If you know Jay and I here at LiverKick, you know that we want things to make sense in GLORY’s title pictures. A part of that is making good on the promises of Contender Tournaments. One of the big ones was Ariel Machado. The young, up-and-comer had proven himself ready for a title shot against one of the world’s best in Artem Vakhitov, but he had to wait. Vakhitov was out with an injury and we yet again have an Interim Champion, but Ariel Machado gets his time in the sun now at GLORY 47 Lyon against Artem Vakhitov on October 28th.
This is exciting for a number of reasons, mostly because this is a completely new match-up for GLORY and the winner will face the Interim Champion, Pavel Zhuravlev, which should be a great fight regardless of who wins. There’s more to this card, too, which is even better. Cedric Doumbe will look to bounce back against a surprise challenge in the very, very good Yohan Lidon. The Featherweight tournament on the card is shaping up rather interestingly as well, featuring Azize Hliali against a TBA and Fabio Pinca against Anvar Boynazarov.
The SuperFight Series will feature Dylan Salvador in the main event, but the interesting fight will be Anissa Meksen fighting Funda Alkayis for a #1 contender shot for Tiffany van Soest’s Super Bantamweight Championship. Meksen seems to be on a collision course with van Soest and fans are anxiously awaiting the bout, but she has to get through Funda first.
Light Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Vakhitov vs. Ariel Machado
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Yohan Lidon
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Azize Hliali vs. TBA
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov
GLORY 47 SuperFight Series
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Salvador vs. TBA
Super Bantamweight Contender Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Funda Alkayiş
Middleweight Bout: Ahaggan Yassine vs. Maxim Vorovski
Welterweight Bout: Jimmy Vienot vs. TBA