GLORY Kickboxing returns to UFC Fight Pass this Saturday morning and afternoon for the only non-MMA event in the packed combat sports weekend.
This time out, the kickboxing promotion returns to Europe and finds itself in Dusseldorf, Germany for GLORY 69 on YouTube and UFC Fight Pass.
In total, GLORY 69 features 15 kickboxing contests.
The action begins on the GLORY Kickboxing YouTube channel at 11 a.m. EDT/8 PDT with five prelims.
UFC Fight Pass takes over with five contests from the Superfight Series at 1 p.m. EDT/10 PDT, before closing the show with the five-fight main card at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT.
GLORY 69 will originate from Dusseldorf’s ISS Dome.
Starting the afternoon
Highlighting the afternoon is a championship contest in the GLORY Kickboxing Lightweight division.
Incumbent titleholder Marat Grigorian (61-11-1, 8-5 GLORY) fights No. 2 contender Tyjani Beztati (19-3, 9-2 GLORY) for Grigorian’s belt.
This will be a five-round fight at three minutes per round.
Note: Reach information for the contestants in this title fight was not available online.
Heading into this championship fight, Tyjani Beztati is the taller competitor, standing 6-foot-2, four inches taller than Marat Grigorian at 5-foot-10.
Grigorian has posted a 4-1 mark in his last five fights and enters this contest on a two-fight winning streak.
Most recently, he defeated Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong by unanimous decision in GLORY 65 on May 17 to claim the Lightweight championship.
In the other corner, challenger Beztati has also gone 4-1 in his last five contest and enters Saturday’s main event on a three-fight winning streak.
He looks to build off of his unanimous decision victory against Josh Jauncey in the Superfight Series portion of GLORY 65 on May 17.
Prediction: Tyjani Beztati by first-round knockout.
For a complete look at GLORY 69, please access:
GLORY 69 at a Glance:
Prelims: Saturday, 11 a.m. EDT/8 PDT, YouTube
Superfight Series: Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT, 10 a.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card: Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT, noon PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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