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Glory announced on Wednesday that it has signed Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym, who will fill in for the injured Mosab Amrani to face Eddy Nait-Slimani in the co-main event of the Glory 31 SuperFight Series undercard.
Saenchai (315-43-2, 55 KOs) is regarded by many as arguably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in muay Thai history. He has captured the legendary Lumpinee Stadium championship in four different weight classes as well as WMC and WBC titles and the 2010 Toyota Cup tournament championship.
“Saenchai is not only one of the best muay Thai fighters in the world right now, but one of the very best ever,” said Glory Head of Talent Operations Cor Hemmers. “With Amrani falling off the Amsterdam card, this was the first chance to get our new signing in front of the fans. We came together and now the stage is set for June 25.”
Glory 31 will take place at RAI Amsterdam in Holland on June 25. The SuperFight Series will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass with the main card following live on ESPN3. The live stream on UFC Fight Pass will begin at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
The Glory 31 SuperFight Series undercard will be headlined by Zack Mwekassa (14-3, 12 KOs) taking on Mourad Bouzidi (79-22-2, 34 KOs). Glory announced that their scrum will be for the interim light heavyweight title, with the winner to face reigning champ Artem Vakhitov, who is recovering from injuries.
The rest of the SuperFight Series card will see Isis Verbeek taking on Irina Mazepa in a super bantamweight bout within Glory’s Super Bantamweight Grand Prix; Josh Jauncey opposing Anatoly Moiseev in a lightweight affair; and Maximo Suarez versus Eyevan Danenberg in a welterweight contest.
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