GLORY’s Chinese debut with GLORY 46 has came and went now, with their first big GLORY China event in the books that saw a lot of questions answered and a lot more new questions arise. On the SuperFight Series fans were treated to a host of fights, which have been archived — for free — via YouTube by UFC Fight Pass, including Pascal Schroth winning a tight split decision over Qinghao Meng, Petchpanomrung edging out Lei Xie, Jia Liu and Zaza Sor. Aree going to a no contest via an unintentional elbow that opened up a nasty cut. Alan Scheinson [read more]
On Saturday GLORY makes its mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, featuring a blockbuster card on both the SuperFight Series and GLORY 46 events featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of the SuperFight Series and GLORY Middlweight Champion Simon Marcus looking to defend against game challenger Alex Pereira. The SuperFight Series starts at 6am eastern time on UFC Fight Pass while GLORY 46 airs at 9am eastern on ESPN3. GLORY 46 CHINA WEIGH-IN RESULTS Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (185.6 lb / 84.2 kg) vs. Alex Pereira (186.1 lb / 84.4 kg) [read more]
When analyzing the modern sport of kickboxing it is virtually impossible to do so without considering the impact that China has been able to make in a rather short period of time. China went from the closed off home of Wushu and Sanda to one of the epicenters for the sports of kickboxing and MMA almost overnight. For western fight organizations China is the last frontier for them; the lone holdout and a burgeoning market, brimming with potential to be the largest market in the world for the sport. The problem is that most western companies have failed in moving [read more]
We’re just a few days away from GLORY’s mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, which features a Chinese-heavy card that is set to not only make Chinese fans happy, but wow fans across the world by showcasing these new stars from China. Of course, western fans are hung up on the one big fight being showcased on the GLORY SuperFight Series: Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Bigfoot Silva is known for his massive wins over guys like Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem within the MMA cage, but when it comes to kickboxing he’ll be [read more]
This coming weekend at GLORY 46: China we’ll see a host of debuts for the promotion, as GLORY looks to fully realize their vision of GLORY China by appealing to the local fans with exciting Chinese fighters and international combat sports fans by bringing in Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for a super fight against GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven. GLORY has released video introductions for two of the Chinese fighters: Shanghai Gao and Hongxing Kong, which you can watch below. GLORY 46 China is this Saturday, October 14th.
On Saturday, December 9th GLORY returns with their year-end mega-show in the vein of last year’s GLORY Collision with GLORY Redemption. The huge event will take place over three shows, the GLORY 49 SuperFight Series, GLORY 49 and GLORY Redemption PPV. The PPV portion will be headlined by GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven squaring off against a very game challenger in Jamal Ben Saddik. Ben Saddik holds a victory over Verhoeven earlier in their respective careers and has been on a collision course with the dominant champion for a while now. Also featured on the PPV will be Nieky Holzken [read more]
On Saturday, September 30th GLORY comes to you live with GLORY 45 Amsterdam, featuring Robin van Roosmalen vs. Serhiy Adamchuk for the GLORY Featherweight Championship. The event also features a light heavyweight tournament and on the SuperFight Series one of the best fights of the year on paper in Zakaria Zouggary vs. Massaro Glunder. The event airs live, starting with the SuperFight Series live on UFC Fight Pass at 1pm eastern/10am pacific, then followed by GLORY 45 at 3:30pm eastern/12:30pm pacific on ESPN3. GLORY 45 Amsterdam Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Serhiy Adamchuk – Rd 1 RvR doing [read more]
GLORY 45 goes down tomorrow, Saturday, September 30th starting with the SuperFight Series live on UFC Fight Pass at 1pm eastern/10am pacific, then followed by GLORY 45 at 3:30pm eastern/12:30pm pacific on ESPN3. GLORY 45 AMSTERDAM WEIGH-IN RESULTS Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (142.4 lb / 64.6 kg) vs. Serhiy Adamchuk (142 lb / 64.4 kg) Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Hesdy Gerges (228.2 lb / 103.5 kg) vs. Mladen Brestovac (260.4 lb / 118.1 kg) Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Imad Hadar (204.1 lb / 92.6 kg) vs. Manny Mancha (206.1 / 93.5 kg) Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Michael Duut (208.1 [read more]
There are a lot of good fights at GLORY 45 Amsterdam, yet the one that stands out the most to hardcore fans is probably Massaro Glunder against Zakaria Zouggary. It’s a fight between two young, hungry and entertaining fighters who have made names for themselves around the world. The fight takes place on the SuperFight Series of GLORY 45 and is set to steal the show. GLORY takes this opportunity to tell the world a bit more about Glunder.
While the focus of GLORY 46 has been the SuperFight Series main event between Rico Verhoeven and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but the promotion has shown its due diligence in assembling a card that appeals to Chinese fans, which GLORY China will look to be winning over with this card. The finalization of the card gives us a clearer vision of what to expect, including a professional sanda bout between Hongxing Kong and Yang Sun. The Featherweight tournament should bring some new life into the division while the rest of the card is full of prospects and fighters that GLORY is [read more]