GLORY Kickboxing returns to the Big Apple in July for another unforgettable night of fights as GLORY 43 takes over The Theater at Madison Square Garden! Set to take place on July 14th, The Theater at MSG will host the world's premier kickboxing promotion as top talents take center stage in the GLORY ring. Don’t miss out on the night that is sure to include shocking upsets and incredible knockouts!
Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts crossover star Giga Chikadze (37-5, 22 KO, fighting out of the United States), currently ranked No. 4 at featherweight, opens up the action when he faces Russian Muay Thai champion Aleksei Ulianov (22-3-1, 7 KO) in the first of two tournament semifinal matchups. Chikadze, representing the country of Georgia and fighting out of Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, Calif., has scored highlight-reel knockouts in each of his last two bouts.
On the other side of the tournament bracket, former featherweight title challenger Matt "Matics" Embree (39-8, 18 KO, fighting out of Canada) takes on American Kevin Vannostrand (13-1, 10 KO, fighting out of the United States), who broke into the top 10 with a TKO victory over David Moore at GLORY 33 last year.
No. 1 heavyweight contender Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (28-4, 16 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and No. 4-ranked lightweight dynamo Josh Jauncey (26-8, 15 KO, fighting out of Canada) will both compete at GLORY 43 New York.
The current five-fight card:
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Guto Inocente
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. TBA
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Matt Embree vs. Kevin Vannostrand
Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov Two of New York's own look to thrill the hometown crowd at GLORY 43 SuperFight Series when Dominican-born middleweight
Ariel "The Smash" Sepulveda (4-2, 1 KO, fighting out of the United States) returns to the ring against undefeated GLORY newcomer
Joe "Son of a Legend" Taylor (2-0, 2 KO, fighting out of the United States).
The current fight-fight card for GLORY 43 SuperFight Series:
Light Heavyweight Bout: Saulo Cavalari vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
Middleweight Bout: Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Featherweight Bout: Mo Abdurahman vs. Chenchen Li
Featherweight Bout: Chris Mauceri vs. Bailey Sugden
Super Bantamweight Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes