GLORY 53 Lille Initial Card: Meksen vs. Dehby, Doumbe, Tuinov and More

This past weekend at GLORY 51 the promotion announced the upcoming GLORY 53 Lille card, returning to the French city of Lille with what looks to be another stacked card. The main card is headlined by Cedric Doumbe as well as Anissa Meksen defending her GLORY Super Bantamweight Championship against Amel Dehby. There’s also a featherweight tournament to round things out.

The SuperFight Series features a few, interesting fights, including Zinedine Hameur-Lain against Michael Duut in what should be a fun brawl and the debut of two of the best lightweights not previously in GLORY of Yohann Drai and Vlad Tuinov. You know how people were hyped for the debut of Alim Nabyiev at Welterweight? That’s the kind of hype that Vlad Tuinov has, to the point where he was hitting serious roadblocks outside of GLORY where the big name fighters wouldn’t take fights against him because he wasn’t a big enough name and nobody wanted to be the one to make him famous, and that lower level guys knew what kind of fight it would be and opted not to bother.

So get excited.

This goes down on May 12th.

GLORY 53 Lille
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. TBD
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Super Bantamweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Anissa Meksen (c) vs. Amel Dehby
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Anvar Boynazarov vs. Zakaria Zouggary
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong
Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Dawid Kasperski
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Bout: Alan Scheinson vs. Anghel Cardos
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Serhii Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Victor Pinto vs. Buray Bozaryilmaz