Kickboxing promotion Glory returns to Denmark
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GLORY Kickboxing returns to Copenhagen on April 29.

Gory 40 Copenhagen is the five-fight bill live on ESPN2. In the main event the current middleweight champion Jason Wilnis (30-6-1, 8 KO) of Netherlands faces off Simon Marcus (45-3-2) of Canada in defense of the title. The bout is their third encounter which decides the baddest man. Their 2015 bout ended in favor of Canadian, who then faced a defeated as well as lost the title last September.

In the co-main event Niclas Larsen (45-8-2, 24 KO) of Denmark is going up against Yodkhunpon (83-22-1, 51 KO) of Thailand. The local fighter is ranked No. 9 in the lightweight category. His Thai vis-a-vis is No 5.

The program includes the four-man middleweight tournament. In one of the semi-finals Yousri Belgaroui (20-3-0) of Tunis is fighting Agron Preteni (20-4-1) of Croatia. In another, Alex Pereira (17-3-0) of Brazil is battling out against Burim Rama (30-12-1) of Sweden. The winners face one another in the final.

Glory 40 Super Fight Series is also the five-fight program, live on UFC Fight Pass. Welterweights Jamie Bates (24-6) of England and Richard Abraham (11-4, 4 KO) of the US battle out in the main event. Bates is the winner of the Road to Glory. He is making his debut in the promotion. Abraham is ranked No. 6 in the division.

In the co-main event Mohammed El-Mir (113-22, 33 KO) of Denmark and Simon Santana of Norway (37-12-1, 12 KO) square off in the lightweight match. Also on the card light heavyweight Freddy Kemayo (65-23-1) of France vs 19-fight undefeated Imad Hadar of Morocco.

As well, Josh Jauncey (25-8-0) of Canada vs Antonio Gomez (50-7-2) of Spain in the lightweight contest. Featherweight Chris Mauceri (7-3, 2 KO) of the US vs Yuhang Xie of China start the program.

Glory World Series has held its most recent promotion on March 25. Cedric Doumbe of France defeated Yoann Kongolo of Switzerland and defended the welterweight title at Glory 39 Brussels.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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