Anissa Meksen, Glory 48
Anissa Meksen becomes super bantameweight champion at Glory 48 in New York / Pic: Facebook

Glory 48: VanNostrand wins interim belt, Thomas takes tournament

Glory 48 was held this past Friday December 1 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event comprised two chapters, featuring the ten-fight international kickboxing bill, with two titles contested on the night.

In the main event at Glory 48 New York Kevin VanNostrand and Anvar Boynazarov battled out for the interim featherweight title. The scheduled for five rounds bout ended prior the final bell. VanNostrand earned the victory by knockout in the first round (knee to the body), claiming the belt.

The fight card also included the four-man middleweight qualifying tournament. In one of the semi-final bouts Robert Thomas went up against Wayne Barrett, scoring a unanimous decision. Another semi-final bout, between Matt Baker and Mike Lemaire, also went the distance, but with the inclusion of an extra round. Mike Lemaire was proclaimed as the winner by a unanimous decision and faced Thomas in the final. The latter took all tournament, scoring the victory by knockout in the third round with overhand right.

In the main event at Glory 48 Super Fight Series Tiffany van Soest took on Anissa Meksen, in defense of her super bantamweight belt. Anissa Meksen was proclaimed as the winner by a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47), consequently becoming a new title holder.

Also on the card middleweight Chris Camozzi defeated Kyle Weickhard, taking the second round TKO victory. In addition, lightweight Elvis Gashi scored a unanimous decision against Nate Richardson. The complete Glory 48 results can be found below.

Glory 48 results

Glory 48 New York
Featherweight Kevin VanNostrand def. Anvar Boynazarov via first-round knockout
Middleweight Robert Thomas defeats Mike Lemaire via third-round knockout
Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva def. John King via unanimous decision
Middleweight Robert Thomas defeats Wayne Barrett via unanimous decision
Middleweight Mike Lemaire defeats Matt Baker via unanimous decision (extra round)

Glory 48 Super Fight Series
Super Bantamweight Anissa Meksen def. Tiffany van Soest via unanimous decision
Middleweight Chris Camozzi def. Kyle Weickhard via second-round TKO
Lightweight Elvis Gashi def. Nate Richardson via unanimous decision
Middleweight Ivan Galaz def. Paul Banasiak via majority decision
Lightweight Itay Gershon def. Justin Houghton via unanimous decision

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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