GLORY 87 took place on August 19, 2023, at their usual location of Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which featured a heavyweight tournament to find the last participant in heavyweight grand prix.
Uku Jürjendal and Martin Terpstra opened the card in the first match of the tournament while Mohamed Amine and Bahram Rajabzadeh was in the second semifinal. The winner of these matches fought later in the main event with the tournament winner getting a slot in the heavyweight grand prix.
In the co-main event, Glory Lightweight Championship was on the line with Tyjani Beztati defending his title against Kaito Ono. This will be Beztati’s fourth title defense.
The action started at 1 PM ET with the prelims card. The main card started at 2 PM ET and you can tune in below for results live from Glory 87 Kickboxing event with complete fight card, and more details.
Prelims (1:00 PM ET)
- Nikola Filipovic def. Cristian Ristea via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)- Heavyweight Tournament Reserve Bout (Watch Video)
- Imad Hadar def. Bartosz Muszyński via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26) – Middleweight Bout (Watch Video)
Main Card (2:00 PM ET)
- Bahram Rajabzadeh def. Mohamed Amine via KO at 2:59 of Round 2 – Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final 2 Bout (Watch Video)
- Uku Jürjendal def. Martin Terpstra via KO at 2:23 of round 1- Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final 1 Bout (Watch Video)
- Jan Kaffa def. Mohamed El Hammouti via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)- Featherweight Bout
- Murthel Groenhart def. Cihad Akipa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Welterweight Bout
- Michael Boapeah def. Sergej Braun via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Middleweight Bout
- Co-Main Event: Tyjani Beztati(c) def. Kaito Ono via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – Glory Lightweight Championship Bout
- Main Event: Bahram Rajabzadeh def. Uku Jürjendal via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Heavyweight Bout