Heavyweight knockout artists Antonio Plazibat and Raul Catinas have been announced for the GLORY 82 event taking place on November 19 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. These are both top 10 ranked kickboxing heavyweights.
The Croatian striker Antonio Plazibat is on an impressive three-fight consecutive knockout wins streak over top competition. The 28-year-old fighter recently called out heavyweight world champion Rico Verhoeven for a fight. Although, Verhoeven has his eyes on Alistair Overeem.
‘Iron’ Raul Catinas is ranked 10th in GLORY’s heavyweight division. Overall, this Romanian kickboxer has a record of 41-7 with an impressive 33 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
GLORY Kickboxing announced this heavyweight main event showdown via a press release. See below for further details:
Antonio Plazibat vs Raul Catinas added to GLORY 82
GLORY announced today the full fight card for GLORY82, taking place at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany on November 19th.
The event will be headlined by an exhilarating heavyweight matchup between No. 1 ranked contender Antonio Plazibat and No. 10 ranked contender Raul Catinas. With three knockout victories in his last three fights, Plazibat has solidified his status as one of the most devastating finishers in the sport. He will look to continue his dominance against Catinas, a veteran of the division known for his durability and power punches.
Co-headlining the event is a Welterweight Title Bout between Alim Nabiyev and Endy Semeleer. The No. 2 ranked welterweight contender in the world, Nabiyev enters the bout coming off a win over Troy Jones in his last GLORY appearance. He will meet Semeleer, the No. 3 ranked welterweight contender and one of the top prospects in the sport, who earned a spot in the division’s top-five with a dominant win over Shkodran Veseli at GLORY Rivals 2.
Also featured on the card, MMA veteran Joilton Lutterbach will make his GLORY debut against fellow debutant Mark Trijsburg in a welterweight bout. Top-five lightweight contender Itay Gershon will make his return to the GLORY ring against promotional newcomer Cihad Akipa.
The card will also mark the return of perennial heavyweight contender Jahfarr Wilnis, who will be making his first appearance on the GLORY stage since 2019. He will meet promotional newcomer Michal Blawdziewicz.
Opening the GLORY 82 main card, No. 2 ranked middleweight contender Serkan Ozcaglayan will make a quick turn around after competing at COLLISION 4 less than two weeks ago. He will look to get back on the winning track against former Middleweight Title Challenger Juri De Sousa.
The GLORY 82 Prelims will be headlined by a light heavyweight battle between Imad Hadar and Brice Kombou. Both will look to make a statement against each other in their respective GLORY debuts. Plus, two featherweight bouts will kick off the evening’s action, as Denis Wosik faces Hicham Chaaboute, and Ahmad Chikh Mousa will fight Mohamed el Hammouti.
Croatia’s Plazibat earned a memorable knockout victory against Benjamin Adegbuyi in 2021:
In his most recent fight, Antonio Plazibat earned an impressive thunderous knockout over Tarik Khbabez: