GLORY 83 takes place on February 11th at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. It’s headlined by a light heavyweight title fight.
GLORY 83 Headlined by Light Heavyweight Title Showdown
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This kickboxing fight card is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight. The reigning champion, Sergej Maslobojev defends his belt against Donegi Abena.
Maslobojev is unbeaten in GLORY. He won the belt at COLLISION 4, where he defeated Tarik Khbabez by a split decision. Abena has a 3 – 3 balance in the promotion. All of his wins were awarded to him by the judges.
Rest of the card:
A middleweight title holder Donovan Wisse will face the number one contender, Cesar Almeida. The champion has a 7 – 1 GLORY record and this will be his first defense. Wisse won the belt at GLORY 81, where he beat Juri de Sousa. The Brazilian kickboxer stacked up a 1 – 1 balance inside GLORY’s white ring. However, due to Almeida missing weight, this now will be a non-title bout.
In the middleweight scrap, Serkan Ozcaglayan will square against Sergej Braun. Guerric Billet will try to solidify his lightweight title contender status by defeating Cihad Akipa.
Both Uku Jurjendal and Nabil Khachab will make their promotional debut against each other in a heavyweight affair. Ahmad Chikh Mousa will try to continue his three-fight winning streak at Berjan Peposhi’s expense.
In the middleweight division, Serkan Ozcaglayan and Sergej Braun will fight each other. This bout could have title implications and the winner would find himself in the title picture.
The prelims feature the following bouts: Sorin Caliniuc vs. Arman Hambaryan and Jos van Belzen vs. Robin Ciric.
Donegi Abena def. Sergej Maslobojev via TKO (Doctor’s stoppage), at 2:15 of Round 4 and won the GLORY light heavyweight title
Donovan Wisse def. Cesar Almeida via Unanimous Decision
Serkan Ozcaglayan def. Sergej Braun via KO (left hook), at 2:40 of Round 2
Guerric Billet def. Cihad Akipa via Split Decision
Nabil Khachab def. Uku Jürjendal via Unanimous Decision
Ahmad Chikh Mousa vs Berjan Peposhi
Robin Ciric def. Jos Van Benzin via Split Decision
Chris Wunn def. Jonathan Mayezo via Unanimous Decision
Arman Hambaryan def. Sorin Caliniuc via Split Decision