River Daz takes out Glory four-man tournament

Victorian trained River Daz remained undefeated as he took out the Glory four-man Asian featherweight kickboxing tournament, named after the late Ramon Dekkers.

The tournament took place on the Glory 73 card at the Nanshan Culture and Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

In his opening fight, River Daz, a Hammer Gym product, moved to the final with a unanimous decision against Binqian Hu. There he would meet fellow Chinese fighter Goafeng Meng who dominated his semi-final match-up against Masaya Kubo.

The final was closely contested but the Filipino born Aussie was able to edge it with three judges scoring it in his favour 29-28, while two gave it to his opponent 29-28.

Daz moves his record to kickboxing record 28-0-1 and 4-0 inside Glory.

In the main event, Grigorian successfully defended his Glory lightweight title belt with a fifth-round stoppage over Elvis Gashi.

  • Marat Grigorian def. Elvis Gashi via KO – Glory lightweight title
  • River Daz def. Goafeng Meng viua Decision (Split) – featherweight tournament final
  • Josh Jauncey def. Stoyan Koprivlenski via Decision (Split)
  • Goafeng Meng def. Masaya Kubo via Decision (Unanimous) – featherweight tournament semifinal
  • River Daz def. Binqian Hu via Decision (Unnimous) – featherweight tournament semifinal
  • Chao Sun def Farkhat Gassanov via TKO, Rd 3
  • Jin Hyuk Kim def. Dongqiang Lu vi TKO, Rd 1
  • Andrey Herasimchuk vs. Bruno Chaves – No Contest
  • Bruno Gazani def. Vlad Tuinov via TKO, Rd 3
  • Chuanlin Zhao def. Thong Fairtex via TKO, Rd 2
  • Jianhong Yu def. Yunlong Dou via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Selina Flores def. Meng Zhang via DecisioN (Split)
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