Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac headlines GLORY 54 Birmingham

GLORY Kickboxing returns to the United Kingdom with the event No. 54 held at Genting Arena in Birmingham on Saturday June 2. The reigning heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven takes on No. 7-ranked in the division Mladen Brestovac, battling out on the top of the bill. The non title bout is scheduled for three rounds.

In the co-main event Harut Grigorian defends hist welterweight title against the No. 1 contender Alim Nabiyev. Also on the card, Elvis Gashi faces William Goldie-Galloway at lightweight, and Bailey Sugden goes up against Anvar Boynazarov at featherweight. In addition, Adrian Maxim and Chenglong Zhang battle out also at featherweight.

GLORY 54 Super Fight Series is headlined by Danyo Ilunga up against Fraser Weightman at heavyweight. The co-main event is a lightweight bout between Christian Baya and Josh Jauncey. Earlier on the program Richard Abraham and Adam Hadfield meet at welterweight.

The fight card also includes a four-man welterweight tournament. One of the semi-finals features Mark Timms faces off Dawid Blaszke, while Jamie Bates squares off against Tommie King in another. The current GLORY 54 fight card can be found below.

GLORY 54 fight card

GLORY 54 Birmingham
Heavyweight Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac
Welterweight Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev
Lightweight Elvis Gashi vs. William Goldie-Galloway
Featherweight Bailey Sugden vs. Anvar Boynazarov
Featherweight Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang

GLORY 54 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Danyo Ilunga vs. Fraser Weightman
Lightweight Christian Baya vs. Josh Jauncey
Welterweight Richard Abraham vs. Adam Hadfield
Lightweight Marat Grigorian vs. Liu Xu
Welterweight Mark Timms vs. Dawid Blaszke
Welterweight Jamie Bates vs. Tommie King