On Friday, December 1st GLORY will return to New York City with GLORY 48. GLORY 48 is headlined by an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin VanNostrand, while the GLORY SuperFight Series is headlined by the heavily-anticipated bout between challenger Anissa Meksen and GLORY SuperBantamweight Champion Tiffany van Soest. Here’s the official weigh-ins from today.
On the GLORY 48 SuperFight Series GLORY Super Bantamweight Champion Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest is set to clash with international kickboxing sensation Anissa Meksen in a highly-anticipated bout. The two women have built themselves up over the years, each with reputations within their own, respective sports: Van Soest in the American muay thai community and Meksen in the European kickboxing scene. This fight is not only a styles clash, but one of culture, as well. Tiffany van Soest has become a force of nature in America, with her muay thai fights gaining her popularity beyond the rather insular muay thai community and into [read more]
The hotly-anticipated rematch between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and challenger Jamal Ben Saddik heated up yesterday when both men stared down at the official GLORY: Redemption press conference event in the Netherlands. The two men squared off for the press when Ben Saddik spat on Verhoeven, causing a near-brawl that officials had to diffuse. Verhoeven remained calm. Verhoeven posted via Instagram after the event that Ben Saddik had “cracked” under the pressure. Let's say it was a dirty press conference this afternoon. Listen carefully and you can hear somebody crack under pressure! Pathetic behaviour! #gloryredemption #december9th #linkinbio #lasttickets #worldtitlefight [read more]
GLORY has finalized the GLORY 48 New York card that happens on December 1st, featuring an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin VanNostrand with the champion, Robin van Roosmalen, out with an injury. This will make for the second division to get an interim title, with the winner going on to face a healthy Robin van Roosmalen in the near future. The rest of the GLORY 48 and SuperFight Series cards are finalized as well. GLORY 48 New York Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand vs. Anvar Boynazarov Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner [read more]
GLORY: Redemption happens in December, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to get hyped for it. Yesterday in the Netherlands GLORY held a press conference for their big, year-end PPV event and it involved a customary staredown between the two headliners for their GLORY World Heavyweight Championship bout. Things got heated, exacerbated by Ben Saddik apparently spitting on Verhoeven during their staredown and officials needing to keep both men restrained. Of course, Rico, being the consummate professional that he is, was a bit more collected. If you want to check out the full video, you can do so [read more]
GLORY 47 was yet another incredibly-fun show from GLORY in a line of exciting events over the past few weeks. Now, while GLORY takes some time to breathe before GLORY 48 and the blockbuster GLORY Redemption PPV event it’s time to reflect on what was GLORY 47 Lyon.
GLORY will be closing out the year with their new, year-end tradition of a huge, triple-card featuring a Rico Verhoeven title fight as the linchpin at GLORY: Redemption. Rico Verhoeven will be defending the GLORY Heavyweight Championship against Jamal Ben Saddik, while also featured on the PPV will be Zakaria Zouggary vs. Petchpanomrung for featherweight contendership, a rematch between Danyo Ilunga and Michael Duut and Anderson “Braddock” Silva against Xavier Vigney. The GLORY 49 SuperFight Series is headlined by a Middleweight World Championship bout between champion Alex Pereira and Yousri Belgaroui, Nieky Holzken fighting Alim Nabiyev, Ismael Londt vs. D’Angelo [read more]
Today GLORY returns to France with GLORY 47 Lyon. Artem Vakhitov will be defending his GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship against Ariel Machado while Cedric Doumbe will look to get back on the winning path here. GLORY 47 Light Heavyweight Championship: Artem Vakhitov (R5 – Dec) Ariel Machado Tournament Final: Abdellah Ezbiri (R3 – Dec) Anvar Boynazarov Cédric Doumbé (R3 – Dec) Yohan Lidon Tournament: Abdellah Ezbiri (R3 – Dec) Azize Hlali Tournament: Anvar Boynazarov (R2 – KO) Fabio Pinca GLORY 47 SuperFight Series Dylan Salvador (R3 – Dec) Massaro Glunder Abdarhmane Coulibaly (R3 – Split Dec) Florent Kaouachi Anissa Meksen [read more]
GLORY returns to New York with GLORY 48 on Friday, December 1st featuring an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between challenger Kevin VanNostrand and the winner of the GLORY 47 Featherweight tournament. That sound new? Champion Robin van Roosmalen is suffering from an eye injury and won’t be able to fight on December 1st, so an Interim belt will be created and the winner will fight van Roosmalen at a later date. This also features the debut of former UFC fighter Thiago Silva. Silva is a renowned MMA striker with a complicated past, including allegations of domestic abuse that unfolded during [read more]
Tomorrow in Lyon, France GLORY returns with GLORY 47 Lyon, featuring Artem Vakhitov looking to defend his GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship against Ariel Machado. Also featured is former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe taking on Yohan Lidon, a Featherweight tournament and more. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 Lyon will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT. The event will replay the following evening on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 [read more]