This weekend at GLORY 49 Rotterdam/GLORY: Redemption, Nieky Holzken returns to action in a hotly-anticipated bout between Alim Nabiyev. The fight, originally scheduled for earlier this year, was pushed back after an injury to Holzken, but GLORY knew it was too good of a fight to tear down, them instead opting to move the fight back. Now this weekend at GLORY 49 Nieky Holzken returns to the ring against Alim Nabiyev, watch him prepare here, as well as his mindset heading into battle.
EM Legend held yet another event at Emei Mountain this weekend, EM Legend 26 happening on December 2nd. You can check out the full results below. 65KG – Petchdam (THA) defeated Li Shenshen (CHN) by TKO Rd1 67KG – Ramil Novruzov (Belarus) defeated Lu Yichen (CHN) by decision Rd3 65KG – Manas (THA) defeated Marc Dass Rey (SPA) by KO Rd1 70KG – Zhao Xiaoyu (CHN) defeated Zhao Shuai (CHN) by decision Rd3 61KG – Wei Yang (CHN) defeated Alex Dass Rey (Spa) by decision Rd4 60KG (F) – Jiang Xianting (CHN) defeated Angela (Australia) by decision Rd3 73KG- Lei [read more]
During last night’s broadcast of GLORY 48, it was announced that GLORY will return to Chicago — this time actually in the heart of Chicago — with GLORY 50. GLORY 50 is slated to be their open of the 2018 season and they are doing it with a bang. The event, which is scheduled for February 16th at the University of Illinois, UIC Pavillion, will be headlined by a GLORY Welterweight Championship bout between newly-crowned champion, Murthel Groenhart, and challenger Harut Grigorian. If that sounds familiar to you, it should be. Remember that? When Harut turned his back to Groenhart, [read more]
Tonight, starting at 7:30pm Eastern, the GLORY 48 SuperFight Series comes at you live on UFC Fight Pass, featuring Tiffany van Soest defending her Super Bantamweight Championship against Anissa Meksen. Starting at 10pm eastern on ESPN3 GLORY 48 brings you a middleweight tournament as well as Kevin VanNostrand competing against Anvar Boynazarov for the GLORY Interim Featherweight Championship. Follow us here on LiverKick for live results and updates. Follow us on Twitter, @LiverKickdotcom, @JayJauncey and @dvewlsh, or, on Facebook. GLORY 48 New York Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand def. Anvar Boynazarov by KO Rd 1 (knee to the liver) [read more]
UFC Fight Pass has been adding to its combat sports library since its inception, to be a destination not just for UFC content, but for all combat sports as well. It’s been a slow process, with most of it being MMA or grappling, but the addition of GLORY kickboxing’s SuperFight Series has been a positive one, with some of GLORY’s best fights being given the honors of airing on UFC Fight Pass. Now UFC Fight Pass adds its first full-rules muay thai promotion into the mix with Triumphant Muay Thai. The first event, which took place on September 29th, will [read more]
On Friday, December 1st GLORY will return to New York City with GLORY 48. GLORY 48 is headlined by an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin VanNostrand, while the GLORY SuperFight Series is headlined by the heavily-anticipated bout between challenger Anissa Meksen and GLORY SuperBantamweight Champion Tiffany van Soest. Here’s the official weigh-ins from today.
On December 17th Kunlun Fight will hold the finals of their Mulan Legend female tournament, while holding the final 8 of their heavyweight 100+kg tournament as well. The show is headlined by Ahaggan Yassine vs. Artur Kyshenko as well. Chen Jinwang vs. Chen Huan Zhang Yifan vs. Sun Shuwei Mulan Legend Tournament: Magalie Alvarez vs. Xu Yi Mulan Legend Tournament: Elaine Lopes vs. Guan Acui Mulan Legend Tournament: Alma Juniku vs. Zhang Weili Mulan Legend Tournament: Debora Vacirca vs. Li Yueyao Ali Bani vs. Zhu Baotong Aikpracha Meenayothin vs. Nurla Mulali Artur Gorlov vs. Guo Wenjie 100kg World Championship Tournament: [read more]
If there’s one constant in combat sports videogames since their inception, it’s that striking tends to get the short end of the stick unless the game is solely focused on striking. For the longest time, K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 was the GOAT of striking games. Not just because it was from they heyday of K-1 and had an absolutely bonkers roster, but also because the striking felt rewarding. In that game you were able to block high, medium and low, while the early UFC and PRIDE games were fun, but shallow and not very rewarding when it came to [read more]
For the longest time there have been questions about LiverKick’s rankings. Namely, that in the featherweight division GLORY is completely not a part of the equation anymore. That, in part, is because it’s a vastly more competitive division than most of the other divisions in kickboxing, talent-dense and, at the moment, Japan-centric. The other reason is interesting, in that GLORY at one point employed a few of the higher-level talents in their division, but then inexplicably cut them loose. By proxy of how rankings work, eventually the GLORY champion continued to drop while the division flourished outside of GLORY, with [read more]
K-1 World Grand Prix Japan was looking to return K-1 to its roots with a heavyweight tournament at year’s end this year. That is exactly what happened, although the question is if they were successful or not in recreating the magic of past K-1’s. The short answer is no, the long answer is that they are essentially starting over and it’ll take time. The pool of talent that they had to choose from wasn’t as robust as it was prior, due to exclusive contracts elsewhere, leading to a few recognizable names in the tournament, but not as many as fans [read more]