GLORY kickboxing returns to French soil for the first time in over four years with GLORY 88 on September 9 at the Dome De Paris in France.
Kickboxing legend Badr Hari (106-17-2, 92 KO) is officially back and will face-off against the experienced James McSweeney (46-6, 28 KO) in the main event where the winner will qualify for the GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix in December.
Hari was last seen in action last October in his mega fight with Alistair Overeem. The 38-year-old returns now and has his eyes set on booking his spot in the Grand Prix for a chance to win $500,000.
McSweeney, who fought valiantly against Gokhan Saki at GLORY COLLISION 3, enters this bout with confidence having defeated world & European Muay Thai champion Buğra Erdoğan this past December. The well-travelled Brit has fought all over the world, against some of the biggest names in combat sports, and is relishing the opportunity to step in the ring with Badr Hari.
A huge title fight rematch will take place in the co-main event as rivals Tiffany ‘Time Bomb’ van Soest (24-6-2, 9 KO) and Sarah Moussaddak (8-3, 1 KO) lock horns once again.
Considered by many to be the P4P best female kickboxer on the planet, van Soest scored a decision victory over Moussaddak at GLORY COLLISION 4 last October, in a close contest where both fighters felt they did enough to earn the victory.
Moussaddak then bounced back with a dominant win over Giuliana Cosnard at GLORY 86 and immediately wanted a second shot at the American. Now the duo will finally settle the score once and for all in Paris.
The rest of the card is stacked with some exciting names and thrilling fights. French Algerian Nordine Mahieddine (27-15, 12 KO) collides with France’s Abderahmane Coulibaly (58-20-1, 25 KO) in a big heavyweight contest, Germany’s Denis Wosik (37-8-1, 9 KO) meets the super popular Albanian Berjan Peposhi (27-3, 16 KO), former GLORY title challenger Karim Ghajji (103-17-1, 53 KO) returns and squares-off against Serbia’s Nikola Todorovic (26-3, 14 KO), and Iliass Hammouche (32-6, 7 KO) will finally make his much anticipated debut against Germany’s Florian Kroger (19-9, 6 KO).
Final tickets for GLORY 88 are available right now from GLORYKickboxing.com.
GLORY 88 will be available to watch exclusively on Videoland in the Netherlands, while fans worldwide can enjoy the fights on GLORYFights.com and through various broadcast partners around the globe.
La Sueur Fighting Championship 2 (LSFC 2) will serve as the prelims for GLORY 88. All the prelim fights will be available through La Sueur’s official YouTube channel.
GLORY 88 Fight Card
GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix Qualifier
#6 Badr Hari (106-17-9, 92 KO) vs. James McSweeney (46-6, 28 KO)
Super Bantamweight Title
Champion Tiffany van Soest (24-6-2, 9 KO) vs. #1 Sarah Moussaddak (8-3, 1 KO)
#4 Nordine Mahieddine (27-15, 12 KO) vs. Abderahmane Coulibaly (58-20-1, 25 KO)
#6 Denis Wosik (37-8-1, 9 KO) vs. #8 Berjan Peposhi (27-3, 16 KO)
Pascal Touré (18-5, 6 KO) vs. Stefan Latescu (11-2, 5 KO)
Karim Ghajji (103-17-1, 53 KO) vs. Nikola Todorovic (26-3, 14 KO)
Jonathan Mayezo (25-7-1, 11 KO) vs. James Condé (8-0, 4 KO)
Ilias Hammouche (32-6, 7 KO) vs. Florian Kroger (19-9, 6 KO)
#10 Diaguely Camara (23-4-1, 10 KO) vs. Ilyass Chakir (16-3-1, 6 KO)
LSFC 2 Prelims
75kg: Marc Philippe Ngatchou vs. Axel Alfandari
84kg: Ibrahima Doukansi vs. Théo Avon
70kg: Lionel Picord vs. Lissandre Mercier