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Muay Thai Master Petchpanomrung Defends Title July 5 in Orlando

GLORY is headed to Orlando, Florida on Friday, July 5, giving Floridian fight fans their first-ever chance to witness live the intense encounters which have made GLORY the world’s fastest-growing fight sport organization.

GLORY 67 ORLANDO takes place at Kissimmee’s Silver Spurs Arena. Tickets are on sale now, with prices beginning at just $35.00 plus booking fee.

The main event brings a rare opportunity to see an undisputed master of Muay Thai, the native fighting art of Thailand, as world featherweight champion Petchpanomrung (162-36-2, 27 KO’s) puts his title belt on the line.

Born and raised in a poor village in rural Thailand, Petchpanomrung joined the Muay Thai circuit at just nine years old and has fought professionally ever since, using his prize money to life his family out of poverty.

His inhuman timing and brutal left kick have won him fight after fight and his dominance of the division will make him unquestionably one of the sport’s all-time greats – if it continues.

But an obstacles stands in the path of Petchpanomrung’s road to greatness: from the central Asian steppes of Uzbekistan, once part of Genghis Khan’s empire, comes Anvar ‘The Uzbek’ Boynazarov (95-26-2, 53 KO’s), ranked #2 in the world and owner of more knockout wins than any other fighter at 145lbs.

Two former GLORY champions meet in the co-main event. California’s Tiffany van Soest (19-4-1, 6 KO’s), ranked #2, was GLORY’s first female champion and Brazil’s Jady Menezes (13-3, 5 KO’s), ranked #3, lost her own tenure of the belt late last year.

The belt is now in France, where it is in the possession of current champion Anissa Meksen. In order to try and reclaim it, Van Soest and Menezes must first contend with one another.

GLORY 67 ORLANDO also features Florida’s own Asa Ten Pow (9-1, 5 KO’s).

The West Palm Beach resident, ranked #9 at featherweight, is a ferocious body-puncher and has gone a perfect 3-0 since being called up to GLORY last year. A win in Orlando will edge him even further into the contender conversation.

Other world-class talents appearing at GLORY 67 ORLANDO include New Yorkers Elvis Gashi (22-0, 10 KO’s) (#4 lightweight) and Kevin Vannostrand (18-3, 12 KO’s) (#4 featherweight) plus Mexico’s Abraham ‘Ham’ Vidales (13-0, 11 KO’s) (#13 featherweight), 18-year-old Muay Thai prodigy Bekah Irwin (5-2, 1 KO) of Texas and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida prospect Keeman Diop (2-1, 2 KO’s).

GLORY 67 ORLANDO takes place Friday, July 5 at the Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, Greater Orlando, Florida.