Pavel Zhuravlev defeats Saulo Cavalari
Kickboxing promotion Glory 43 was held on Friday July 14 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event showcased a five-fight Glory 43 New York program live on ESPN, that followed a six-fight Glory 43 Super Fight Series card on UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event of Glory 43 New York Guto Inocente took a split decision against Benjamin Adegbuyi at heavyweight. Kevin Vannostrand won a four-man featherweight tournament, when he stopped Mo Abdurahman in the first round, as well as earned a unanimous decision against Giga Chikadze. In addition Elvis Gashi defeated Josh Jauncey by TKO in Round 2.
The light heavyweight interim championship between Pavel Zhuravlev and Saulo Cavalari headlined Glory 43 Super Fight Series. After three-rounds of action the Ukrainian “Caiman” claimed a unanimous decision. He is expected to fight the reigning champion, Russian Russia Artem Vakhitov, in a championship unification at a later date.
Also on the card Bailey Sugden took a unanimous decision against Arthur Sorsor. As well, Anissa Meksen similarly defeated Jady Menezes.
The complete Glory 43 results can be found below.
Glory 43 New York
Heavyweight Guto Inocente def. Benjamin Adegbuyi via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight Elvis Gashi def. Josh Jauncey via second-round TKO (2:59)
Featherweight tournament semifinal: Kevin Vannostrand def. Mo Abdurahman via first-round TKO (1:52)
Featherweight tournament semifinal: Giga Chikadze def. Aleksei Ulianov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Featherweight tournament final: Kevin Vannostrand def. Giga Chikadze via unanimous decision (30-26×3)
Glory 43 Super Fight Series
Light heavyweight Pavel Zhuravlev def. Saulo Cavalari via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Featherweight Bailey Sugden def. Arthur Sorsor via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Middleweight Joe Taylor def. Ariel Sepulveda via second-round TKO (2:55)
Super Bantamweight Anissa Meksen def. Jady Menezes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight Itay Gershon def. Rafal Dudek via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Featherweight Chenchen Li def. Terrance Hill via first-round knockout (1:45)