AMSTERDAM – GLORY welterweight champion Harut Grigorian is unable to compete at GLORY 60 Lyon due to acute gastroenteritis that has forced him from the fight card on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Grigorian’s team offered the following statement: “On behalf of the Team Grigorian, we sincerely apologize to all kickboxing fans, GLORY and Cédric Doumbé for the inconvenience. Harut will continue working hard to recover as soon as possible and is already looking forward to defending his world title in the very near future.”
Former welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (70-6-1, 41 KO, fighting out of France) will remain atop GLORY 60 Lyon, now taking on 23-year-old Muay Thai prodigy Jimmy Vienot (61-15, 33 KO, fighting out of France).
Vienot was scheduled to fight earlier in the evening, but has seized a short notice opportunity to headline opposite the former champion and current No. 1 welterweight contender.
The super bantamweight bout between Swedish striker Sofia Olofsson (48-8, 24 KO, fighting out of Sweden) and French newcomer Cindy “The Cyborg” Silvestre (26-15-1, fighting out of France) has also been moved up from GLORY 60 SuperFight Series to GLORY 60 Lyon, completing a five-fight card.
The five-fight card for GLORY 60 Lyon can be found below:
GLORY 60 Lyon
Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Jimmy Vienot
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Stéphane Susperregui vs. Donegi Abena
Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Yassine Ahaggan
Super Bantamweight Bout: Sofia Olofsson vs. Cindy Silvestre
Featherweight Bout: Abdellah Ezbiri vs. Victor Pinto
GLORY 60 Lyon will be carried live on ESPN3 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Vienot’s original opponent, 21-year-old welterweight Dmitry Menshikov will now meet French national team member Samuel Dbili as part of GLORY 60 SuperFight Series.
The five-fight card for GLORY 60 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 60 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Felipe Micheletti
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Mamadou Lamine Sene vs. Bruno Chaves
Middleweight Bout: Mehdi Bouanane vs. Matěj Peňáz
Welterweight Bout: Dmitrii Menshikov vs. Samuel Dbili
Lightweight Bout: Michael Palandre vs. Mohamed Soumah
GLORY 60 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Finally, Thailand’s Thong Fairtex will take on France’s Victor Bordage at featherweight in the featured bout of the GLORY 60 prelims.
The five-fight GLORY 60 preliminary card can be found below:
GLORY 60 Prelims
Featherweight Bout: Thong Fairtex vs. Victor Bordage
Welterweight Bout: Mehdi Kada vs. Mustafa Yasar
Lightweight Bout: Guerric Billet vs. Hafid Romdhane
Featherweight Bout: Geoffrey Vivies vs. Said Ahamada
Featherweight Bout: Yoann Mermoux vs. Franck Reoutzkoff
The GLORY 60 prelims will stream live on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well as the GLORY Facebook page, and Pluto TV channel 215 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 20.