Tiffany van Soest will make her first defence of the GLORY super-bantamweight championship against Turkey’s Funda Alkayiş in the main event of, GLORY 44 SuperFight Series on August 25, 2017 at the Sears Centre Arena, Chicago; and Romania’s most popular kickboxing politician, Cătălin Moroșanu, takes on Poland’s Michal Turynski, in the co-main.
A pair of middleweight match-ups bolster the pulling power for GLORY Kickboxing with the North America fanbase with: Dustin Jacoby vs. Sean Choice and Warren Thompson vs. Robert Thomas (could make for potentially a very interesting 4-man contender tournament?).
Poland’s Rafal Dudek swiftly returns to action against another North American fighter, Nate Richardson – watch out for this fight – Richardson has experience of winning an 8-man tournament on his journey to the ‘promise land’ of world kickboxing. Whilst Dudek had recently lost his GLORY debut via unanimous decision to, Itay Gershon at GLORY 43 New York; and will be even more eager to impress and retain his future as a GLORY fighter.
Interestingly, Victor Pinto returns to kickboxing from that devastating ‘Giga Kick’ KO at GLORY 37 Los Angeles, in an interesting match-up with GLORY debutant, Adrian Maxim. The latter was awarded with a GLORY contract by Cor Hemmers, after losing a semi-final against Bailey Sugden in the Road to Glory UK 1 for his powerful and offensive performances in that tournament and won last year’s WLF 63kg 8-man Tournament.
Full fight card below and click here for the GLORY 44 Chicago fight card.
GLORY 44 SuperFight Series – Fight card:
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Funda Alkayiş
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Cătălin Moroșanu vs. Michal Turynski
Middleweight Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Sean Choice
Middleweight Bout: Warren Thompson vs. Robert Thomas
Lightweight Bout: Rafal Dudek vs. Nate Richardson
Featherweight Bout: Victor Pinto vs. Adrian Maxim