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GLORY Finalizes GLORY 46 China Card

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]

Nieky Holzken Withdraws From GLORY 45 Co-Main Event

There she goes, my beautiful world. Just as quickly as we learned that Nieky Holzken would be fighting Alim Nabiyev, we learn that Nieky Holzken suffered an injury and has been forced to drop out of GLORY 45. This serves as not just a blow to the main card, but also a blow to the event as a whole, considering Holzken serves as a big draw, bussing in friends and family to cheer for him. Hesdy Gerges vs. Mladen Brestovac moves up from the SuperFight Series main event to the co-main for GLORY 45, leaving Wilnis vs. Belgaroui as the [read more]

GLORY 47 Lyon Sees the Return of Artem Vakhitov

If you know Jay and I here at LiverKick, you know that we want things to make sense in GLORY’s title pictures. A part of that is making good on the promises of Contender Tournaments. One of the big ones was Ariel Machado. The young, up-and-comer had proven himself ready for a title shot against one of the world’s best in Artem Vakhitov, but he had to wait. Vakhitov was out with an injury and we yet again have an Interim Champion, but Ariel Machado gets his time in the sun now at GLORY 47 Lyon against Artem Vakhitov on [read more]

A Look Forward to GLORY 45 Amsterdam

On September 30th GLORY returns to its spiritual home of Amsterdam, the Netherlands for what is shaping up to be one of the better-looking events of the year. The recent shake-up in the Nieky Holzken fight of Yoann Kongolo being replaced by legitimate top-contender Alim Nabiyev has made GLORY’s Welterweight division a bit more interesting, making it exciting to look forward to the event as a whole and what the future could be. MMA has had the oddsmakers busy this year, plenty of betting sites have been getting in on the action. After you check out our analysis,the sites featured [read more]

Take a Look Back at GLORY 44 Chicago

This past weekend at GLORY 44 Chicago Murthel Groenhart was able to overcome a new career-rival in Cedric Doumbe, one of the men seen as the pound-for-pound best in the sport. Murthel, after years of struggles, triumphs and disappointments was able to take his place as the king of the competitive Welterweight division. GLORY has put together a video looking back on the event in all of its, erm, glory.

Yoann Kongolo Out Against Nieky Holzken at GLORY 45, Alim Nabiyev In

Late replacements happen all of the time in fight sports, seemingly more often in kickboxing, which is just the nature of the sport and the preparation, I suppose. On the latest episode of the LiverKick Podcast Jay and myself talk about how GLORY’s weight classes feel a bit stale near the top of the division, with the same few fighters going at it without much variation. So Nieky Holzken vs. Yoann Kongolo at GLORY 45 was a decent fight, but a fight that we’ve already seen and weren’t exactly excited about seeing again. GLORY announced today that Kongolo is no [read more]

GLORY 44 Chicago and GLORY 44 SuperFight Series Live Results

GLORY 44 goes down tonight, live from Hoffman Estates, Illinois with a Welterweight-filled evening featuring two world titles on the line in Cedric Doumbe’s Welterweight Championship against Murthel Groenhart and Tiffany van Soest’s Super Bantamweight Championship against Meryem Uslu. The SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FightPass starting at 7pm eastern/4pm pacific while GLORY 44 airs live on ESPN 3 at 10:00pm eastern/7:00 pacific and we’ll be cover the event live, as it happens. Follow us on Twitter, @liverkickdotcom, @JayJauncey and @dvewlsh for more updates. GLORY 44 CHICAGO  Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart (R5 – Split Decision) Cédric Doumbé [read more]

WATCH: GLORY 44 Chicago Weigh-in Video

Tomorrow night GLORY returns to Chicago with GLORY 44 Chicago, featuring Cedric Doumbe looking to defend his GLORY Welterweight Championship against a very game Murthel Groenhart. The SuperFight Series will see GLORY Women’s Super Bantamweight Champion Tiffany van Soest look to defend against the last-minute replacement that is Meryem Uslu. The SuperFight Series airs live on UFC FightPass starting at 7pm eastern/4pm pacific while GLORY 44 airs live on ESPN 3 at 10:00pm eastern/7:00 pacific.   GLORY 44 CHICAGO WEIGH-IN RESULTS Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé (169 lb / 76.7 kg) vs. Murthel Groenhart (168.5 lb / 76.4 kg) [read more]

Let’s Rewatch Cedric Doumbe vs. Nieky Holzken II

This Friday evening at GLORY 44 Chicago Cedric Doumbe, the GLORY Welterweight Champion, will look to once again defend his title, this time against Murthel Groenhart. Doumbe has proven himself to be the best in the world, beyond a shadow of a doubt, largely thanks to his series of fights with Nieky Holzken where he was able to systematically dismantle the once-king of the division not once, but twice. GLORY has uploaded the second fight on their YouTube channel in preparation for the upcoming title fight and here you can watch Doumbe school on a frustrated Holzken and marvel at [read more]

GLORY 46 Guangzhou Announced: Rico Verhoeven vs. Bigfoot Silva

On Saturday, October 14th GLORY makes their way to mainland China with GLORY 36 Guangzhou. The event, which features a solid roster of Chinese fighters, is headlined by a precarious fight that we’ve heard rumored for a few months now in Rico Verhoeven against former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva, known for his win over Fedor Emelianenko and his war with Mark Hunt, leaves MMA after a string of knock out losses, but will make his way into the GLORY ring to fight the best heavyweight in the world. This is a non-title bout. That’s the headliner [read more]