Rotterdam, the Netherlands: The fight card for GLORY 84 on Saturday, March 11 is now finalized with nine bouts in total.
Headlining the event is a Champion vs. Champion Super Fight as Tyjani Beztati (23-4, 8 KO) will put his Lightweight Championship on the line against Featherweight King Petchpanomrung ‘Petch’ Kiatmookao (168-38-3, 27 KO).
Known as ‘The Wonderboy’, Beztati won the belt at GLORY 78 with a unanimous decision win over Elvis Gashi and has defended it twice since, first against Josh Jauncey and, most recently, against Stoyan Koprivlenski.
In arguably his toughest challenge since becoming Champion, Beztati will defend his Title against Featherweight Champion ‘Petch’. Also referred to as ‘The Professor’, the Thai fighter has defended the Featherweight Title four times and has earned victories over the likes of Robin van Roosmalen, Kevin VanNostrand, Serhii Adamchuk, and Abraham Vidales.
The event will be co-headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Tarik Khbabez (47-10-1, 26 KO) and Kristaps Zīle (33-10). Khbabez fell just short of earning the Light Heavyweight Title in his last fight against at GLORY: COLLISION 4, a battle which earned him and his opponent Sergej Maslobojev the 2022 Fight of the Year. He looks to get back on the winning track against Zīle, who will be making his promotional debut.
Rounding out the card, Jay Overmeer (28-4, 14 KO) meets Jamie Bates (27-7, 3 KO) in a welterweight bout, and perennial heavyweight contender Nordine Mahieddine (27-14, 12 KO) will move down to light heavyweight to face Felipe Micheletti (16-10, 5 KO). Additionally, former Middleweight Title Challenger Ertugrul Bayrak (17-9, 5 KO) will square off against Michael Boapeah (13-3-1, 6 KO), and as GLORY debutants Chico Kwasi and Stefan Orza will meet each other in a welterweight bout.
The GLORY 84 Prelims will feature two heavyweight matchups. David Tuitupou and Strahinja Mitric will face off in their respective GLORY debuts, and Michal Blawdziewicz will look for his first GLORY win against the debuting Sofian Laïdouni. Imad Hadar was scheduled to face Brice Kombou in a middleweight bout but is no longer able to compete. He will be replaced by Iliass Hammouche.
GLORY 84 takes place Saturday, March 11 live from Topsportcentrum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and will be streamed live on Videoland in the Netherlands. Click here to purchase tickets.
GLORY Lightweight Championship
Champion Tyjani Beztati (23-4, 8 KO) vs. Champion (FW) Petch (169-38-3, 27 KO)
#3 Tarik Khbabez (47-10-1, 26 KO) vs. Kristaps Zīle (33-10)
#2 Jay Overmeer (28-4, 14 KO) vs. #4 Jamie Bates (27-7, 3 KO)
Nordine Mahieddine (27-14, 12 KO) vs. #4 Felipe Micheletti (16-10, 5 KO)
#3 Ertugrul Bayrak (17-9, 5 KO) vs. #7 Michael Boapeah (13-3-1, 6 KO)
Chico Kwasi vs. Stefan Orza
GLORY 84 Prelims
David Tuitupou vs. Strahinja Mitric
Michal Blawdziewicz (11-6-1, 5 KO) vs. Sofian Laïdouni (34-2-1, 17 KO)
Iliass Hammouche vs. Brice Kombou (17-3, 1 KO)