The Glory KickBoxing ring has been set up at The Novo by Microsoft in LA, California, for Glory 37; featuring a 4-man Welterweight tournament and 2 World Title contests.
In the Super Fight Series Main Event Canadian, Matt Embree (39-7, 18 KO’s) challenges Roman Van Roosmalen (36-6) for the Glory Featherweight title. Embree made his promotional debut and earned this title shot, winning a one-night 4-man tournament, knocking out ChiBin Lim and Giga Chikadve. The Dutch champion was the first fighter in Glory to win titles in 2 divisions, also having been the Glory Lightweight champion. In his Featherweight debut Van Roosmalen took the title with a TKO of Gabriel Varga.
*At the weigh-in’s Van Roosmalen failed to make weight and therefore gave up the title on the scale. With a a win Embree will be champion, Van Roosmalen could only earn the number one contender spot.
The Glory 36 Main Event will see New Zealand’s Israel Adesanya (65-3, 27 KO’s) challenging Jason Willnis (29-6-1) of The Netherlands for the Glory Middleweight title. Adesanaya like Embree earned his title shot with a tournament win, besting Robert Thomas and Yousri Belgaroui by decision. Wilnis is on a 3 fight win streak taking decision wins over Filip Verlinden and Joe Schilling. The champion victory came at Glory 33 TKO-ing Simon Marcus.
Both champions will be defending their title for the first time.
GLORY 37 LOS ANGELES
MW Title: (c) Jason Wilnis def. Israel Adesanya (49-46, 48-47 x2) unanimous decision
WW Tournament Finals Yoann Kongolo def. Karim Benmansour by KO (right hook) 2:57 R3
HW: Guto Inocente def. D’Angelo Marshall by (10-9 x3 xtra rd) unanimous decision
WW Semifinal: Karim Benmansour def. Alan Scheinson by (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) split decision
WW Semifinal: Yoann Kongolo def. Konstantin Khuzin by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
Super Fight Series
*FW Title: Robin van Roosmalen def. Matt Embree by KO (punches) 2:00 R4
HW: Jhonata Diniz def. Tomas Mozny by (30-26, 29-27 x2) unanimous decision
MW: Warren Thompson def. Mike Lemaire by (29-28 x2, 30-27) unanimous decision
WSB: Zoila Frausto def. Daniela Graf by (30-27 x2, 29-28) unanimous decision
FW: Giga Chikadze def. Victor Pinto by KO (left body kick) 2:03 R1