Kickboxing promotion Glory 42 is held on Saturday at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris.
The program is an eleven-fight bill. Kickboxing card comprises five bouts live on ESPN2 and six bouts streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event at Glory 42 Paris Cedric Doumbe of France squares off against Nieky Holzken of Holland in defense of the welterweight kickboxing title. On the top of the bill at Glory 32 Super Fight Series Yohan Lidon of France takes on Yoann Kongolo of Switzerland also at welterweight.
A previously announced fight card has suffered a change. Remy Vectol (46-10-1, 18 KO) of France takes the spot of a prominent French Jimmy Vienot who was forced to pull out due to an injury. Vector goes up against Francois Ambang (17-6-0, 6 KO) of the US in the opening bout of Glory 42 Super Fight Series.
“Vectol’s management had approached us recently with a view to getting him in the welterweight division, ideally on a French card. I looked at some video of him and I felt we could give him a shot, although I didn’t have anything available in the near future,” said Glory matchmaker Cor Hemmers.
“But then Vienot pulled out injured so I contacted his management earlier this week and offered them the short notice slot. They immediately said yes. It’s a last minute opportunity so it’s his lucky day. If he can beat Ambang he earns a spot on the roster.”
“It’s a great opportunity for him but, at the same time, being on short notice makes for a disadvantage for him. On the other hand, Ambang is training and fighting in the US.”
“Generally the strongest kickboxers in the world are to be found on the Dutch and French circuits, so Vectol certainly has enough experience to make this a real challenge for him.”
An updated Glory 42 fight card is presented below
Glory 42 Paris live on ESPN2
Welterweight: Cedric Doumbe vs. Nieky Holzken
Lightweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight: 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 live on UFC Fight Pass
Welterweight: Yoann Kongolo vs. Yohan Lidon
Heavyweight: Nicolas Wamba vs. Jhonata Diniz
Light Heavyweight: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Freddy Kemayo
Lightweight: Marat Grigorian vs. Antonio Gomez
Featherweight: Dylan Salvador vs. Serhiy Adamchuk
Welterweight: Remy Vectol vs. Francois Ambang