GLORY returns with a third event in the Rivals series. GLORY Rivals occur on November 5th at the Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The fight card features five kickboxing bouts.
Ibrahim El Bouni vs. Muhammed Balli
The light heavyweight pairing between Ibrahim El Bouni and Muhammed Balli headlines the event. El Bouni is Rivals mainstay, who scored victories on both previous editions. The One Championship veteran defeated both Clyde Brunswijk and Badr Ferdaous. He currently rides a three-fight winning streak.
Balli made his promotional debut on GLORY 77, where Martin Pacas knocked him out. He also fought in previous Rivals events, where Martin Terpstra and Clyde van Brunswijk stopped him.
Jay Overmeer vs. Robin Ciric
In a welterweight affair, Jay Overmeer will take on Robin Ciric. Overmeer is unbeaten inside the GLORY’s white ring as he won both of his previous bouts. He managed to stop both Jos van Belzen and Rodrigo Mineriro.
Ciric will be making his GLORY debut. He’s a former Enfusion welterweight title challenger. He won 11 consecutive fights but was bested by Mohamed Touchassie at Enfusion 109.
Rest of the card:
In a heavyweight battle, Tariq Osaro will trade strikes with Abderrahman Barkouch. Osaro’s GLORY balance is 1 – 1. He TKO’d Rhys Brudenell at Glory 80: Studio. In his second bout, he lost to Levi Rigters.
Barkouch had a single kickboxing fight in his career. At the joint event Enfusion 111 & 112, he was awarded a decision win over Hamza Ourahou.
The fight card is rounded up by a lightweight scrap between Nordin Ben Moh and Kyle Todd and a pairing of Deniz Demirkapu and Kaew Chaivichan.
GLORY Rivals 3 (YouTube – 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT) results:
Ibrahim El Bouni def. Muhammed Balli via KO (Left Hook) at 2:05 of Round 1
Jay Overmeer def. Robin Ciric via Unanimous Decision
Tariq Osaro def. Abderrahman Barkouch via KO (Right Hook) at 2:10 of Round 3
Nordin Ben Moh def. Kyle Todd via Unanimous Decision
Deniz Demirkapu def. Matej Trcka via TKO (Referee stoppage) at 1:50 of Round 1