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GLORY 58 Chicago Moves to Friday, September 14th

Originally slated to take place on Saturday, September 15th, GLORY 58 Chicago has been bumped up to Friday evening, September 14th. The event will take place at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and feature Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Jahfarr Wilnis in the main event. The two met in the finals of a heavyweight contender’s tournament at GLORY 24 in 2015 in a bout that saw Adegbuyi take a razor-thin decision victory over Wilnis before challenging the reigning GLORY heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven, for a second time. Adegbuyi has remained active and near the top of the division, while Wilnis [read more]

Get Hyped for Yousri Belgaroui vs. Alex Pereira III at GLORY 55

At GLORY 55 New York Yousri Belgaroui and Alex Pereira will clash for Pereira’s GLORY Middleweight Championship in a rubber match. At GLORY 40 Yousri Belgaroui scored the upset win in the middleweight tournament over Pereira, only for a rematch at GLORY 49 for Pereira’s championship saw the Brazilian retain the championship. At GLORY 55 they’ll clash for a third time, once again for the title, in one of the featured bouts of the evening. GLORY put together this video package for the upcoming fight and it’s time to get excited.

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]

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]

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]

Artem Vakhitov vs. Danyo Ilunga to Headline GLORY 56 Denver

The summer is just starting to heat up and GLORY will look to keep their “Summer of GLORY” campaign rolling with a bang during the dog days in Denver on August 10th. The event, already announced, will now feature a GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship bout between long-reigning champion Artem Vakhitov and former It’s Showtime Light Heavyweight Champion Danyo Ilunga. Ilunga has had his ups and downs in his career, even recently considering retirement, yet he’s stuck with it and is on a two-fight win streak heading into his August clash with Vakhitov. The two last met at GLORY 25 in [read more]

Photo: Badr Hari is Doing Sprints With a Parachute to Prepare for… Something

Let’s not be coy here, it’s confirmed that Rico Verhoeven will be participating in GLORY 59 Amsterdam, which takes place in the Amsterdam Arena (Johan Cruijff Arena). That’s not a small structure by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, the capacity is listed at 54,000. It’s Showtime ran the Amsterdam Arena a number of times over the years — mostly in conjunction with K-1 — where they always claimed 20,000 in attendance. GLORY has to have something up their sleeves for this show. What would sell tickets at a football (soccer to us yanks) stadium in the Netherlands? Probably [read more]

Check Out GLORY’s ‘Summer of GLORY’ Roadmap For Summer 2018

This summer GLORY has something special in store for the world as they unveiled their “Summer of GLORY” campaign at GLORY 54 Birmingham. The “Summer of GLORY” will consist of five numbered events: GLORY 55 New York, GLORY 56 Denver, GLORY 57 Shenzen, GLORY 58 Chicago and GLORY 59 Amsterdam. The idea behind it is GLORY putting forth their best foot for the summer with their biggest fights. Below GLORY gives some insight as to what is planned for each show, with, of course, the later events still in their skeletal stage right now. Here’s to hoping that GLORY puts [read more]