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GLORY 53 Live Results: Sitthichai vs. Beztati, Meksen vs. Dehby and More

GLORY 53 Lille sees two world championships on the line in the main card, as well as Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis and Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut. It’s rounded out with a very good Featherweight bout between Petchpanomrung vs. Abdellah Ezbiri. The SuperFight Series features Cedric Doumbe vs. THongchai and a featherweight tournament. The five-fight GLORY 53 Lille card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with replays on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 a.m. ET / 1 a.m. PT and Monday at 9 p.m. / 6 p.m. PT. The six-fight GLORY 53 SuperFight Series card will stream live [read more]

GLORY 53 and SuperFight Series Weigh-In Results and Video

GLORY 53 goes down tomorrow, featuring Sitthichai vs Tyjani Beztsti for the GLORY Lightweight Championship. Anissa Meksen defends her Super Bantamweight Championship against Amel Dehby and more. The five-fight GLORY 53 Lille card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with replays on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 a.m. ET / 1 a.m. PT and Monday at 9 p.m. / 6 p.m. PT. The six-fight GLORY 53 SuperFight Series card will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. The top three GLORY 53 prelim bouts will stream live tomorrow on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well [read more]

Sergej Maslobojev vs. Antonio Plazibat at ONE is a Clash of a New Generation

When talking about heavyweight kickboxing it can be difficult to really nail down who the next generation of talent is. Right now everything is about Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari, while some of the old guard still hold on and fight occasionally, they’ve mostly moved on, leaving this generation. The problem is that Rico Verhoeven really seems like he’s virtually unchallenged right now. But while Rico Verhoeven has been getting all of the attention, heavyweights from around the world have been honing their respective crafts, all of them looking to claim the crown that Verhoeven lays claim to as the [read more]

WATCH: Tenshin Nasukawa’s Latest Destruction from RIZIN

Tenshin Nasukawa is the closest thing that Japanese kickboxing has to a real, bonafide star created organically in the last few years. His fights span a few different promotions, but he’s been making a name for himself in RIZIN FF, Japan’s latest MMA craze that has taken an interest in professional kickboxing as well. His latest fight is from this past weekend against Yusaku Nakamura and, well, things get pretty Tenshin.

Chingiz Allazov on Petrosyan Fight: ‘I Just Need to Do What He Doesn’t Expect’

While the name Giorgio Petrosyan has been well-established in the world of kickboxing after his two K-1 World MAX victories and all of his other accomplishments, since the collapse of FEG’s K-1 in 2011 it has been difficult for fighters to find themselves established on the same level as a Petrosyan or a Buakaw. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t new fighters coming up that are just as skilled and fearsome as those of yesteryear, they simply haven’t had the opportunity to overcome these legends like they would have prior. For Chingiz Allazov he’s been quietly climbing the 70kg ranks [read more]

Kunlun Fight 74 Card: 61.5kg Tournament, Kyshenko, Kraus and More!

On May 13th Kunlun Fight brings us another crazily-stacked event, this time featuring a 61.5kg World Championship tournament featuring names like Cristian Spectu, Wang Wengfeng, Lin Qianbang and, oh yeah, this late addition of Taiga. Taiga vs. Lin Qianbang is worth the price of admission alone on this one, but there’s more coming on this Sunday’s show as Albert Kraus fights Jiao Fukai and Artur Kyshenko fights Timur Aylyarov. Kunlun Fight 74 Full Fight Card 61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final A : Seksan Somai vs. Zhao Chongyang 61.5KG World Championship 1/4 Final B : Daniel puertas Gallardo vs. Jiao Daobo [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Sees a Host of Changes

This coming Saturday sees GLORY 53. The GLORY 53 SuperFight Series has seen a series of changes in the last week, including Jason Wilnis being forced out with an injury in his bout with Yousri Belgaroui, with Dawid Kasperski stepping on for that fight. Also out is Mohammed Jaraya, with Anghel Cardos stepping in to fight Alan Scheinson. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively from Zénith de Lille on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT this Saturday, May 12. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Dawid Kasperski Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of [read more]

GLORY 54 Heavyweight Bout Now a Championship Bout

After initially announcing that a GLORY 54 rematch between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and Mladen Brestovac would be a non-title affair, GLORY has instead decided to elevate that bout to a championship one, giving Mladen Brestovac another chance at not just Verhoeven, but at his crown as GLORY Heavyweight Champion. This goes down on Saturday, June 2nd in the UK. GLORY 54 Birmingham Heavyweight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac Welterweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov Featherweight Bout: Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang GLORY 54 SuperFight Series Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga [read more]

Kunlun Fight 73 Results: Fent Xingli Wins 70kg 8-Man Tournament

Kunlun Fight 73 went down last night in a night that included the 70kg Road to CLASH tournament to help flesh out the main 70kg tournament further. This was a one-night, 8-man tournament that saw Feng Xingli defeat Hu Yafei, Liu HaiNan and then Liu Yaning in the final to take home the tournament victory. A significant upset went down with Anissa Haddaoui defeating Anke Van Gestel as well. Kunlun Fight 73 Full Fight Results: Reserve Fight: Bubigere def liu Jixin via R3 Decision 70KG Road to CLASH 1/4 Final A: liu HaiNan def Tian Xin via R3 Decision 70KG [read more]

EM Legend and Glory of Heroes Ink Co-Promotional Agreement

This is an interesting tidbit of news coming out of China, where two of the bigger name Chinese promotions — EM Legend and Glory of Heroes — have signed an agreement to co-promote events together. This means that they’ll be sharing talent on their events and not be concerned about the rank of said fighters, either. That means that they won’t just be sending their lower tier fighters to compete against each other, instead they’ll be blending their top talents together in what should be considered exciting news. The press release gives more details. “EM legend has super stars like [read more]