Massaro Glunder partakes in kickboxing gala Glory 42 Paris
Massaro Glunder (l) in a bout against Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym (r) on October 10, 2015 at Yakkao Boxing 14 in Bolton, UK / Pic: Facebook

Kickboxing promotion Glory 42 is held this Saturday at AccorHotels Arena in Paris.

The event features an eleven-fight bill. Five bouts at Glory 42 Paris air live on ESPN2, following a six-fight program of Glory Super Fight Series on UFC Fight Pass.

In the headline event at Glory 42 Paris a current welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe of France faces off Dutch Nieky Holzken in defense of the title. On the main event at Glory 42 Super Fight Series Yohan Lidon of France squares off against Yoann Kongolo of Switzerland also at welterweight.

A previously announced fight card suffered another change. Due to an injury Stoyan Koprivlenski was forced to pull out from the lightweight contender tournament. His team mate at renowned Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam, Massaro Glunder took his spot.

Glunder goes up against Niclas Larsen (46-8-2, 24 KO) of Denmark in one of the semi-final bouts. In another semi-final bout Chris Baya (57-5-1, 34 KO) of Holland takes on Anatoly Moiseev (16-2, 5 KO) of Russia. The winners will face off in the ultimate match for the opportunity to challenge for the title at a later date.

An updated Glory 42 fight card is presented below. Official weigh-ins ceremony is conducted on Friday.

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. Massaro Glunder
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

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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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