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GLORY 44 Chicago Card is Stacked



Glory 44 Chicago

Let’s go, Chicago. The GLORY 44 Chicago and GLORY 44 SuperFight Series fight cards are now complete, and they are stacked. Come out to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Aug. 25 and watch some of the best kickboxers in the world, including local welterweight favorites No. 8 Richard “Maximus” Abraham and Danny “La Maquina” Morales.

The Abraham vs. Morales fight is billed as the co-headliner, but for all the Chicago fans in attendance, this will certainly serve as the main event. We’ll have a big preview of that fight as we get closer to the event, but for now, let’s check out how the card is rounded out.

Welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (67-4-1, 39 KO) and hard-hitting Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (66-22-3, 38 KO) will test each other in the main event. This should be an electric fight, and it will be Doumbe’s first Welterweight title defense will be against old foe Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart”, expect the Doumbe Era to continue though, as he dominated Groenhart back at GLORY 28.

Chicago fans will also be treated to a one-night welterweight tournament at GLORY 44. Semifinal bouts include No. 4 Harut Grigorian (44-11, 32 KO) taking on No. 5 Karim “Le Felin” Benmansour (48-7-2, 22 KO), and No. 7 Antoine Pinto (132-36-1, 77 KO) against Casey “Go” Greene (5-7, 2 KO) in the other semifinal bout.

Here is the complete GLORY 44 Chicago card:

GLORY 44 Chicago
Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Murthel Groenhart
Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Daniel Morales
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Casey Greene vs. Antoine Pinto
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Karim Benmansour vs. Harut Grigorian

GLORY 44 Chicago will be carried live on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. CT.

Fans will also be treated to six more fights with the GLORY 44 SuperFight Series. The man with one of the greatest nicknames in combat sports, Cătălin “The Carpathian Death” Moroșanu (44-10, 26 KO), is back to fight in Chicago, and he’ll face Poland’s Michal Turynski (21-9, 6 KO).

Former UFC and Bellator fighter Dustin “The Hanyak” Jacoby (9-8, 7 KO) is now healthy and he’ll battle Sean Choice (6-2) in a middleweight fight. Jacoby treated some lucky fans to a backstage tour the last time GLORY came to Chicago, but this time he hopes to leave town with a win. Jacoby broke his arm against middleweight champion Simon Marcus last October.

Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest (17-2-1, 5 KO) will defend her super bantamweight world title against Funda “Findik” Alkayiş (29-2, 12 KO) in the headline bout of GLORY 44 SuperFight Series.

Here is the complete GLORY 44 SuperFight Series Chicago card:

GLORY 44 SuperFight Series
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

The last GLORY event at the Sears Centre was amazing, and this card is stacked with exciting fighters. Get your tickets now at searscentre.com.

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