The FIFA Women’s World Cup isn’t the only major sporting event happening in France this month. Saturday, GLORY Kickboxing will make a trek to Paris for GLORY 66.
As usual, GLORY 66 will be held in three parts:
Four prelims (11:30 a.m. EDT, 8:30 a.m. PDT on UFC Fight Pass), followed by five contests from the Superfight Series (1 p.m. EDT, 10 a.m. PDT on UFC Fight Pass), culminating in a four-fight main card and two championship matches (3 p.m. EDT, noon PDT on UFC Fight Pass).
This championship doubleheader kicks off with the GLORY Women’s Super-Bantamweight title match between incumbent titleholder Anissa Meksen (98-4, 7-2 in GLORY) and top contender Sofia Olofsson (49-8, 2-1 in GLORY.)
The main event of the night is a Welterweight title fight between incumbent champion Cedric Doumbe (72-6-1, 9-3 in GLORY) and No. 1 contender Alim Nabiyev (51-7, 5-1 in GLORY).
This is a rematch of their fight from GLORY 51 in March of 2018, where Nabiyev won by split decision.
As always, these title fights will be a maximum of five rounds at three minutes per round.
Co-Main Event: GLORY Women’s Super-Bantamweight Title:
(Note: Reach information for fighters in the title fights was not available online.)
Heading into Saturday’s title fight, champion Anissa Meksen is the taller contestant, standing 5-foot-6, two inches taller than challenger Sofia Olofsson at 5-foot-4.
Olofsson has posted a mark of 2-1 lifetime in GLORY Kickboxing. Most recently, she fought on the Superfight Series portion of GLORY 65 last month, winning by split decision against Christi Brereton in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
In the other corner, Meksen has posted a 4-1 record during her last five GLORY Kickboxing appearances, winning last time out against Tiffany van Soest (split decision) during GLORY 64 in March to defend her title.
Prediction: Anissa Meksen by TKO.
Main Event: GLORY Welterweight Title:
Heading into the main event, challenger Nabiyev is the taller fighter. He stands 6-foot-2, five inches taller than champion Doumbe at 5-foot-9.
Champion Doumbe has posted a record of 4-1 in his last five GLORY fights, most recently defeating Harut Grigorian by second-round TKO during GLORY 64 in March.
Challenger Nabiyev has likewise gone 4-1 in his last five fights, most recently winning against Murthel Groenhart by split decision in GLORY 64 in March.
Prediction: Alim Nabiyev by first-round KO.
For full information regarding the complete GLORY 66 card, please access:
GLORY 66 at a Glance:
Prelims: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. EDT, 8:30 a.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass and YouTube
Superfights: Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT, 10 a.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card: Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT, noon PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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