Zhuravlev vs Cavalari headlines Glory 43 Super Fight Series.
Kickboxing promotion Glory 43 is held on July 14 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is an eleven-fight bill. The five-bout card airs live on ESPN3, following the six-fight program that is streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Mid May the promotion announced a nearly complete program for the upcoming show. This week the organization revealed the rest of the card, with only one more participant to be announced.
The main event of Glory 43 Super Fight Series features Brazilian Saulo Cavalari (60-5, 49 KO) up against Pavel Zhuravlev (70-11, 26 KO) of Ukraine. Both are well known competitors in the light heavyweight class.
Ranked No.4 Cavalari is a former light heavyweight champion who is coming out of a defeated against Russian Artem Vakhitov in February. Ranked No.2 Zhuravlev makes his return to Glory Kickboxing following the first round KO victory against Zinedine Hameur-Lain last November.
The bout is a rematch with Ukrainian athlete being victorious by decision in their encounter in 2012. For Australian audience both fighters are familiar characters. In 2010 Zhuravlev challenged Nathan “Carnage” Corbett for the WKN World heavyweight title in Perth. In 2014 Cavalari took park in a four-man tournament featuring Gokhan Saki, Tyrone Spong and also Nathan Corbett in Istanbul.
There is a change on the Glory 43 Super Fight Series card with Arthur Sorsor replacing Chris Mauceri in the featherweight bout against Bailey Sugden. In addition, the promotion announced the opponent for Benjamin Adegbuyi (28-4, 16 KO) in the name of Guto Inocente (33-8, 17 KO) to co-headline Glory 43 New York. It is advised that the name of the fighter to take on Josh Jauncey will be announced at a later date.
To date Glory 43 New York and Glory 43 SuperFight Series fight cards look as the following:
GLORY 43 New York live on ESPN3
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Guto Inocente
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. TBA
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Matt Embree vs. Kevin Vannostrand
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov
GLORY 43 SuperFight Series live on UFC Fight Pass
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Saulo Cavalari vs. Zhuravlev
Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Arthur Sorsor
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Featherweight Bout: Mo Abdurahman vs. Chenchen Li
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes