Just a few days out from GLORY Redemption there is a change to the card, one that comes as sort of a shock. What is the shock? Xavier Vigney, who was given a PPV spot against Anderson “Braddock” Silva has retired. The announcement caught everyone off-guard, including his team. You can read his retirement announcement below.
First off, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has helped me and supported me during my kickboxing career. I know I'm about a week out from a big fight, but that fight will not be taking place because I am officially retiring from kickboxing. The sport of kickboxing has done a lot for me and I have so much respect for the sport but I cannot continue to compete in a sport with this much on the line when my heart isn't 100% in it. Again, thank you for the support and I appreciate all the people that helped and guided me along the way.
As always, the show must go on. Anderson “Braddock” Silva is moved to the SuperFight Series where he’s fighting Brian Douwes now, while Bailey Sugden vs. CHenglong Zhang gets bumped up to the Redemption PPV.
Heavyweight World Title Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Light Heavyweight Bout: Michael Duut vs. Danyo Ilunga
Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Chenglong Zhang
Featherweight No. 1 Contender Bout: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Zakaria Zouggary
GLORY 49 SuperFight Series
Middleweight World Title Bout: Alex Pereira vs. Yousri Belgaroui
Welterweight Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Alim Nabiyev
Heavyweight Bout: Ismael Londt vs. D’Angelo Marshall
Heavyweight Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Brian Douwes
Welterweight Bout: Eyevan Danenberg vs. Jamie Bates