Kickboxing: Zhuravlev faces off Cavalari for interim title at Glory 43 in New York
Glory 43: Pavel Zhuravlev vs Saulo Cavalari

Kickboxing promotion Glory 43 is held on July 14 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Glory 43 is an eleven-fight bill. A five-fight card airs on ESPN3 following a six-fight program on UFC Fight Pass. Last week the organization revealed a complete matchmaking for the upcoming show.

On Tuesday the promotion announced that a previously expected three-round bout between Pavel Zhuravlev of Ukraine and Saulo Cavalari of Brazil is now set for five rounds. Furthermore, the winner of the contest will be titled as an interim champion in the light heavyweight class.

The current champion in the division is Artem Vakhitov of Russia. At a later date he will face off an interim title holder in the championship unification.

“With what is sure to be an incredible fight between two top-three light heavyweights [in Cavalari and Zhuravlev], we wanted to create stakes fitting of their ranking and the prestige of Madison Square Garden,” said Glory matchmaker and managing director Sports Cor Hemmers.

“Our champion Vakhitov injured his hand following GLORY 38 Chicago and is working hard toward returning later this year. In the meantime, Cavalari or Zhuravlev will be established as interim champion.”

The fight cards for Glory 43 New York and Glory 43 Super Fight Series can be found below.

GLORY 43 New York 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. Elvis Gashi
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Matt Embree vs. Kevin Vannostrand
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov

GLORY 43 Super Fight Series 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