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Robin van Roosmalen Out of GLORY 55, Interim Title Fight Set

One of the more anticipated bouts at GLORY 55 would have to be GLORY Featherweight Champion Robin van Roosmalen squaring off against Petchpanomrung for the title in the main event. Sadly, that fight is no longer on the menu as GLORY announced this afternoon that Robin van Roosmalen has been forced to withdraw thanks to a shoulder injury while training. So once again an interim title will be set and once again Kevin Vannostrand will be involved, this time fighting Petchpanomrung for the Interim Featherweight Championship with the winner fighting van Roosmalen when he’s healthy again. This leaves Massaro Glunder [read more]

Full Line-Up For Muay Thai GP 17: Peters vs. Harrison

This Saturday, July 7th at the O2 Arena in London Muay Thai Grand Prix, in association with Lion Fight, will present Muay Thai GP 17 / Kickboxing GP 11. The event, headlined by a battle dubbed “The Battle for Britain” between two of the UK’s most famous fighters, sees Charlie Boy Peters battle Liam Harrison in full thai rules at 66.7kg. This is one of the most interesting bouts for fans in the UK as Liam Harrison has been a stalwart of the UK fight scene, known as one of the best in the world, while Peters has been a [read more]

ONE SuperSeries Headlines ONE Battle For the Heavens in Guangzhou

On July 7th ONE kicks back with Battle For the Heavens, which will feature the ONE SuperSeries prominently on the show. The main event for the evening will see a new Atomweight Kickboxing champion crowned in a battle between Yodcherry Sityodtong and Kai Ting Chuang. In a card that is featuring many Chinese athletes prominently, the main event is a clash between Thailand and China to determine the first ever champion in a division. On top of that, Andre Meunier will fight Ibrahim El Bouni, who has made a name for himself in such promotions as W5, K-1 Japan and [read more]

Nieky Holzken Announces GLORY Departure

In what was one of the last true holdouts of the old Golden Glory guard left in the GLORY ring, Nieky Holzken has decided to depart the promotion after contract negotiations fell through. Holzken, the former GLORY Welterweight Champion essentially cleaned out the division, running roughshod over it for years, that was until he met Cedric Doumbe. While Holzken is still an immensely talented fighter, a new generation of fighter stood in his way, including Doumbe and Alim Nabiyev, who were able to hand him three losses. It’s interesting to see the deal with Holzken fall through right before GLORY [read more]

ONE Spirit of a Warrior Results: Sorgraw Beats Sana

ONE Championship’s Spirit of a Warrior will definitely be the story of the MMA bout between Aung La N Sang and Ken Hasegawa¬†for the ONE Middleweight Championship, the company continued its march into professional kickboxing and muay thai with three ONE SuperSeries fights on the card. Surprisingly enough, for a night when the kickboxing bouts took place inside of the MMA cage with MMA gloves, there were no stoppages. Instead what we saw was a lot of action and a lot of these guys trying to get used to this setting for kickboxing. Sorgraw and Samy Sana were the highlight [read more]

Full Fight Card For GLORY 55 New York on July 20th

On July 20th GLORY returns, kicking off the Summer of GLORY with GLORY 55 New York. The event is shaping up to be huge, with the main, numbered card featuring Alex Pereira vs. Yousri Belgaroui for Pereira’s GLORY Middleweight Championship and Robin van Roosmalen looking to defend the GLORY Featherweight Championship against Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao. In addition Kevin VanNostrand fights Massaro Glunder, Elvis Gashi fights Nick Chasteen and Victor Pinto takes on Nate Richardson at featherweight. The GLORY 55 SuperFight Series proves to be an interesting affair as well, with Cedric Doumbe vs. Alan Scheinson taking top billing while Junior Tafa [read more]

GLORY 60 Set for Lyon, Franch on October 20th

GLORY will return to Lyon, France on October 20th, after the Summer of GLORY has come and gone, with GLORY 60. The promotion announced this earlier today, hot on the heels of the announcement of GLORY’s new television deal in the Netherlands. GLORY will now be airing on Veronica starting in July, moving from Ziggo Sport. This will serve as an upgrade for the promotion, moving to a network with wider reach, although it remains to be seen how strong the bond between the network and the promotion are just yet. No further details have been announced about GLORY 60 [read more]

Sitthichai vs. Marat Grigorian Official For GLORY 57 Shenzen

Today in China, GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann got up in front of a crowd of Chinese media and fighting industry insiders to officially announce GLORY 57 Shenzen’s main event would be Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong taking on Marat Grigorian for a fourth time, once again for the GLORY Lightweight Championship. The press conference felt bigger than most of the ones that happen in the west, with a huge video screen in place, a translator on hand to speak directly to the Chinese crowd and the fighters being treated as special guests. The announcement won’t come as a shock to GLORY fans, who [read more]

ONE Championship Spirit of a Warrior Kickboxing Card

ONE Championship returns on June 29th with Spirit of a Warrior live from Myanmar with yet another mixed card featuring MMA and kickboxing bouts. The One SuperSeries has provided us with some awesome kickboxing and muay thai action thus far, including a card today, with Spirit of a Warrior looking to give us yet more kickboxing action live on the ONE App (available on both Apple and Android devices). Spirit of a Warrior features three kickboxing bouts thus far, with two set for the prelims and one on the main card thus far. That is, of course, subject to change, [read more]

Lerdsilla Picks Up a Hard-Fought Decision Victory at ONE Championship Pinnacle of Power

ONE Championship headed to Macau for ONE Pinnacle of Power today, featuring a ring over a cage for the action, which made the showdown between Lerdsilla and Sok Thy’s fight all-the-more exciting. There were four ONE SuperSeries bouts featured on this card, all of which were held under traditional muay thai rules inside of the ring outside of the one kickboxing bout. Four bouts was, indeed, an increase and the action went fast throughout the night. Yukinori Ogasawara picked up a KO victory over Rui Botleho with, of all things, a pretty incredible spinning back elbow in the second round. [read more]