GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced brand new bouts to be featured when the promotion kicks off its 2019 schedule with GLORY 63 Houston, GLORY 63 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 63 prelims from Arena Theatre in Texas on Friday, Feb. 1.
GLORY 63 SuperFight Series has added a heavyweight headliner, with No. 6-ranked D’Angelo “Big Poppa” Marshall (18-4, 10 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) welcoming American kickboxer and mixed martial artist “Super” Demoreo Dennis (11-7, 9 KO, fighting out of the United States) back to the GLORY ring.
The GLORY 63 SuperFight Series co-headline bout pits middleweight Matt “The Butcher” Baker (22-6, 11 KO, fighting out of the United States) up against undefeated Ryot “ The Game Changer” Waller (2-0, 1 KO, fighting out of the United States).
Both fighters won by third-round knockout in their last appearances, with No. 8-ranked Baker stopping Thomas Jenkins at GLORY 58 SuperFight Series in September and Waller finishing Zack Wells at GLORY 56 SuperFight Series in August.
Earlier this week, GLORY signed three-time IFMA gold medalist Bekah Irwin, an 18-year-old Muay Thai prodigy training out of Heritage Muay Thai in Houston. Irwin will make her professional debut at GLORY 63 SuperFight Series, competing against a super bantamweight opponent to be announced shortly.
Undefeated featherweight Abraham ‘Ham’ Vidales (12-0, 10 KO, fighting out of Mexico), fresh off a first-round knockout against Houssam El Kasri during the GLORY 61 prelims in November, gets GLORY 63 SuperFight Series underway.
The current fight card for GLORY 63 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 63 SUPERFIGHT SERIES
Heavyweight Bout: D’Angelo Marshall vs. Demoreo Dennis
Middleweight Bout: Matt Baker vs. Ryot Waller
Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Quade Taranaki
Super Bantamweight Bout: Bekah Irwin vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Lorawnt-t Nelson vs. Wensheng Zhang
Featherweight Bout: Abraham Vidales vs. TBA
Immediately following GLORY 63 SuperFight Series, GLORY 63 Houston opens up with a featherweight fight featuring “American Ninja” Asa Ten Pow (8-1, 5 KO, fighting out of the United States) and Nate “The Natural” Richardson (12-4, 5 KO, fighting out of the United States).
Ten Pow will be seeking his fourth victory inside the GLORY ring since debuting in July, while Richardson is coming off a first-round knockout of Justin Greskiewicz in November.
No. 8-ranked welterweight Omari “The Body Snatcher” Boyd (13-1, 1 KO, fighting out of the United States) will also be seeking his fourth GLORY win of 2018 – and sixth overall – when he faces fellow American Troy “Trouble” Jones (8-1, 7 KO, fighting out of the United States), who submitted the front runner for Knockout of the Year in his last outing against Casey Greene at GLORY 58 SuperFight Series in September.
The current fight card for GLORY 63 Houston can be found below:
GLORY 63 HOUSTON
Featherweight Title Bout: (C) Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao vs. Serhii Adamchuk
Welterweight Bout: Omari Boyd vs. Troy Jones
Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Charles Rodriguez
Middleweight Bout: Jason Wilnis vs. Jacob Rodriguez
Featherweight Bout: Asa Ten Pow vs. Nate Richardson
Additions to the GLORY 63 prelims include a featherweight affair that sees Laotian Kou “Sexy Asian Invasion” Lee (2-1, 2 KO, fighting out of the United States) scrap with Sovankesa “The Prince of Cambodia” Som (1-3, fighting out of the United States) and the GLORY debut of Texas local Peter Stanonik, competing at lightweight.
The current fight card for the GLORY 63 prelims can be found below:
GLORY 63 PRELIMS
Welterweight Bout: Sean Choice vs. Justin Moss
Featherweight Bout: Kou Lee vs. Sovankesa Som
Lightweight Bout: Justin Houghton vs. Nick Chasteen
Lightweight Bout: Peter Stanonik vs. TBA
Middleweight Bout: Joe Taylor vs. Ivan Galaz
Complete broadcast details for GLORY 63 Houston, GLORY 63 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 63 prelims will be announced shortly.
Tickets for GLORY 63 Houston – including access to GLORY 63 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 63 prelims – are on sale now and available for purchase at ticketmaster.com.
GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, kicks off its 2019 schedule on Friday, Feb. 1, traveling to the Arena Theatre in Texas for GLORY 63 Houston.
The promotion’s first visit to the Lone Star State will feature featherweight fireworks, as champion “The Professor” Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (161-36-2, 27 KO, fighting out of Thailand) faces former champion and current No. 1 contender Serhii Adamchuk (38-9, 14 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) in the GLORY 63 Houston headline bout.
Petchpanomrung enters the bout on a five-fight winning streak, capped off by a dominant performance against Robin van Roosmalen, the only GLORY athlete to have held belts in two weight classes. For Petchpanomrung, the victory over Van Roosmalen was his first taste of GLORY gold, but also represented revenge against the only man to defeat him under the GLORY banner. Since joining GLORY in 2016, Petchpanomrung has dispatched eight different foes en route to an 8-1 promotional record.
Adamchuk is a 14-fight GLORY veteran and former featherweight champion on a three-fight winning streak himself. In this championship bout with Petchpanomrung, Adamchuk looks to recapture the belt that was once his and even the score of a series that began at GLORY 39 Brussels in March of 2017, the Thai defeated Adamchuk via unanimous decision.
GLORY 63 Houston will also feature a welterweight tilt that pits Richard “Maximus” Abraham (13-7, 4 KO, fighting out of the United States) up against undefeated Charles “The Rockstar” Rodriguez (9-0, fighting out of the United States), who has racked up three wins inside the GLORY ring this year.
No. 3-ranked Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (30-9-1, 8 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) returns at GLORY 63 Houston, and will try to right the ship in his match-up with Jacob “The Nightmare” Rodriguez (2-2, 2 KO, fighting out of the United States), an American up-and-comer with a huge opportunity to upset the former middleweight champion.