The packed schedule of combat sports action for this weekend before Thanksgiving concludes this Saturday night in Chicago at the Wintrust Arena. For the second consecutive evening, GLORY Kickboxing will emanate from the Windy City for GLORY 72 and for the second consecutive evening, the card will be headlined by a championship main event.
GLORY 72 will play out in three parts on Saturday, beginning with a single undercard fight at 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST on the GLORY Kickboxing YouTube channel. At 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, the action shifts to UFC Fight Pass for the rest of the night, starting with five contests from the GLORY Superfight Series. Finally, at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST, the main card begins on Fight Pass.
In the main event, the GLORY Kickboxing Featherweight championship is at stake when Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (163-36-2, 10-1 GLORY) [now known simply as Petch] tries to defend his title for the third time against No. 1 contender Kevin VanNostrand (19-3, 7-3 GLORY). As usual, this title fight will be a maximum of five rounds at three minutes apiece.
This main event will be a rematch of a contest fought during GLORY 55 in New York City on July 20, 2018. That evening, Kiatmookao scored a unanimous decision victory over VanNostrand in the co-main event to claim the GLORY Interim Featherweight Championship. He then went onto win the Featherweight belt outright that September in Amsterdam during GLORY 59.
Contender Comparison [Note: Reach information for the main event fighters was inaccessible online]
Heading into Saturday night’s main event, challenger Kevin VanNostrand is the taller man, standing 5-foot-10, three inches taller than champion Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao at 5-foot-7.
Champion Kiatmookao has gone 5-0 in his last five fights, successfully defending his championship last time out against Anvar Boynazarov by unanimous decision during the main event of GLORY 67 on July 5 in Orlando on UFC Fight Pass.
In the other corner, challenger VanNostrand has posted a record of 3-2 in his last five contests, entering the title fight on a two-match winning streak. Most recently, he defeated Serhii Adamchuk by unanimous decision during the Superfight Series portion of GLORY 67 on July 5 in Orlando on UFC Fight Pass.
Prediction: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao by unanimous decision.
For a complete look at Saturday night’s GLORY 72 card, access the GLORY website.
GLORY 72 at a Glance
Prelim: Saturday, 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST, YouTube
Superfight Series: Saturday, 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card: Saturday, 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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