Kickboxing event GLORY 62 took place at Ahoy Rotterdam this past Saturday (Dec. 8). A knockout tournament headlined the show featuring eight international heavyweights battling it out in a $150,000 USD eliminator (approx $211,500 AUD).
Jamal Ben Saddik took the tournament after her won three fights during one evening going through quarterfinal, semifinal and final. In the opening round he took a TKO win against Junior Tafa in the first round.
“A body shot dropped Tafa and produced a count from the referee. A second kick to the body sent Tafa down again and the fight was waved off, allowing Ben Saddik to move to the semifinals,” reads the event recap.
In semifinal Jamal Ben Saddik earned a unanimous decision against Guto Inocente. In the final he knocked out Benjamin Adegbuyi in the first round.
On the way to the final Adegbuyi took a unanimous decision against Arkadiusz Wrzosek, and stopped Jahfarr Wilnis in the third round with head kick.
A light heavyweight battle between Artur Gorlov and Luis Tavares, which served as GLORY 62 co-main event, ended in favor of the latter, who took a split decision. Also on the night Marat Grigorian defeated Christian Baya also by split decision.
The complete GLORY 62 Rotterdam results can be found below. In addition, the promotion announced its next event scheduled for February 2, 2019 (AEDT) in Houston, Texas.
GLORY 62 Heavyweight Tournament results
Jamal Ben Saddik def. Benjamin Adegbuyi by KO (punches, R1 at 1:54)
Jamal Ben Saddik def. Guto Inocente by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26 x4)
Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Jahfarr Wilnis by KO (left head kick, R3 at 2:39)
Guto Inocente def. Mohamed Abdallah by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x4)
Jahfarr Wilnis def. Tomas Mozny by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28 x3)
Jamal Ben Saddik def. Junior Tafa by TKO (two-knockdown rule, R1 at 2:55)
Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Arkadiusz Wrzosek by unanimous decision (30-25 x5)
GLORY 62 results
Luis Tavares def. Artur Gorlov by split decision (27-30, 30-27 x2, 29-28 x2)
Marat Grigorian def. Christian Baya by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x3, 30-27)
Tyjani Beztati def. Stoyan Koprivlenski by unanimous decision (30-27 x5)
Dmitrii Menshikov def. Robbie Hageman by KO (punches, R1 at 1:53)
Hamicha def. Miles Simson by knockout (head kick, R1 at 1:53)
Roel Mannaart def. Kirill Kornilov by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27 x3)
Ertugrul Bayrak def. Donovan Wisse by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29 x2, 30-27)