Review: 2014-05-03, disappointing fight between Karapet Karapetyan and Marc de Bonte: it gets two stars. Karapet Karapetyan entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 43-9-2 and he is ranked as the No.6 light heavyweight in the world, he fought three times in 2013 losing only his last bout against Nieky Holzken (semifinal of the Glory Ww tournament, Holzken vs Karapetyan 2); he came back to victory in 2014 beating Artur Kyshenko.
His opponent, Marc de Bonte, has an official record of 86-11-1 (or 82-9-1 on wikipedia) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class, he fought just once in 2013 defeating L’houcine Ouzgni via ko in the first round. In their first bout Marc de Bonte defeated Karapetyan by decision (May 19, 2012); this second fight, main event of Glory 16, is valid for the Glory welterweight title (De Bonte was expected to face Nieky Holzken but he recently suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident and was replaced by Karapetyan). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: GLORY 16 Denver
Where: 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA
Division: catchweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: Glory Welterweight Championship title
GLORY 16 fight card (main and best fights):
Karapet Karapetyan vs Marc de Bonte 2
Errol Zimmerman vs Anderson “Braddock” Silva final
Sergei Kharitonov vs Anderson “Braddock” Silva semifinal
Errol Zimmerman vs Ben Edwards semifinal
Pat Barry vs Zack Mwekassa
Raymond Daniels vs Francois Ambang
De Bonte’s next fight: Marc de Bonte vs Joseph Valtellini
(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)