champion Anissa Meksen for a showdown.

GLORY 69 DÜSSELDORF took place at the ISS Dome, Düsseldorf, Germany on Saturday, October 12.