Yohan Lidon takes on Yoann Kongolo at kickboxing show Glory 42 Paris
Yohan Lidon / Pic: Jbaba Photographie/Boxemag

Yohan Lidon vs Yoann Kongolo headlines kickboxing program at Glory 42 Super Fight Series.

Kickboxing promotion Glory 42 is held on June 10 in Paris. The event is an 11-fight bill comprising five bouts live on ESPN2 and six bouts on UFC Fight Pass. This week the promotion announced a complete fight card.

In the main event of Glory 42 Paris Cedric Doumbe of France faces off Nikey Holzken of Holland. Frenchman looks forward to the second defense of the welterweight title while the Dutch fighter highly anticipates to take the revenge.

The headliner of Glory 42 Super Fight Series features Yohan Lidon (92-35-1, 55 KO) of France up against Yoann Kongolo (64-9, 46 KO) of Switzerland. The bout is also a welterweight encounter.

Lidon is a notable competitor in the division, who currently holds a prestegious World Kickboxing Network super middleweight title. This year he also appears as one of the busiest fighters with two recent bouts accomplished during the last three weeks. Last weekend Lidon came out victorious at Dark Fights: Capital Fights 2 earning a decision against his country-fellow Djibril Ehouo. Two weeks earlier he made the second defense of the WKN title against Patrik Vidakovics of Hungary in the headline event of Dubai Fight. The bout against Kongolo in two weeks time is his debut in Glory.

Kongolo is a former challenger for the Glory belt who went up against Doumbe last March in Brussels. Coming out of a defeat he certainly aspires to square his record. Kongolo earned his title shot when he defeated Karim Benmansour of France and Konstantin Khuzin of Russia in the contender tournament in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Glory 42 Paris fight card

Welterweight World Title Headline Bout: Cedric Doumbe vs. Nieky Holzken
Lightweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Niclas Larsen vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Anatoly Moiseev vs. Christian Baya

Glory 42 Super Fight Series fight card

Welterweight Headline Bout: Yoann Kongolo vs. Yohan Lidon
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Nicolas Wamba vs. Jhonata Diniz
Light Heavyweight Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Freddy Kemayo
Lightweight Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Antonio Gomez
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Salvador vs. Serhiy Adamchuk
Welterweight Bout: Jimmy Vienot vs. Francois Ambang

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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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