GLORY 62: Eight-man heavyweight kickboxing contest
Heavyweight kickboxing tournament headlines GLORY 62 on December 8 at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. Mid last month the promotion announced all eight participants of $150,000 eliminator.
The tournament’s first four seeds have been established in November. The roster includes three-time heavyweight contender tournament winner Romanian Benjamin Adegbuyi (31-5, 18 KO) as the No. 1 seed, Moroccan-Belgian behemoth Jamal Ben Saddik (32-7 1 NC, 26 KO) as the No. 2 seed, perennial contender Dutch Jahfarr Wilnis (31-10-1, 8 KO) as the No. 3 seed, and recent title challenger Brazilian Guto Inocente (35-9, 17 KO) as the No 4 seed.
The remaining tournament seeding and first-round match-ups have now also been determined.
During the draw held in Amsterdam Friday, Australian Junior Tafa (20-3, 16 KO), Slovakian Tomas Mozny (20-6-1, 6 KO), German Mohamed Abdallah (18-2, 6 KO), and Polish Arkadiusz Wrzosek (7-4 1 NC, 4 KO) were randomly assigned a seed between five and eight. Seed No. 5 was able to pick their quarterfinal foe out of the top four seeds, followed by Seed No. 6 selecting from the three competitors not yet chosen, and finally Seed No. 7 choosing between the two remaining options. Seed No. 8 was automatically matched with the last remaining fighter.
The results of tournament draw look as the following:
Mohamed Abdallah (No. 5) vs. Guto Inocente (No. 4)
Tomas Mozny (No. 6) vs. Jahfarr Wilnis (No. 3)
Junior Tafa (No. 7) vs. Jamal Ben Saddik (No. 2)
Arkadiusz Wrzosek (No. 8) vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi (No. 1)
The tournament reserve bout features a pair of heavyweights Roel Mannaart and Kirill Kornilov. A light heavyweight kickboxing battle between Luis Tavares and Artur Gorlov serves as GLORY 62 co-headline bout. The full fight card can be found below.
GLORY 62 fight card
GLORY 62 Rotterdam
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout
Bout E Winner vs. Bout F Winner
Light Heavyweight Luis Tavares vs. Artur Gorlov
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout F
Bout B Winner vs. Bout D Winner
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout E
Bout A Winner vs. Bout C Winner
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout D
Guto Inocente vs. Mohamed Abdallah
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout C
Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Tomas Mozny
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout B
Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Junior Tafa
Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout A
Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Arkadiusz Wrzosek
GLORY 62 SuperFight Series
Lightweight Marat Grigorian vs. Christian Baya
Lightweight Tyjani Beztati vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski
Welterweight Robbie Hageman vs. Dmitrii Menshikov
Welterweight Miles Simson vs. Hamicha
Heavyweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Roël Mannaart vs. Kirill Kornilov
GLORY 62 Prelims
Middleweight Donovan Wisse vs. Ertugrul Bayrak