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GLORY 53 SuperFight Series: Thongchai Replaces an Injured Danenberg

When it comes to professional kickboxing fans have become accustomed to fights falling apart and replaced. GLORY 53’s SuperFight Series will be no different as Eyevan Danenberg was originally slated to face off against former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, but due to an injury, will be forced to drop out. Replacing him will be the man that Danenberg defeated in a contender tournament, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. Thongchai still has a solid month to prepare for Doumbe, meaning that this is last-minute but not exactly last-minute and should have a solid camp leading into this fight and ample time to prepare [read more]

GLORY 53 Fight Card: Sitthichai Fights Beztati and More

After some movement, GLORY has cobbled together the full card for the upcoming GLORY 53 event, featuring Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defending his Lightweight Championship against Tyjani Beztati. It’s an interesting choice and a new fight for Sitthichai, although it’ll be interesting to see if Beztati is ready for this level of challenge just yet in his young career. Stoyan Koprivienski defeated him in December in a contender tournament and was slated to fight Sitthichai if he could get by Josh Jauncey, which he couldn’t, and now Beztati, who’s only loss in GLORY is to Kopri, steps in. The Lightweight division is [read more]

GLORY 52 and SuperFight Series Live Results

Tonight GLORY makes its return to sunny California with GLORY 52. GLORY 52 will see a unification bout for the GLORY Featherweight Championship between champion Robin van Roosmalen and interim champion Kevin VanNostrand. Simon Marcus takes on Zack Wells, Chris Camozzi faces his toughest challenge to date in Mike Lemaire, while Stoyan Koprivlenski will look to make a name for himself in the lightweight division against Josh Jauncey. The SuperFight Series begins at 9pm eastern/6pm pacific on UFC Fight Pass, while GLORY 52 airs at 11pm eastern/8pm pacific on ESPN3. GLORY 52 Los Angeles Featherweight Unification Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) [read more]

GLORY 52 Weigh-in Video and Results

Tomorrow night GLORY returns with GLORY 52. The four-fight GLORY 52 Los Angeles card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT, with a replay next Friday, April 6 on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT. The five-fight GLORY 52 SuperFight Series card will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. GLORY 52 LOS ANGELES WEIGH-IN RESULTS Featherweight Title Unification Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (142.4 lb / 64.6 kg) vs. Kevin VanNostrand (142.6 lb / 64.7 kg) Middleweight Co-Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (185.8 lb / 84.3 kg) vs. Zack Wells (186.4 lb / 84.5 kg) Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire (187 lb / 84.8 kg) [read more]

Artem Vakhitov Ready for His Return, Open to Challenges at Heavyweight and More

I’m a person that truly believes that the eyes are the mirror to the soul.  Naturally I was extremely excited to meet and interview current light heavyweight champion, Artem Vakhitov.  I wanted to catch a glimpse of what his opponents see in their staredowns, what makes him tick. Fortunately, prior to the grand slam Glory 51 I had that opportunity to meet and speak with him.  If nothing else I can say, he is more than meets the eye. Artem Vakhitov, like many practitioners of the sport began at an early age, beginning with karate at age six and later [read more]

GLORY 52 Loses Its Tournament, Sees Match Shuffling Galore

Who knew that all it took to send an event into chaos was one of the tournament fights suffering a concussion? It was reported by GLORY today that Robert Thomas suffered a concussion in training and had to be pulled from the GLORY 52 middleweight tournament. Instead of finding a replacement, GLORY opted to scrap the tournament altogether and here we are with the entire GLORY 52 and SuperFight Series re-ordered. Simon Marcus now fights Zack Wells on the main card, Mike Lemaire vs. Chris Camozzi and Stoyan Koprivlenski vs. Josh Jauncey is on the main card, while Meksen vs. [read more]

Ismael Lazaar Suspended For Four Years on Doping Violation

There was a time when I personally felt that drug testing athletes was imperative and that taking performance enhancing drugs was the largest sin possible in combat sports. The years have helped to erode those beliefs, especially when young, promising athletes, who often times are paid poorly for their sacrifices, are heavily fined and prevented from making a living for looking to science to help them prepare for their fights. Perhaps if there were common-sense punishments and oversight it would make a lot more sense, but there isn’t and to say that testing is inconsistent is to be kind. The [read more]

Here’s the Whole, Crazy, Nine-Hour-Long K-1 Japan K’Festa.01 Card

There’s no secret here, K-1 Japan is perhaps the best promotion in the world when it comes down to pure match quality and top-to-bottom amazing shows. So the coming K’Festa.01 event that is planning for March 21st at the Saitama Super Arena is not just packed, but clocking in at about nine hours long. Watching this event will be difficult, but not impossible for us in the western world. The show starts at 11:00am Japan time for the prelims, the main card at 1:00pm. This show will have two intermissions and be approximately… nine hours. Nine. https://t.co/iRndnAbaCs you can sign [read more]

GLORY 53 Lille Initial Card: Meksen vs. Dehby, Doumbe, Tuinov and More

This past weekend at GLORY 51 the promotion announced the upcoming GLORY 53 Lille card, returning to the French city of Lille with what looks to be another stacked card. The main card is headlined by Cedric Doumbe as well as Anissa Meksen defending her GLORY Super Bantamweight Championship against Amel Dehby. There’s also a featherweight tournament to round things out. The SuperFight Series features a few, interesting fights, including Zinedine Hameur-Lain against Michael Duut in what should be a fun brawl and the debut of two of the best lightweights not previously in GLORY of Yohann Drai and Vlad [read more]