Moroccan-Dutch kickboxing legend Badr Hari has his ring return date confirmed for Saturday, October 7 at Area Burgas in Burgas, Bulgaria, the place he faces Uku Jurjendal within the headliner of Glory 89. The pair squares off within the heavyweight Grand Prix qualifier. The winner advances to the top of 12 months eight-man knockout event with $500K at stake.
Hari (106-16, 92 KO) was anticipated to compete at Glory 88 Paris early September. Ok-1 legend withdrew from the bout in opposition to James McSweeney on compassionate grounds following the devastating earthquake in Morocco.
Uku Jurjendal (19-8, 15 KO) of Estonia was in motion in August, when he dropped a unanimous determination in opposition to Bahram Rajabzadeh. The defeat within the remaining of the four-man event at Glory 87 Rotterdam snapped his two-win streak, which included the first-round stoppage of Martin Terpstra within the semi-final and the first-round knockout in opposition to Mantas Rimdeika in Might.
“We’re excited to supply a fast turnaround and get Badr Hari again within the ring,” mentioned Robbie Timmers, Glory matchmaker. “Sadly, James McSweeney has scheduling conflicts and couldn’t compete on the brand new date. Consequently, Uku Jurjendal has fortunately stepped up. This will likely be an action-packed contest.”
The beforehand introduced Glory 89 principal occasion bout, pitting Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 (168-39-3, 27 KO) in opposition to David Mejia (61-15, 18 KOs), is now set to co-headline the present. The competition options Thai champion defending his featherweight title in opposition to Spanish-Colombian challenger.
In Australia, Glory 89: Hari vs Jurjendal airs reside on Sunday, October 8.
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