The reigning & defending GLORY lightweight champion Tyjani Beztati (24-4, 9 KO) will put his title on the line against Japanese star Kaito Ono (51-6-1, 22 KO) at GLORY 87 on August 19 at the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
Beztati won the vacant title back at GLORY 78 thanks to a unanimous decision victory over America’s Elvis Gashi and has defended the title three times in total since. Most recently, the 25-year-old put on a flawless, career-defining performance defeating featherweight champ Petch and securing his spot as arguably the best lightweight on the planet today.
But coming to take that crown is Japan’s Kaito Ono. A RISE champion, and also 25 years old, Ono makes his first venture to the Netherlands to compete. He had a successful promotional debut at GLORY Rivals 4 in Tokyo last December thanks to decision victory over former GLORY contender Stoyan Koprivlenski.
This fight will serve as the co-main event of the evening which will feature a thrilling four-man one-night heavyweight tournament. Martin Terpstra (21-5, 11 KO), Mohamed Amine (29-5, 16 KO), Bahram Rajabzadeh (62-1, 56 KO), and Uku Jürjendal (18-7, 14 KO) will all compete for a chance to enter the historic GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix this December.
GLORY 87 will be available to watch exclusively on Videoland in the Netherlands, while fans worldwide can enjoy the fights on GLORYFights.com and through various broadcast partners around the globe.