Massaro Glunder, Yoann Kongolo win GLORY 42 bonus awards
Published on Jun 15, 2017
Fans have voted Massaro Glunder and Yoann Kongolo the winners of the GLORY 42 PARIS Fight Night bonus awards.
Votes were collated across GLORY's social media platforms to determine a winner for 'Knockout of the Night' and 'Fighter of the Night'.
Glunder's first-round finish of Niclas Larsen in the Lightweight Contender Tournament semi-final was declared to be the 'Knockout of the Night', edging out Marat Grigorian's stoppage of Antonio Gomez and Zinedine Hameur-Lain's knockout of Freddy Kemayo.
It was one of the biggest upsets of the year thus far: Glunder took the fight on three day's notice when his team mate dropped out of the slot. He also usually fights at featherweight, one weight class down.
'Fighter of the Night' went to Yoann Kongolo for a dynamic three rounds against French counterpart Yohan Lidon in the main event of the card's Superfight Series section.
Lidon, a multi-time world champion in Muay Thai and kickboxing, made his GLORY debut in the fight and was looking to dislodge Kongolo from his #1 spot in the welterweight rankings. He gave it his all but was unsuccessful; Kongolo was able to maintain control and win a unanimous decision.
Glunder and Kongolo now receive an extra $5,000 bonus on top of their fight purses.