Kickboxing promotion Glory 43 New York is held on July 14.
Famed The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York accommodates kickboxing gala Glory 43 live on ESPN3 and UFC Fight Pass. On Tuesday the promotion announced a nearly complete fight card for the upcoming event.
The four-man featherweight contender tournament headlines the evening. Giga Chikadze (37-5, 22 KO) of the US takes on Aleksei Ulianov (22-3-1, 7 KO) of Russia in the first of two semifinal bouts. On the other side of the tournament bracket, Matt Embree (39-8, 18 KO) of Canada faces off Kevin Vannostrand (13-1, 10 KO) of the US.
Also on the card the No. 1 heavyweight contender Benjamin Adegbuyi (28-4, 16 KO) of Holland. The name of his opponent will be decided this coming Saturday at Glory 41 Holland, where the four-man heavyweight tournament takes its place. As well, the No. 4-ranked lightweight Josh Jauncey (26-8, 15 KO) of Canada features battles out on the night.
The program comprises the Super Fight Series. In the main event Dominican-born middleweight Ariel “The Smash” Sepulveda (4-2, 1 KO) squares off with Joe Taylor (2-0, 2 KO) of the US. Also, Itay Gershon (12-4, 5 KO) of Israel is up against Rafal Dudek (19-11, 9 KO) of Poland at lightweight.
Featherweight Mo Abdurahman (24-6, 14 KO) of UK clashes with Chenchen Li (27-4, 14 KO). Also at featherweight, Chris Mauceri (9-5, 4 KO) of the US face off Bailey Sugden (8-1, 2 KO) of UK. In addition a female kickboxing bout matches Anissa Meksen (88-3, 29 KO) of France with Jady Menezes (10-1, 5 KO) of Brazil.
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. TBD
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
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Featherweight Bout: Mo Abdurahman vs. Chenchen Li
Featherweight Bout: Chris Mauceri vs. Bailey Sugden
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes