Bailey Sugden faces Thong Fairtex at GLORY 65 Utrecht
Bailey Sugden (pictured) faces Thong Fairtex at GLORY 65 Utrecht / Pic James Law

Kickboxing event GLORY 65 takes place at Central Studios in Utrecht, Netherlands on May 17. Top of the bill features two championship bouts with Alex Pereira defending his middleweight strap against former champion Jason Wilnis, and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong facing off Marat Grigorian in defense of his lightweight belt.

Several contender bouts were added to the card early this week. Three additional matchups have been confirmed on Friday. The list includes a featherweight clash between Bailey Sugden and Thong Fairtex, a welterweight battle between welterweight Dani Traore and Ammari Diedric (GLORY debut), and a lightweight encounter between newcomers Jos van Belzen and Percy de Maeyer.

“British featherweight Bailey Sugden (12-3, 2 KO’s) has stepped up to face Thailand’s Thong Fairtex (66-20-3, 25 KO’s) in the opening fight of the main card,” reads the announcement. “The #9-ranked featherweight is coming off a one-sided decision win over Quade Taranki at GLORY 63 Houston, while Fairtex is coming off a decision win in his GLORY 60 debut in October last year.”

Two other bouts are featured on the preliminary card. The current lineup for GLORY 65 Utrecht can be found below. Other matchups are expected to be announced in the near future.

GLORY 65 Utrecht
Middleweight Alex Pereira vs. Jason Wilnis
Lightweight Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Marat Grigorian
Middleweight Yousri Belgaroui vs. Donovan Wisse
Featherweight Bailey Sugden vs. Thong Fairtex

SuperFight Series
Lightweight Tyjani Beztati vs. Josh Jauncey
Middleweight Eyevan Danenberg vs. Yassine Ahaggan

Preliminary Card
Welterweight Dani Traore vs. Ammari Diedric
Lightweight Jos van Belzen vs. Percy de Maeyer