GLORY 32 results: Gabriel Varga defeats Serhiy Adamchuk by majority decision to win back featherweight title


Варга вернул чемпионский титул. Журавлев уступил Спорным судейским решением.


Varga felt strongly that he never truly lost the GLORY featherweight
title when he was defeated by Serhiy Adamchuk in a highly controversial
bout back at GLORY 25.

Eight months later he\’s champion once again. Varga
(27-3) defeated Adamchuk (33-6) by majority decision at GLORY 32
earlier tonight (July 22, 2016) at Ted Constant Convocation Center in
Norfolk, Virginia. 48-47, 48-46 and 48-48 were the scorecards handed in by the three judges. The
key moment of the fight came in the second round, when Varga landed a
beautiful three punch combination after ducking under a right hand by
Adamchuk. The Canadian two-time champion landed a left to the body, and
followed that up with a right/left combination that sent Adamchuk to the
Varga suffered a cut in the opening round after an
accidental headbutt, but was not hindered by it during the five-round
title fight. The bout was clinch heavy, but nothing as ugly as their
first encounter where Adamchuk was warned countless times for holding
and stalling. Varga was the more efficient striker and landed the more
significant strikes. Adamchuk had some success, especially with his low
leg kicks, but the knockdown was too much to overcome.
The co-main
event was a light heavyweight rematch between Brian Collette (23-3) and
Myron Dennis (18-5) from their first encounter at GLORY 19 last year,
which saw Collette win by unanimous decision. The Virginia native would
get his hand raised once again, earning another unanimous nod by the
Two judges scored it 30-27, with the third handing in a 29-28 score card. Collette
nearly put Dennis away after landing a head kick in the second round,
but Dennis was able to weather the storm and survive. Collette couldn\’t
get the finish, but he remained in control to get his fourth GLORY win.
Hameur-Lain (56-13) won the four-man light heavyweight “Contender”
tournament by knocking out Ariel Machado (43-7) and Warren Thompson
(11-4) to earn the Ramon Dekkers memorial trophy and a future shot at
the light heavyweight title. He will have to wait for the winner of the
title unification bout between current champion Artem Vakhitov and
interim champion Zack Mwekassa, which has yet to be scheduled. In the
tournament final, the Frenchman landed a big left hook that sent
Machado reeling into the ropes and finished him off with a
perfectly-timed knee to the body off the carom. The official time of the stoppage came at 1:00 of the second round. Hameur-Lain
advanced to the tournament final in emphatic fashion, knocking Warren
Thompson out cold with a vicious right hand in the opening seconds,
which face planted “The Destroyer” into the canvas where he remained for
several minutes. The win was a surefire candidate for the $5,000
“Knockout of the Night” bonus that the promotion recently added to fight
cards. The official time of the stoppage came at 0:12 of round one. In
the opening semi-final bout of the evening, Machado took the fight
against Pavel Zhuravlev (69-11) when several others would not, and he
upset the savvy veteran by unanimous decision to punch his ticket to the
tournament final. Two of the judges scored it 30-27 for Machado, with the third scoring the bout 29-28.

Brazilian—who was making his GLORY debut—used a steady diet of low
kicks and solid footwork to outwork the Ukrainian throughout the
three-round contest and pick up his first win inside the GLORY ring.


Serhiy Adamchuk (142 lb / 64.4 kg) vs. Gabriel Varga (142 lb / 64.4 kg) – for featherweight title

Winner  Gabriel Varga by decision  (48-47, 48-46, 48-48)
Brian Collette (209 lb / 94.8 kg) vs. Myron Dennis (208 lb / 94.3 kg)
Winner  Brian Collette by decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Warren Thompson (202 lb / 91.6 kg) vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain (207.5 lb / 94.1 kg) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Winner Zinedine Hameur-Lain by  KO RD1 0:12
Pavel Zhuravlev (206.5 lb / 93.7 kg) vs. Ariel Machado (208 lb / 94.3 kg) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Winner Ariel Machado by decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs Ariel Machado light heavyweight tournament final
Winner  Zinedine Hameur-Lain by  КО RD 2 1:00
Chi Lewis-Parry (233.5 lb / 105.9 kg) vs. Maurice Greene (268 lb / 121.6 kg)
Winner Chi Lewis-Parry by KO RD 2 2:30
Anderson “Braddock” Silva (245 lb / 111.1 kg) vs. Gordon Haupt (226 lb / 102.5 kg)
Winner Anderson “Braddock” Silva by KO RD 1 1:20
Funda Alkayis (118 lb / 53.5 kg) vs. Vanessa De Waele (121 lb / 54.9 kg) – women’s super bantamweight tournament reserve match
Winner Funda Alkayis by decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Francois Ambang (170 lb / 77.1 kg) vs. Michael Stevens (170.5 lb / 77.3 kg)
Winner Francois Ambang by decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Giga Chikadze (144 lb / 65.3 kg) vs. Chris Mauceri (142 lb / 64.4 kg)
Winner Giga Chikadze by  KO RD 1 2:20
Cedric Smith (195 lb / 88.5 kg) vs. Roger Corbin (188 lb / 85.3 kg)
Winner Roger Corbin by decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)