Tonight, Friday July 14 is the latest from Glory kickboxing, as Glory returns to New York for Glory 43.
Glory 43 New York starts at 7:30 p.m ET with the Superfight Series on Fight Pass, and is followed by the Glory 43 main card at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3 (a one hour tape delayed showing will air on ESPN2 starting at 11:00 p.m.).
Headlining Glory 43 is a Heavyweight fight that sees Benjamin Adegbuyi take on Guto Inocente. In recent years, Adegbuyi has established himself as the clear #2 Heavyweight in the world, with his only losses since 2012 coming against Heavyweight king Rico Verhoeven. Inocente is a UFC and Strikeforce veteran who made a full time transition to kickboxing in 2015 and has great success, going 6-1 in that time and defeating veteran Hesdy Gerges. He comes in off a loss to Jamal Ben Saddik.
The tournament here is in the Featherweight division, and hopefully will lead to a Giga Chikadze vs. Kevin VanNostrand final. Those two met at Glory 27 Chicago last year in an excellent fight, with Chikadze taking the win – a rematch would be a coin toss.
On the Superfight Series, the main event will crown an Interim Light Heavyweight champion while champ Artem Vakhitov is out injured. Battling for the belt will be former champion Saulo Cavalari and Pavel Zhuravlev. Zhuravlev is a decorated veteran with wins over Adegbuyi, Gokhan Saki, and, in 2012, Saulo Cavalari. He comes in off a Glory 35 win, while Cavalari has not fought since his loss to Vakhitov in February.
Get the full fight card for Glory 43 New York below, then join us right here tonight for live fight night coverage
GLORY 43 NEW YORK FIGHT CARD
Friday, July 14
10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Guto Inocente
Featherweight Tournament Finals
Josh Jauncey vs. Elvis Gashi
Semifinal: Kevin VanNostrand vs. Mo Abdurahman
Semifinal: Giga Chikadze vs. Aleksei Ulianov
7:30 p.m. ET, Fight Pass
Interim Light Heavyweight Title: Saulo Cavalari vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
Arthur Sorsor vs. Bailey Sugden
Ariel Sepulveda vs. Joe Taylor
Anissa Meksen vs. Jady Menezes
Itay Gershon vs. Rafal Dudek
Terrence Hill vs. Chenchen Li
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