GLORY 54: preview Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac

Kickboxing event GLORY 54 takes place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK this coming Saturday June 2. The event features an international card with the heavyweight title contested on the top of the fight bill.

In the main event “The King of Kickboxing” Rico Verhoeven defends his heavyweight title facing off Mladen Brestovac. Ranked No.7 in the division, the latter challenges the reigning champion, as well as aspires to take a revenge.

The pair first met in 2016 at GLORY 28. The five-round bout went the distance with Verhoeven taking a unanimous decision against Brestovac in the French city capital, Paris.

Starting the fight week the promotion released a “Preview” clip on its channel on YouTube.

The co-main event is a welterweight battle between Harut Grigorian and Alim Nabiyev. Also on the card a featherweight “featured fight” between Aleksei Ulianov Bailey Sugden and Aleksei Ulianov. In addition, Brad Stanton takes on Joe Himsworth at catchweight with the limit of 68 kg. The current GLORY 54 lineup can be found below.

GLORY 54 fight card

GLORY 54 Birmingham
Heavyweight Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac
Welterweight Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev
Featherweight Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Catchweight (68 kg) Brad Stanton and Joe Himsworth
Featherweight Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang
Lightweight Bout: Dean Pattinson vs. Ciaran Smith

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
Lightweight Elvis Gashi vs. William Goldie-Galloway
Welterweight Mark Timms vs. Dawid Blaszke
Welterweight Jamie Bates vs. Tommie King

GLORY 54 Prelims
Welterweight Kevin Ward vs. Wilker Barros
Bantamweight Christi Brereton vs. Nicola Kaye
Lightweight Vinny Church vs. Ben Woolliss