30 Apr 2017 05:00 AEST
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Following a sold out show last April, the world’s premier kickboxing league touches down at Denmark’s Forum Copenhagen once again for GLORY 40 Copenhagen and GLORY 40 SuperFight Series on Saturday, April 29.
Middleweight world champion Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (30-6-1, 8 KO) headlines GLORY 40 Copenhagen, returning to the ring quickly after a back-and-forth battle with challenger Israel Adesanya at GLORY 37 Los Angeles less than one month ago.
The opponent is one that Wilnis knows well, having faced Canada’s Simon “The ONE” Marcus (45-3-2, 24 KO) twice previously, splitting the pair of bouts. Heading into the rubber match of this trilogy fight, Marcus is the No.1 contender after losing his title to Wilnis in a shocking upset at GLORY 33 New Jersey in September.
Danish lightweight Niclas “The Destroyer” Larsen (40-7-1, 20 KO) is expected to compete in the GLORY 40 Copenhagen co-headline bout.
In order to determine the next challenger for the middleweight crown, four contenders will square off in a one-night tournament at GLORY 40 Copenhagen.
On one side of the tournament bracket, Brazilian brawler Alex ‘Po Atan’ Pereira (20-5, 11 KO) faces Sweden’s Burim Rama (30-12-1, 14 KO), while Dutch-Tunisian Yousri Belgaroui (20-3, 10 KO), ranked No. 4, faces Agron Preteni (20-4-1, 5 KO) of Croatia in the other semifinal bout.
The middleweight that successfully navigates the tournament will be booked in a fight with the division champion – Wilnis or Marcus – at a later date.