Jady Menezes took the women’s world super-bantamweight championship from Anissa Meksen by way of a highly controversial split-decision in the co-main event of GLORY 56 DENVER on Friday night.
She now becomes the third Brazilian champion in GLORY history and doesn’t think the decision was particularly controversial.
“This fight, I was mentally more focused and more strong…. I won because Anissa fights with a lot of clinch [but] I was kickboxing,” she says.
The world's premier kickboxing league, GLORY Kickboxing maintains seven different weight classes. Fights take place both as single matches between two fighters (known as ‘superfights’) and as part of tournaments.
Four-man tournaments are the standard, with eight-man tournaments also staged on occasion. The tournaments take one of two forms: either they are World Championship Tournaments, with the division's world title on the line, or they are 'Contender' tournaments, with the winner earning a spot in the next upcoming World Championship Tournaments.
All GLORY Kickboxing matches and events are organized under the auspices of and with the consent of the Glory Sports International and are subject to the GLORY Ki regulations.
1.1.2 Match license
To organize matches and events under the auspices of GLORY Kickboxing, the written permission of the management of GLORY Kickboxing is required, known as the match license.