The former WMC muay thai and current Glory light-Hw champion Artem Vakhitov entered this fight with a pro kickboxing record of 20-5-0 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super cruiserweight in the world. He lost to Saulo Cavalari in their first fight in 2015 (via split decision) but then he has won seven bouts taking revenge on Cavalari in 2016 and in 2017 (Cavalari vs Vakhitov 2 and Vakhitov vs Cavalari 3); he fought just once last year beating Danyo Ilunga (Artem Vakhitov vs Danyo Ilunga 2).
His opponent, Donegi Abena, has a record of 24-5-0 (6 knockouts) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He fought twice for Glory winning over Stephane Susperregui and Michael Duut. Vakhitov vs Abena is valid for the Glory light heavyweight title (Vakhitov’s fifth defense); undercard of Cedric Doumbe vs Alim Nabiev 2 – Glory 66. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 66: Paris
Where: Zenith Paris, Paris, France
Division: super cruiserweight (210 lbs, 95.5 kg)
Title: Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Abena’s next fight: Alex Pereira vs Donegi Abena
Vakhitov’s next fight: Artem Vakhitov vs Alex Pereira
Vakhitov vs Abena fight video:
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