28 October, 2017

Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Event Summary


 The world's biggest kickboxing event lands in Lyon on October 28, 2017!

The planet's kickboxing elite will meet you at the Palais des Sports in Gerland, Lyon. The French Cédric Doumbé, Fabio Pinca, Dylan Salvador, Anissa Meksen, Yohan Lidon, Jimmy Vienot and many others will fight at GLORY 47 Lyon and the GLORY 47 SuperFight Series.

 - GLORY 47 Lyon -

 Cedric Doumbé vs. Yohan Lidon - to decide the best French fighte

Cédric "The Best" Doumbé (67-5-1, 39 KO, France) has just lost his world title in the welterweight (77kg), and will begin his journey to recapture it at this event. He will not have the easy task in trying to take his revenge on the experienced Yohan "Le Bûcheron" Lidon (93-36-1, 56 KO, France) in the most anticipated fight in French kickboxing!

After 4 consecutive titles, "The Best" was surprised by Murthel Groenhart at Glory 44 Chicago. The recapture of the most coveted kickboxing belt begins in France, opposite another French fighter.

For his part, "Le Bûcheron" could not give the full force of his potential in GLORY 42 - Paris because of an injury. With much preparation, he come out to show his enormous power and the technical skills that have made him a favorite among fans, and have earned him many titles including ISKA, WBC Muay Thai, WKN and his Showtime belts.

 Vakhitov vs. Machado - A supremacy in play

Artem Vakhitov (18-5, 5 KO, Russia), lightweight champion (95kg) and currently regarded by many observers as the world's best fighter in all categories, will defend his belt against challenger and No. 2 in the world,  Ariel Machado (45-8, 34 KO, Brazil)!

Vakhitov returns after injuring his hand while defending his title at GLORY 38 Chicago last February. The 26-year-old champion is coming to assert his supremacy, having lost only once since he joined GLORY in 2013 and posting a 7-1 record including 3 wins by knockout and two title defenses.

Machado was also fought at GLORY 38 Chicago, beating competitors Danyo Ilunga and Zinedine Hameur-Lain in the same evening to win the status of challenger in the light heavyweight. The spectacular style of both fighters promises a high intensity fight!


One night, four men, one title

GLORY 47 Lyon will also showcase an exceptional tournament which will determine the next challenger of the champion of the world of 65kg.

Born in Lyon, Fabio Pinca (102-25-3, 42 KO, France) is a multiple world champion. In the first semifinal at home, he will be a fan favorite when he confronts Uzbek Anvar Boynazarov (79-20-2, 45 KO, Uzbekistan).

The Franco-Moroccan featherweight Azize "The Magician" Hliali (17-14-1, 2 KO, France) will make his debut at Glory 47 in the semi-final's against an opponent to be announced. 

 The fighting card of the GLORY 47 Lyon

 Fighting for the light heavyweight title

Artem Vakhitov (RUS) vs. Ariel Machado (BRE)

 Welterweight Combat Poster

Cedric Doumbé (FRA) Yohan Lidon (FRA)

 Final battle of the featherweight tournament

Winner of the A vs. Winner of Battle B

 Combat A featherweight semi-finals

Fabio Pinca (FRA) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (USA)

 Combat B featherweight semi-finals

Azize Hliali (FRA) vs. Fighter to be Confirmed


 - GLORY 47 SuperFight Series -

 Salvador, Vienot, Meksen, Ahaggan - the French shows

 Annisa Mekesen, (92-3, 29 KO, France), world No. 3 super bantamweight (55.3kg) will face No. 8  Funda "Findik" Alkayiş (29-2, 12 Turkey) to designate the next global challenger of Tiffany Van Soest, while Yassine Boom Boom Ahaggan (27-6, 19 KO, France) and Estonian Maxim Vorovski (30-3-1, 27 KO) will meet in the middleweights (85kg). 

Also, Dylan Salvador (49-13-1, 21 KO, France) will be lined up in the featherweights (65kg) and Jimmy Vienot (56-12, 27 KO, France), the greatest hope of his generation, will have his first fight at the Glory.

 The fighting card of the GLORY 47 SuperFight Series

 Fighting welterweight

Jimmy Vienot (FRA) Fighter to be Confirmed

 Fighting average weights

Ahaggan Yassine (FRA) vs. Maxime Vorovski (HOL)

 Fighting featherweights

Dylan Salvador (FRA) vs. Fighter to be Confirmed

 Fighting Contenders in Super Bantamweight

Anissa Meksen (FRA) vs. Funda Alkayiş (TUR)


The opponents of Salvador and Vienot, as well as Hliali at GLORY 47 Lyon, will be announced very soon. 


Palais des Sports de Gerland

350 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 69007

Event Details

Doors Open: 16:30

Event starts: 17:15