Superpro Fight Night IV goes down tomorrow, September 22 in Basel, Switzerland, which is the home of the three Beqiri brothers, Shemsi, Hysni and Ilir, who are all fighting on the card. The card is in collaboration with and sponsored by GLORY. On top of that, there's also a 16 man GLORY tournament at 70kg with a ton of young fighters from around Europe. The tournament is a pre-test for the format of the GLORY Grand Slam.
In the main event, Shemsi Beqiri takes on Steeve Valente from France. Valente is no easy opponent and should be competitive. Even if Valente doesn't win, if he looks impressive and is able to hang with Shemsi, both Cor Hemmers and Martijn de Jong from GLORY will be in attendance so this is a big opportunity for him. It's a good fight for Shemsi to stay busy in, as after this he's in the GLORY 3 Rome Final 8 tournament on November 3.
Hysni Beqiri is in the GLORY super fight, and he'll take on Mohammed El Mir. El Mir was in GLORY's First 16, losing to Albert Kraus. This is a big opportunity for both fighters, especially Hysni, to impress the GLORY team. Hysni is a really good fighter in his own right, coming off a disputed loss to Hafid el Boustati earlier this month.
The tournament match-ups are as follows:
Amy Sana (France) vs. Claudio Baressi (Belgium)
Martin Moj (Germany) vs. Uno Karaoglan (Turkey)
Tarek Gromnika (Germany) vs. Daniel Solaja (Germany)
Malik Groenberg (Netherlands) vs. Kevin Botz (Germany)
Nicky Hemmers (Netherlands) vs. Xhavit Bajrami (Switzerland)
Adriatic Emini (Switzerland) vs. Hafid Rhomdane (France)
Faisal Hammouti (Morocco) vs. Jassem El Djiawali (Iraq)
Omar Baqi (Afghanistan) vs. Andras Kis (Hungary)