After more than two months away, GLORY Kickboxing returns on Saturday for GLORY 75, emanating from Central Studios in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
As always, this GLORY event will play out in three phases on the last day of February with 11 fights scheduled.
Action begins with two prelims at 11 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. PST on the GLORY Kickboxing YouTube channel.
At 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST, the action shifts to UFC Fight Pass for the rest of the event, starting with five fights from the GLORY Superfight Series, before culminating in a four-fight main card at 3 p.m. EST, noon PST to close the show.
The highlight of the day is a championship fight in the GLORY Kickboxing Featherweight division matching incumbent titleholder Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (a.k.a. Petch) (163-36-3, 10-1-1 GLORY) with challenger and No. 1 contender Serhii Adamchuk (40-11, 12-6 GLORY).
This is a rematch of GLORY 63’s main event on Feb. 1, 2019.
The previous meeting:
That night, Petch defeated Adamchuk by unanimous decision for the title.
As with all title fights in GLORY Kickboxing, this contest will be a maximum of five rounds at three minutes apiece.
Just as a reminder, GLORY Kickboxing uses the three-knockdown rule for technical knockouts.
If a fighter scores three knockdowns against his or her opponent in one round or four in a match, that fighter is the winner by TKO.
Contender Comparison: Note: Reach advantage information for the fighters competing in this main attraction was not available on the GLORY Kickboxing Website:
Heading into the Saturday main event, Serhii Adamchuk is the taller contestant at 5-foot-8, one inch taller than Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao at 5-foot-7.
How they got here:
Petch has gone 4-0-1 in his last five fights, most recently battling to a majority draw vs. Kevin VanNostrand on Nov. 23 in Chicago during GLORY 72’s main event.
With the champion’s advantage, Petch retained the belt with that result.
In the other corner, challenger Adamchuk has posted a record of 3-2 in his last five fights and enters Saturday’s main event on a two-fight winning streak.
Most recently, he defeated Aleksei Ulianov (split decision) in GLORY 74: Collision II back on Dec. 24.
Prediction: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao by unanimous decision.
For a complete look at GLORY 75’s card, access:
GLORY 75 at a Glance: (all times Saturday)
Prelims: 11 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. PST, YouTube
Superfight Series: 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card: 3 p.m. EST, noon PST, UFC Fight Pass
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