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WATCH: Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges Talk About Their Rematch

On March 3rd Dutch kickboxing fans are getting a rematch of a fight that originally happened almost eight years ago. That fight is Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges. At the time, Hesdy Gerges was the It’s Showtime Heavyweight Champion, while Badr Hari was K-1’s bad boy, with a reputation for not just being one of the top fighters in the world, but for having a bit of a temper. If you’ve seen Hesdy Gerges fight before, you know that he has bulletproof defenses. Badr Hari is an offensively-minded fighter who at times relies on emotion and raw anger to propel [read more]

GLORY 50 Live Results and Discussion

Tonight, with the GLORY 50 SuperFight Series beginning at 8:30pm eastern/5:30pm Pacific live on UFC Fight Pass, is GLORY’s 2018 return. The SuperFight Series is headlined by GLORY Lightweight Champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong squaring off against Christian Baya, while the main card is headlined by a heavyweight tournament and GLORY Welterweight Champion Murthel Groenhart against Harut Grigorian. Join us tonight here, on Facebook and Twitter for live results and updates. GLORY 50 Chicago Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian def. Murthel Groenhart by TKO ref stoppage (knockdown due to punches, then the ref stopped it while Murthel was trying to survive, Murthel [read more]

GLORY 50 Weigh-in Results and Video

Tomorrow night GLORY kicks off their 2018 season with GLORY 50 Chicago, featuring Murthel Groenhart looking to defend his newly-won GLORY Welterweight Championship against challenger Harut Grigorian. The five-fight card for GLORY 50 Chicago will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. CT, with a replay on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 18. The five-fight card for GLORY 50 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7:30 p.m. CT. GLORY 50 CHICAGO WEIGH-IN RESULTS Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart (168.6 lb / 76.5 kg) vs. Harut Grigorian (169 lb / 76.7 kg) Welterweight Co-Headline [read more]

VIDEO: Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges Have a Blue-Suited Staredown

How does one counter Badr Hari’s blue press conference suit? Simple, with another blue suit*. That’s exactly what we saw today when GLORY headed to the Netherlands for a press conference featuring GLORY 51 headliners Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges. Hesdy Gerges wore a blue suit of his own, perhaps the strongest statement that could be made when going up against a career-rival like Badr Hari. Watch the entire video below. *I’m fully aware that Hesdy is just wearing a blue sports jacket.

GLORY Announces Robin van Roosmalen vs. Kevin VanNostrand for GLORY 52

GLORY is looking to start 2018 with a bang, with three events set in rapid-fire succession. First comes GLORY 50 in a matter of weeks, then GLORY 51 in early March, now GLORY 52 Los Angeles on March 31st. GLORY 52 will be headlined by Robin van Roosmalen defending the GLORY Featherweight Championship against Interim Champion Kevin VanNostrand in what is being billed as a title unification bout. Also scheduled is Marat Grigorian vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski in a Lightweight Contendership bout. Marat Grigorian is coming hot off of the Kunlun Fight 70kg tournament victory where he defeated what was the [read more]

GLORY Teams with Fairtex For New Official Gloves

For a kickboxing promotion the gloves that they use can be incredibly important, with it having a direct impact on the fighters, how hard they hit, how comfortable they feel in a fight and more. Previously, GLORY used Hayabusa for their gloves, with a rather distinctive visual style, but the gloves were lighter, with less padding than traditional gloves. There were also two different sizes, with smaller weight classes using gloves with little-to-no padding and the higher weight classes using more traditionally-padded gloves. A fair number of the fighters at lighter weight classes had opinions on the smaller gloves, most [read more]

Mohammed Jaraya’s Official GLORY Debut at GLORY 51, Dutch Commission Responds

As reported previously, Mohammed Jaraya has signed a brand new deal with GLORY where he will be moving up in weight to compete a 77kg (welterweight). While GLORY officials assured us if he was to fight, it would be soon, and that would mean the Netherlands, there should be snags with that. The snag would be that Mohammed Jaraya was suspended for two years by the Dutch commission, Sectie RCS FOG, for assaulting a judge last year at an Enfusion event. GLORY officials were adamant that Jaraya’s suspension was up on March 1st and that his suspension was only for one [read more]

GLORY Signs Mohammed Jaraya, Hints at Fighting ‘Soon’

Fans of kickboxing will undoubtedly know the name Mohammed Jaraya, or, if they don’t know it yet, they’ll know it very well soon. Jaraya is one of those rare, young talents that shines bright in the early stages of his career and has gathered a pretty rabid following because of that. He’s been mostly competing within the Enfusion ring, but now will venture into the deep waters of GLORY’s Welterweight division. The talk of Jaraya signing to GLORY has been floating around for at least a week now, which makes this announcement come as no surprise. The problem lies in [read more]

GLORY 50 and 51 SuperFight Series Cards Updated

While GLORY 50 is rapidly approaching, GLORY 51 is still in the near horizon in early March and GLORY has gone ahead and put a bit more public detail into the SuperFight Series cards for both events. For GLORY 50 there is now a heavyweight co-main event between an Oklahoman and Oregonian. Also added is Diego Llamas against J-Ho at a 150lbs catchweight. GLORY 50 SuperFight Series Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Christian Baya Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Haze Wilson vs. Anthony McDonald Welterweight Bout: Omar Moreno vs. Casey Greene Welterweight Bout: Daniel Morales vs. Omari Boyd Catchweight (150 lb) Bout: Diego Llamas [read more]

GLORY Appoints Marshall Zelaznik as New CEO; Franklin Moves to Development Role

GLORY dropped an interesting news story today in that GLORY’s CEO will be moving into the role of Chief Development Officer, focusing on efforts to grow the sport in the Americas, while Marshall Zelaznik will move into the role of Chief Executive Officer. Franklin joined GLORY at a turbulent time for the company, with the promotion struggling to gain ground while overspending. Franklin was able to stabilize the ship and put the promotion back on the right path, which leads into the appointment of Zelaznik, who will take, as they say, a more “global” approach to the sport. He’s coming [read more]