GLORY Kickboxing returns to France with the event No. 53. The show held at Zenith de Lille on Saturday May 12 features a series of international bouts, four-man knockout tournament as well as the title contest.
French Anissa Meksen makes her first women’s super bantamweight title defense, going up against her country-woman Amel Dehby in the co-main event at GLORY 53 Lille. Meksen earned the belt last December in New York scoring a unanimous decision against the former champion Tiffany van Soest. Representing WKN Top Team in 2016 Dehby is the finalist of inaugural championship tournament, where she squared off and faced the defeat by decision against the latter.
The Meksen vs. Dehby bout is scheduled for five rounds.
The main event features French Cedric Doumbe up against an opponent whose name is yet determined. Also on the card Anvar Boynazarov takes on Zakaria Zouggary in one of the semi-finals of one-night featherweight contender tournament. In another, Serhiy Adamchuk faces off Azize Hlali.
Light heavyweight battle between Zinedine Hameur-Lain and Michael Duut headlines GLORY 53 Super Fight Series. Also on the card Yohann Drai meets Vlad Tuinov at lightweight.
The current fight card can be found below. The rest of the roster is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
GLORY 53 fight card
GLORY 53 Lille
Welterweight Cedric Doumbe vs. TBD
Super Bantamweight Anissa Meksen vs. Amel Dehby
Featherweight Anvar Boynazarov vs. Zakaria Zouggary
Featherweight Serhiy Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali
GLORY 53 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut
Lightweight Yohann Drai vs. Vlad Tuinov
Featherweight Nafi Bilalovski vs. Chenchen Li
Featherweight Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Abdellah Ezbiri