GLORY returns with a cross-promotional event held alongside Japanese RISE and Shootboxing promotions. GLORY Rivals 4 takes place on December 25th at the Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
A featherweight affair between featherweight Contender Serhii Adamchuk and former RISE Lightweight title holder, Kento Haraguchi headlines the fight card.
Kento Haraguchi vs. Serii Adamchuk
The Japanese fighter is thought of as the next big thing for RISE after Tenshin Nasukawa has left the promotion and the sport of kickboxing in general. This push into stardom was exemplified by pitting Haraguchi against GLORY Featherweight champion, Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 on two different occasions. Their second bout was to determine a new World Super Lightweight champion, previously held only by Nasukawa himself. Despite two losses to the Thai fighter Haraguchi won all the rest of his bouts stacking up 14 wins in his record.
This will be Adamchuk’s return bout after a 14-month-long hiatus. His last bout took place in October 2021, where he lost by a split decision to Aleksei Ulianov. The Ukrainian kickboxer is a former GLORY featherweight champion, which he lost to Petchpanomrung back in 2019. Since then he won only 2 out 5 last of his fights.
Kaito Ono vs. Stoyan Koprivienski
Ono has been unbeaten for the last two years, winning all 14 bouts held within that time period. A former Shootboxing Lightweight champion holds a notable win over a two-division K-1 champion, Masaaki Noiri, who he beat back in June.
Koprivienski was enjoying a five-fight winning streak, which was put on a hold by Tyjani Beztati at GLORY Collision 4 on October 8. This was a Lightweight title bout, which was awarded to Koprivienski after he beat the likes of Bruno Gazani, Dzianis Zuev, and Guerric Billet.
GLORY RIVALS 4 Results
Full Card (iPPV GLORYFights.com/ABEMA TV/Viaplay – 4:30am ET / 1:30am)
Kento Haraguchi def. Serhii Adamchuk via Unanimous Decision (30 – 28, 30 – 27, 30 – 27)
Kaito Ono def. Stoyan Koprivlenski via Majority Decision (30 – 29, 30 – 29, 30 – 29)
Petch def. Kosei Yamada via Unanimous Decision (30 – 29, 30 – 29, 30 – 28)
Taiju Shiratori def. Ilias Banniss via Unanimous Decision (30 – 28, 30 – 27, 30 – 27)
Chad Collins def. Hiroki Kasahara via Unanimous Decision (30 – 29, 30 – 28, 30 – 27)
Tessa de Kom def. Manazo Kobayashi via Unanimous Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 30 – 28)