The Glory 35 card in Nice, France has been finalized by adding the second bracket to the heavyweight tournament. The tournament is the same as their previous heavyweight tournament in Denver at Glory 24 with the exception of Ben Edwards being replaced by Hesdy Gerges.
The first half of the tournament will be a rematch between Benjamin Adegbuyi and Hesdy Gerges. These two met at Glory 18: Oklahoma with Adegbuyi winning the decision, now Gerges is out for revenge. If Gerges can get past Benny then he has a chance to possibly fight Jahfarr Wilnis and avenge another loss so this is a big opportunity for Hesdy.
The second half of the tournament has Jahfarr Wilnis against Mladen Brestovac both the fighters that Adegbuyi defeated to win the first tournament. Wilnis has been so close to a fight with heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven for a while now especially after winning the Kunlun Tournament but it keeps just slipping through his fingers, winning this tournament is exactly what he needs guarantee that fight. Brestovac already fought Rico this year and lost a decision but his style made Rico look mediocre so I’m sure he’d love one more try.
Glory 35: Nice, France Main Card
Lightweight World Title Headline Bout: Sittichai (c) vs. Marat Grigorian
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Hesdy Gerges
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Mladen Brestovac
Glory 35: Nice, France Super Fight Series
Light Heavyweight Title Unification Bout: Artem Vakhitov (c) vs. Zack Mwekassa (ic)
Welterweight Bout: Karim Benmansour vs. Eyevan Danenberg
Heavyweight Bout: Nicholas Wamba vs. Nordine Mahieddine
Super Bantamweight Bout: Amel Dehby vs. Ji-Waen Lee
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. Dylan Salvador