Tyjani Beztati Debuts at Welterweight Against Former Champion Endy Semeleer at GLORY 93 on July 20

May 31, 2024
Tyjani Beztati lands a left kick. Photo: GLORY Kickboxing
GLORY 93 takes shape as fights are announced.

With Tyjani Beztati (16-3, 5 KO) dominating the Lightweight division and Endy Semeleer (36-2, 18 KO) outclassing his challengers, a champ vs. champ matchup between the two was already the talk of the town. When GLORY announced a pause of the Lightweight division and Beztati made his wish to move up known to the world, it seemed just a matter of time until the two would meet. Few had suspected that Chico Kwasi would come along and throw a spanner in the works. "Luffy" spectacularly beat Semeleer in Paris at GLORY 91. Therefore Beztati’s Welterweight debut will be over three rounds instead of the 5 rounds that characterize a championship bout.


It seems that the loss of the belt is no issue for GLORY and Semeleer to set up this clash of giants. However the matchup raised an eyebrow of the new champion Kwasi, who went after Beztati in the comment section of GLORY’s announcement on Instagram: "[Tyjani] if you had mentioned my name only once, you would have gotten a title fight against me. But well… see you soon!"



No man is safe in the shark tank they call the Featherweight division. The past years have been a who beat who rollercoaster and one thing is certain.. The audience has been the real winner. The spectacle will continue at GLORY 93, as top ranked Featherweights collide in the ring. The c-main event will feature the long awaited European debut of former RISE champion Kento Haraguchi (25-3-1, 14 KO). The Japanese ISKA world champion will take on long reigning GLORY featherweight champion Petchpanomrung (169-40-3, 27 KO). The fight in Rotterdam will be the third time the two fighters meet, with the two previous meetings going to the Thai.


Miguel Trindade (58-6, 24 KO) defeated number 1 ranked RISE featherweight champion Chadd Collins with a devastating KO in the first round. He will look for his first GLORY win against the Mexican dentist Abraham Vidales (16-3, 13 KO), who himself comes of a devastating KO loss against Kento Haraguchi on that same night. He won his last GLORY fight by a first round KO over former title challenger Ahmed Chikh-Mousa in front of a huge crowd at Collision. 



The Welterweights have proven time after time to be one of the most exciting weight classes in GLORY. Apart from the main event, two other Welterweight bouts have been announced so far for GLORY 93. Robin Ciric (22-7, 7 KO) and Diaguely Camara (24-6-1, 10 KO) will fight an immediate rematch following the controversy surrounding their fight in Paris at GLORY 91. After the Frenchman slipped and lost his balance, Ciric failed to hear the repeated “stop” by the referee, resulting in Camara being out on his feet. The fight continued without repercussions for Ciric, who took home the decision. Also in the Welterweight division two ranked prospects cross paths Mehdi Ait El Hadj (32-4-2, 8 KO) and Don Sno (4-1, 2 KO) will both want to prove they belong in the top 10 and are ready to challenge the big names.