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GLORY Grabs Media Rights Company MP & Silva for American TV Distribution

Since its inception in 2012 GLORY has yet to really find a steady home for their programming in the United States. One of the focal points of the company has been to penetrate the US sports market, to which there have been steady strides forward, but also mixed results. Things looked like they were about to change when the promotion landed a deal with Spike TV, but GLORY served more as a pilot program for Bellator Kickboxing events, which began in 2016 after GLORY had safely departed the Spike TV ecosystem. GLORY landed a deal with ESPN that all came [read more]

Cor Hemmers Gives Rough Outline For GLORY’s 2017 Second Half

There has been a lot of talk about how many events GLORY will run this year and speculation that they perhaps won’t hit that number. On top of that, there has been rumors about future Amsterdam events and even an event in China. After GLORY 43 Cor Hemmers gave an idea of what to look out for in the rest of 2017, with a few surprises revealed. The outline looks like this: GLORY 44 Chicago GLORY 45 Amsterdam featuring Nieky Holzken GLORY 46(?) China featuring a Rico Verhoeven SuperFight GLORY 50(?) Amsterdam featuring Rico defending against Jamal Ben Saddik The December event being GLORY [read more]

KRUSH 77 Results: Japan x China

On July 16th KRUSH held their 77th event, this one themed as Japan vs. China, featuring a number of bouts between some of their best fighters against Chinese imports. The Chinese fighters not only held their own, but were able to prove that China’s kickboxing scene is not to be taken lightly, with Junfeng Zheng defeating Hirotaka Urabe, Jianglian Qui defeating Yukihiro Komiya, Yinghua Tie defeating Daiki Watanabe and Junguan Wang defeating Yuzuki Satomi. Krush 77 : Japan x China 07.16.2017 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Live on AbemaTV 5PM JST / 1AM PST / 4AM EST ~Prelims~ Krush -55kg : [read more]

GLORY 43 Live Results

GLORY 43 goes down tonight, July 14th, live from the Theater at MSG. Benjamin Adegbuyi will take on tough up-and-comer Guto Inocente in the main event of the show, while a Featherweight tournament will be the focal point. Josh Jauncey taking on New Yorker Elvis Gashi rounds out the main card. The SuperFight Series features a GLORY Light Heavyweight Interim Championship bout between Pavel Zhuravlev and Saulo Cavalari. The SuperFight Series starts at 7:30pm Eastern on UFC Fight Pass while the main card is at 10:00pm eastern on ESPN3. I’ll be tweeting about the event live from @LiverKickdotcom. GLORY 43 [read more]

VIDEO: GLORY 43 New York Weigh-Ins

GLORY 43 goes down on Friday evening live from The Theater at MSG. The GLORY 43 SuperFight Series starts at 7:30pm eastern/4:30 pacific on UFC Fight Pass, while the main card starts at 10:00pm eastern/7:00pm pacific on ESPN3. GLORY 43 NEW YORK WEIGH-IN RESULTS Heavyweight Headline Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi (254.4 lb / 115.4 kg) vs. Guto Inocente (256 lb / 116.1 kg) Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey (153.8 lb / 69.8 kg) vs. Elvis Gashi (155 lb / 70.3 kg) Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Kevin Vannostrand (142.8 lb / 64.8 kg) vs. Mo Abdurahman (142.8 lb / 64.8 kg) Featherweight Tournament [read more]

Cedric Doumbe vs. Murthel Groenhart II Set For GLORY 44

On August 25th GLORY returns to the Chicago area with GLORY 44, featuring two big title fights on the card as well as a few other featured attractions. The main event of GLORY 44 Chicago is Cedric Doumbe defending the GLORY Welterweight Championship against Murthel Groenhart. Doumbe defeated Groenhart at GLORY 28, but Groenhart has fought hard to earn his spot in this title fight and will be bringing his A-game, for sure. Also on the main card is Chicago-native Richard Abraham against Daniel Morales. On the SuperFight Series we have Tiffany van Soest defending her GLORY Super Bantamweight Championship [read more]

Who to Watch At GLORY 43 New York

With GLORY 43 New York just around the corner, it feels prudent to spend some time talking about the card and while we all know who the favorites are and who the big fights are, there are some really good names on the card that are either newer to GLORY or get a bit overlooked. While the heavyweight main event between Guto Inocente and Benjamin Adegbuyi should deliver at GLORY 43, it’s the lighter weight classes that should be delivering big on this show. Bailey Sugden — The younger brother of former GLORY fighter-turned-boxer Chad Sugden, he comes from the [read more]

Check Out Josh Jauncey’s Preparations For GLORY 43

This weekend at GLORY 43 New York Josh Jauncey returns to the GLORY ring after his last performance at GLORY 40 against Antonio Gomez via stoppage. This time out he’s facing local New York fighter Elvis Gashi. Like Water Productions in Vancouver put together this mini-documentary about Josh’s preparations and thoughts leading into this week’s events. Check it out below. UPDATE: Now with part two added.

GLORY China to Be a Separate Entity From GLORY

Since the news first broke about GLORY entering into a partnership with NBA legend Yao Ming to bring GLORY to China details have been sparse, to say the least. But now Scott Rudmann has dished a bit on their plans to the Telegraph and they are definitely interesting. A solid lesson to learn from past business endeavors from the western world into China is that you can’t simply decide that you are in business in China, it doesn’t work that way. Many companies have found serious roadblocks in their way or have failed to adapt to the Chinese culture and [read more]

The Age of the Kickboxing Four Man Tournament is Over

Modern kickboxing has had its fair share of ups and downs, but since the fall of FEG in 2011 there has been a growing trend in kickboxing and that trend is the one-night, four-man tournament. Made popular by promotions like GLORY, Kunlun Fight and countless others, it has become the standard of which modern kickboxing exists and frankly, it misses the mark on what made tournaments and kickboxing special. In the case of GLORY they are used for anything and everything. The common application of four-man tournaments has been for title contendership. The problem is, though, if you look at [read more]