Amsterdam – Glory Kickboxing hosted Glory 77 which took place from the Netherlands on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
The event was headlined by an exclusive 4-man heavyweight tournament which featured GLORY champion Rico Verhoeven, Hesdy Gerges, Levi Rigters, and Tarik Khbabez. The winner was crowned GLORY heavyweight world tournament champion.
In the co-main event the current light heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov faced interim and reigning middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Also on the card the current welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe met the division’s interim champion Murthel Groenhart.
GLORY 77 Results:
Rico Verhoeven def. Tarik Khbabez by TKO (retirement). Round 1, 3:00 – heavyweight tournament final
Alex Pereira def. Artem Vakhitov by split decision (46-49, 48-47, 45-50, 49-46, 49-46) – for light heavyweight title
Cédric Doumbé def. Murthel Groenhart by knockout (overhand right). Round 2, 2:52 – for welterweight title
Tarik Khbabez def. Levi Rigters by majority decision – heavyweight tournament semifinal
Rico Verhoeven def. Hesdy Gerges by unanimous decision – heavyweight tournament semifinal
Tiffany van Soest def. Aline Pereira by unanimous decision – for super bantamweight title
Luis Tavares def. Dongi Abena by unanimous decision
Martin Pacas def. Muhammed Balli by knockout (head kick and punches). Round 3, 2:23 – heavyweight tournament reserve bout
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