Kickboxing promotion GLORY returns to Netherlands.
Glory 41 Holland is held on May 20 at Brabanthallen Exhibition Centre in Den Bosch. The event is one of the three scheduled shows the organization announced last month. It follows an upcoming kickboxing gala Glory 40 Copenhagen on April 29.
The main bout for the event has been revealed earlier this week. Robin van Roosmalen (37-7, 21 KO) of Netherlands is facing off Thai Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (156-35-2, 25). The pair will challenge for the vacant featherweight title.
Born in the city-host, Dutch competitor van Roosmalen aka “Pokerface” is a former lightweight and featherweight titles holder. He is also the first fighter in the promotion to win belts in two weight divisions. Although last January he failed to make weight for a scheduled defense, consequently vacating the title, he looks to reclaim the top spot in the featherweight class.
“The Professor” Kiatmookao out of Thailand is the number of contender. Ranked No.3 in the division he earned his title shot at Glory 39 Brussels last March taking all four-man tournament.
The Glory 41 Holland fight card also comprises a heavyweight contender tournament. The names of the participants are not yet revealed.
In addition the organization announced two bouts featured on the card at Glory 41 Super Fight Series. In the light heavyweight encounter ranked No.8 Michael Duut (40-6, 17 KO) of Holland squares off with ranked No.9 Dutch-Tunisian Mourad Bouzidi (79-22-2, 34 KO). Also, Mike Lemaire (18-4, 8 KO) of the US faces off Zhou Wei (22-6) of China in the middleweight bout. The rest of the card is currently in makes.