GLORY returns to New York with GLORY 48 on Friday, December 1st featuring an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between challenger Kevin VanNostrand and the winner of the GLORY 47 Featherweight tournament. That sound new? Champion Robin van Roosmalen is suffering from an eye injury and won’t be able to fight on December 1st, so an Interim belt will be created and the winner will fight van Roosmalen at a later date.
This also features the debut of former UFC fighter Thiago Silva. Silva is a renowned MMA striker with a complicated past, including allegations of domestic abuse that unfolded during the end of his UFC tenure. The most exciting part of this show is a middlweight tournament featuring Robert Thomas vs. a returning Wayne Barrett and Mike Lemaire against TBD.
On the SUperFight Series Tiffany van Soest will be defending against the winner of a fight at GLORY 47. Oh yeah, and Chris Camozzi debuts.
GLORY 48 New York
Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand vs. Anvar Boynazarov
Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Thiago Silva vs. John King
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Robert Thomas vs. Wayne Barrett
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Mike Lemaire vs. Matt Baker
GLORY 48 SuperFight Series
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Anissa Meksen
Middleweight Bout: Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Weickhardt
Middleweight Bout: Ivan Galaz vs. Ahmed Samir
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Justin Houghton
Lightweight Bout: Elvis Gashi vs. Nate Richardson