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Glory 18 Posters

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Today there have been two Glory 18 posters floating around the internet, neither of them have a location, and neither of them are on Glory's website, Twitter of Facebook. To me it still feels like we are one step closer to the next event, and by the match ups on the poster it seems to be a great one.

First if all it has Glory's lightweight champion Davit Kiria defending his belt against Robin Van Roosmalen also Wayne Barrett against Jason Wilnis for the single fights. There is also a light heavyweight contender tournament featuring Andre Stoica vs Saulo Cavalari and Brian Collette Vs Zak Mwekassa.

So far so good I'd say, now we just wait for the official announcement.

 

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Glory 33 Live Results

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Its time for Glory and we will be here with the Live Results and on Twitter @JayJauncey. There should definitely be some exciting fights on this card not to mention Braddock's chance to finally break his barrier and be at the very top of the heavyweight division.

Glory 33 Results

HW Title: Rico Verhoeven (R2 KO) Anderson "Braddock" Silva -- Well, Rico looked amazing High kicks, low kicks, angles, nice counter punches everything was on point. Eventually he dropped Braddock 3 times in 2nd round twice with low kicks and one with a left high kick to get the victory. If Badr doesn't take this fight seriously hes in big trouble.

Tournament Final: Matt Embree (R2 KO) Giga Chikadze -- First round was pretty even round until the final second when Embree caught Gigas kick and landed an amazing overhand dropping Chikadze but he was saved by the bell. 2nd round Embree comes out hard and finally lands that overhand right again and Chikadze is falls like a sack of potatoes. I am really impressed with Embree, his hands have never looked so great, if he fight like this he can give either Van Roosmalen or Varga problems.

Guto Inocente (Majority Dec) Hesdy Gerges -- Frustrating fight, with Inocente moving well and throwing spinning techniques but holding as soon as Gerges got close. Gerges was the aggressor the whole fight but neither men landed much of significance. Not sure I agree with that decision though, Hesdy and winning decisions do not go hand in hand.

FW semi: Matt Embree (R2 TKO) ChiBin Lim -- 1st round Embree looking great using hard punches and a few low kicks, while Lim covers up lots. 2nd round both fighters go for a left hook but Embrees lands first and drops Lim, Embree swarms Lim once hes up and lands a monster left hook and drops Lim at the bell but 2 knockdowns means the fights over.

FW semi: Giga Chikadze (Majority Dec) Serhiy Adamchuk -- First and 2nd round are very close rounds with both guys throwing kicks from a distance very hard to score. 3rd round Adamchuk turned up the heat a bit and started landing some nice punches and a high kick.

Super Fight Series Results

MW Title: Jason Wilnis (R3 - TKO) Simon Marcus -- Marcus looks on fire in round 1 just like their previous fight. 2nd round was pretty close until Marcus decided to drop his hands and act cocky in the corner and Wilnis landed a few punches and ref decided to give him an 8 count, I personally thought he was acting but the ref can see his eyes better than us. 3rd round Wilnis wobbles Marcus with a right hand and drops him with a combo, then drops him again, and swarms 1 more time and the ref has seen enough, Wilnis is the new Middleweight champ.

Chi Lewis-Parry (R2 - TKO) Anthony Mcdonald -- Chopper took the first round really easy almost didn't do anything seemingly waiting for the short notice opponent to gas in the 2nd round which worked perfectly and after dropping Mcdonald twice with knees and punches in the 2nd, Mcdonald couldn't answer the bell for Rd 3.

Jessica Gladstone (Majority Dec) Daniela Graf -- Gladstone being the much taller fighter used her reach with body kicks and straight punches to keep Graf away until the 3rd round when Graf started to land a few punches but it was too little too late. Great fight by Gladstone especially taking this fight on a week notice.

Francois Ambang (Unanimous Dec) Daniel Morales -- Very close fight, Morales improved greatly from their first by training at Coliseum but Ambang just looked like he was throwing with more power and explosiveness which ultimately won him the fight. If Morales keeps this improvement up hes going to become a solid fighter for this weight class.

Kevin VanNostrand (R2 - TKO) David Moore -- Moore was absolutely out of his league in this fight here. In round one Van Nostrand was picking him apart and Moore literally turtled and turned his back, which... Yikes. Van Nostrand looks good and gets a quick stoppage in the second round, but Moore was so clearly out of his league here.

 

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Glory 18 Officially Announced

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Finally the silence is over and the time that most of us Kickboxing fans have been waiting for has arrived. Glory have officially announced Glory 18 at the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort in Oklahoma City on November 7th and will once again be Live on Spike TV. It's great to put all the rumors that have been circulating about Glory being finished to rest and now look forward and spread the word about their next event. 

