GLORY Kickboxing returns with a Rivals 3 event. The event takes place on November 5th at the Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The fight card features five bouts and is headlined by a light heavyweight affair between Ibrahim El Bouni and Muhammed Balli.
GLORY Rivals 3 main event: Ibrahim El Bouni vs. Muhammed Balli
The Moroccan El Bouni is Rivals mainstay, who beat his opposition on both previous editions. The One Championship veteran beat both Clyde Brunswijk and Badr Ferdaous. He currently enjoys a three-fight winning streak.
Balli made his promotional debut on GLORY 77. In his debut fight, he was knocked out by Martin Pacas. The Turkish kickboxer also fought in previous Rivals events, where Martin Terpstra and Clyde van Brunswijk bested him.
Jay Overmeer vs. Robin Ciric
In a welterweight bout, Jay Overmeer will take on Robin Ciric. Overmeer is undefeated inside the GLORY’s white ring as he won both of his previous bouts. He managed to defeat both Jos van Belzen and Rodrigo Mineriro.
This will be Ciric’s GLORY debut. He’s a former Enfusion welterweight title challenger. He won 11 consecutive fights but was bested by Mohamed Touchassie at Enfusion 109.
Rest of the card:
In a heavyweight battle, Tariq Osaro will trade blows with the Moroccan kickboxer, Abderrahman Barkouch. Osaro’s GLORY balance is 1 – 1. He TKO’d Rhys Brudenell at Glory 80: Studio. In his second fight, he lost to Levi Rigters.
Barkouch had a single kickboxing fight in his professional career. At the joint event Enfusion 11` & 112, he was awarded a decision win over Hamza Ourahou.
The fight card is rounded up by a lightweight scrap between Nordin Ben Moh and Kyle Todd and a pairing of Deniz Demirkapu and Kaew Chaivichan.
GLORY Rivals 3 (YouTube – 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT) results:
Ibrahim El Bouni def. Muhammed Balli via KO (Left Hook) at 2:05 of Round 1
Jay Overmeer def. Robin Ciric via Unanimous Decision
Tariq Osaro def. Abderrahman Barkouch via KO (Right Hook) at 2:10 of Round 3
Nordin Ben Moh def. Kyle Todd via Unanimous Decision
Deniz Demirkapu def. Matej Trcka via TKO (Referee stoppage) at 1:50 of Round 1