Cedric Doumbe retains the welterweight kickboxing title at Glory 39 Brussels.
French fighter Cedric Doumbe put his welterweight belt on the line when he went up against his long time opponent out of Switzerland, Yoann Kongolo. The pair has previously battled out twice with the latter taking the decision. Their latest encounter headlined the Glory 39 kickboxing promotion on March 25 in Brussels. The five-round bout has similarly gone on distance. However this time the verdict went in favor of the champion out of France. As a result he takes the revenge as well as defends the title via a unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45, 48-47).
In the co-main event Jamal Ben Saddik of Morocco squared off with Guto Inocente of Brazil. After three rounds of action Ben Saddik earned a unanimous decision (30-27 x 5).
The four-man featherweight contender tournament featured on the program. In the first semi-final Serhiy Adamchuk of Ukraine took a unanimous decision against Nafi Bilalovski of Belgium (30-27 x 5). In the second semi-final Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao of Thailand also scored a unanimous decision against Alexei Ulyanov of Russia (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28). The result of the final bout between Petchpanomrung and Adamchuk was a split decision in favor of the fighter out of Thailand (29-28, 28-29, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
The event comprised the five-fight bill of the Super Fight Series.
In the headliner Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong of Thailand defeated Dylan Salvador of France. The lightweight championship bout ended at 2 minutes 58 seconds of the fourth round.
Also on the card Marat Grigorian of Belgium stopped Anton Petrov of Bulgaria with strikes. The bout ended in the first round at 1 minute 45 seconds. In addition Qinghao Meng of China took a split decision against Killian Moulun of France (30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 27-30). As well, Harut Grigorian of Belgium defeated Pavol Garaj of Slovakia by unanimous decision (30-27 x 5). Tyjani Beztati of Morroco earned the TKO victory (referee stoppage) against Sabri Ben Henia of Tunis in Round 2. The heavyweight bout between Hesdy Gerges of Egypt and Chi Lewis-Parry of England was cancelled.