Glory 48 returns to The Big Apple this weekend and it features two title fights.
The event will take place December 1, 2017 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. On the main card the interim featherweight title will be on the line as Kevin VanNostrand and Anvar Boynazarov square off. VanNostrand won a featherweight contender tournament this past July to earn his shot, while Boynazarov came up short in the November featherweight tournament. Despite not winning the tournament he recorded the biggest upset of the year when knocked out Fabio Pinca in the tournament semi-finals before dropping a decision in the final. The KO seems to have secured him his title shot.
Also on the main card will be the Glory debut of UFC veteran Thiago Silva, as he takes on John King. Rounding out the main card will be a one night 4-man middleweight tournament featuring Robert Thomas vs. Wayne Barrett and Mike Lemaire vs. Matt Baker in the semi-finals.
In the Super Fight Series, women’s super bantamweight champion Tiffany Van Soest will take on Anisa Mekksen. This is a highly anticipated bout featuring two of the best female fighters in the world.
The super fight series will also feature the Glory debut of UFC veteran Chris Camozzi as he takes on Kyle Weickhardt. Elvis Gashi will also be making his return to Glory against Nate Richardson.
The Super Fight Series will be available on UFC Fight Pass and the main card will are live on ESPN 3.
Glory 48 New York
Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand vs. Anvar Boynazarov
Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Thiago Silva vs. John King
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Robert Thomas vs. Wayne Barrett
Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Mike Lemaire vs. Matt Baker
Glory 48 Super Fight Series
Super Bantamweight Title Headline Bout: Tiffany van Soest vs. Anissa Meksen
Middleweight Bout: Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Weickhardt
Middleweight Bout: Ivan Galaz vs. Ahmed Samir
Lightweight Bout: Itay Gershon vs. Justin Houghton
Lightweight Bout: Elvis Gashi vs. Nate Richardson