GLORY 57 Shenzhen
GLORY 57 Shenzhen

GLORY 57 Shenzhen

Topping up the bill of the various kickboxing events held in the most populous country in the world, GLORY returns to China with its promotion No. 57. The event takes place at the Shenzeh Bay Sports Center on Saturday August 25. The previous show was produced last October in Guangzhou, where Rico Verhoeven stopped Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the second round.

The headline bout of the upcoming show features the defending lightweight champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong up against Marat Grigorian. The pair has previous met three times with the Thai fighter taking the wins by decision.

The fight card also includes an eight-man tournament in the lightweight class. The eliminator begins on the preliminary card. The final round headlines the Super Fight Series programme.

Among other bouts, Chenglong Zhang faces Nafi Bilalovski at featherweight, and Zaza Sor Aree squares off against Jia Liu at super bantamweight. The current lineup can be found below. The rest of competitors are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

GLORY 57 Shenzhen
Lightweight Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Marat Grigorian
Featured bout: Kaiyin Zhang vs. TBA
Lightweight Khaial Dzhaniev vs. Julio Lobo
Featherweight Chenglong Zhang vs. Nafi Bilalovski
Featherweight Yuhang Xie vs. Asa Ten Pow

GLORY 57 SuperFight Series
Lightweight Tournament Final: Winner of Bout E vs. Winner of Bout F
Light Heavyweight Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. TBA
Featherweight Chenchen Li vs. Masaya Kubo
Super Bantamweight: Zaza Sor Aree vs. Jia Liu
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal F: Winner of Bout C vs. Winner of Bout D
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal E: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B

GLORY 57 Prelims
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal D:Lei Feng vs. Wensheng Zhang
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal C: Li Deng vs. Alimu
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal B: Tiehan Xu vs. Chao Wang
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal A: Liu Xu vs. Junchen Zhao