The main card is pretty much the same as we posted yesterday with the exception of Artem Vakhitov taking Andre Stoica's place in the tournament. I would have to say that Vakhitov would be the favourite to win the tournament based on what he has shown us in Glory so far. There will still be undercard fights to announce that I'm sure Glory will announce throughout the next little while. Now that Glory has done their job, we need to do ours as Kickboxing and Combat sports fans and make sure this event is packed and the ratings are high.

Here is the main card once again and the Link to the event.

GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY

Tournament Final Bout: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner

Headline Bout: Davit Kiria vs. Robin van Roosmalen

Co-Headline Bout: Wayne Barrett vs. Jason Wilnis

Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Saulo Cavalari vs. Artem Vakhitov

Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Brian Collette vs. Zack Mwekassa

 

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Kunlun Fight 37 Fight Card

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Kunlun Fight 37 will take place on January 23rd 2016 in Sanya, China. This card includes the semi finals of the Kunlun 70kg max tournament where Sittichai Sitsongpeenong will be matched against fellow countryman Superball Banchamek and Enriko Gogokhia will take on Victor Nagbe.

Full Card

70kg Max Semifinal - Superbon "Superball" Banchamek (THA) vs Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (THA)

70kg Max Semifinal - Enriko Gogokhia (UKR) vs Victor Nagbe (AUS)

Jonay Risco (SPA) vs Anatoly Moiseev (RUS)

Aikpracha Meenayothin (THA) vs Dzhabar Askerov (RUS)

Jason Wilnis (NLD) vs Wang Chongyang (CHN)

Nurla Mulali (CHN) vs Xu Zhen Guang (CHN)

Yang Yu (CHN) vs Ivan Bartek (SVK)

Sung Hyun Lee (KOR) vs Jlao Daobo (CHN)

Zhang Lipeng (CHN) vs Beibit Nazarov (HAK)

Martizandra Hersisia (NLD) vs. Liu Lingling (CHN)

 

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Glory 37 Live Results

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Glory 37 starts in just under one hour on UFC Fight Pass with the super fight series followed by the main card Live on ESPN3 or eversport.tv in Canada. It should be a great night of fights so tune in, if for some reason you cannot we will have the live results here for you.

GLORY 37 Main Card Results

Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Jason Wilnis (c) def. Israel Adesayna by Unanimous Dec - Rd1: Israel throwing lots of hands and landing the straight right to the body at will but Wilnis countering everything with low kicks and landing 90% of them. Rd2: Israel landing some nice fancy kicks on Wilnis guard and sliding some nice uppercuts and body punches through. Wilnis still landing the low kicks and a couple left hooks this round that didn't phase Israel. Rd3: Wilnis lands a few right hands this round while Israel trying to slip all the punches. Adesanya still sliding a few straight punches through the middle. Rd4: Israel is being much more active in all these rounds but Wilnis is moving forwards and landing about 1 or 2 punches in the round and low kicks. Rd5: Adesanya got his groove this round and was making Wilnis miss everything while Israel was landing hard uppercuts and straight punches, great round for Adesanya.

Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Yoann Kongolo def. Karim Benmansour by KO Rd 3 (liver punch, right hook combo) -  Rd1: Kongolo pressuring the savvy Benmansour and landing a few good punches but Benmansour making Kongolo miss and landing little kicks and punches once in a while. Rd2: Kongolo throwing nice combos all round but must have a sore shin because he hasn't thrown any kicks only knees. Right at the end of the round Kongolo set up a perfect left hook to the liver and dropped Benmansour who gets up and is saved by the bell. Rd3: Benmansour is a tricky customer but it looks like Kongolo has his number this fight, Benmansour throwing lots but just doesn't have the power to move Kongolo back again with barely any time left in the last round Kongolo throws a left hook to the head, left hook to the body, and right hook the head and drops Benmansour who can't beat the count, KO win for Kongolo. 

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Guto Inocente def. D'Angelo Marshall by Split Dec - Rd1 - Marshall literally chasing Inocente around the ring non stop and not allowing him to make any distance to spin. Marshall landed some good punches and a few low kicks, while Guto was clinching moving to get away. Rd2: Starts off the same as the first, but then Guto clips Marshall with a right hand that drops him. Guto gets over aggressive after and gets caught a few times but seems to take them well. Rd3: Both big men tired but Marshall still able to land clean punches but he never seems to realize when he has Guto hurt. Looks like we should be going an extra round. ExRD: Sloppy round by two tired heavyweights, neither have power or balance anymore and mostly just clinching all round, minus a few right hands landed from Marshall, tough round to score.

Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Karim Benmansour def. Alan Scheinson by Split Dec - Rd1: first time I've seen Scheinson, hes throwing powerful shots but looks a little stiff and not able to hit Benmansour clean, while Benmansour is landing his right hand often but with no power. Rd2: Nothing crazy happening in this round, neither fighter landing clean but lots throwing and missing. Benmansour is more active and landing more small stuff. Rd3: Benmansour landing lots of low kicks to the back leg of Scheinson this round and a nice spinning backfist while Scheinson looked tired and landed nothing all round.

Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Yoann Kongolo def. Konstantin Khuzin by Unanimous Dec - Rd1: Khuzin doing well using his knee to keep Kongolo from getting too close but not landing it too hard, best shot of the fight was a right hand through the guard by Kongolo. Rd2: Kongolo getting inside better this round on the tall fighter, kongolo lands a nice spinnig back kick that hurts Khuzin but he stays up and still manages to keep Kongolo at bay for the rest of the round. Rd3: Khuzin looking worn out and Kongolo throwing combos like crazy, then Khuzin out of nowhere lands a very quick straight right and drops him but the ref doesn't count and Kongolo is very lucky, that would have caused a draw at least.

GLORY 37 SuperFight Series Results

Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Robin van Roosmalen def. Matt Embree by TKO Rd 4 (ref stoppage) - Rd1: Great round by both fighters, Embree's hands looking powerful and quick, but hes not blocking low kicks and ate about 6 or 7 clean. Embree used a few good front kicks to push Robin away. Rd2: Again Robin landing hard low kicks all round and Embree landing nice body punches and covering up well. Rd3: These are close rounds, Robin is pressuring but not landing clean punches, but neither is Embree, and it seems that unless Embree hits Robin on the chin hes just shrugging them all off. Rd4: Robin picks up the pressure and it looks like Embree is hitting a wall, RvR lands a liver punch that hurts Embree and then a barrage of punches and Big John McCarthy calls it off.

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Jhonata Diniz def. Tomas Mozny by Unanimous Dec - Rd1: Mozny looking good early, keeping distance, landing some long punches and quick high kicks but Diniz stalking all fight and lands a right hand to drop Mozny with 10 seconds left in the round. Rd2: Mozny looking real tired and Diniz walking forward while Mozny falls all over the place. Nothing crazy landing apart from a good right hand from Diniz. Rd3: Diniz pushing forwards all round getting hit with a few jabs but not much else while landing decent low kicks and right hands on Mozny.

Middleweight Bout: Warren Thompson def. Mike Lemaire by Unanimous Dec - Rd1: Thompson pushing forward and throwing bombs when Lemaire is on the ropes while eating a few low kicks, but Thompson landed a good right hand that wobbled Lemaire. Rd2: More of the same this round, Lemaire can't handle the pressure that Thompson is bringing and is just ending up on the ropes for the whole round. Rd3: Both fighters are tired which works in Thompsons favor with his forward pressure and just leaning on Lemaire while throwing a few punches. Should be a first Glory win for Thompson.

Super Bantamweight Bout: Zoila Frausto def. Daniela Graf by Unanimous Dec

Featherweight Bout: Giga Chikadze def. Victor Pinto by KO Rd 1 (Liver Kick) - This fight was all Chikadze, he landed whatever he liked and Pinto landed nothing, 2:00 into the round he landed the liver kick and Pinto was in agony, game over.

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Artem Levin Out -- Jason Wilnis in vs. Joe Schilling at GLORY 24

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If you've been following GLORY on social media you've probably been wondering why GLORY initially announced Joe Schilling vs. Artem Levin but all of the promotional materials for GLORY 24 over the past week or so has just been of Joe Schilling. Wonder no more because Artem Levin has pulled out of the fight with Joe Schilling due to an undisclosed injury to his elbow while training. An upset Schilling was open about this last week but quickly deleted any evidence of it to give GLORY time to scramble for a new opponent. The new opponent is a very worthy Jason Wilnis in a fight that could shake up GLORY's Middleweight division.

Also announced today is an interesting fight. Pat Barry, after a long absence from the GLORY ring, will be back in Denver again. This time his opponent is someone from out of left field a bit in Karl Roberson. If that name sounds oddly familiar it is because Roberson was the man who fought Jerome Le Banner in his retirement bout and had him handily beaten before the local judges declared Le Banner the winner. Roberson showed a lot of promise there and while some fans might be seeing this as a walk in the park for Pat Barry, they should remember the last time that Pat Barry fought in GLORY that gave birth to a Light Heavyweight contender in Zack Mwekassa. 

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Liverkick.com's Glory 24 Predicitions

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With Glory 24 in Denver just around the corner we figured it was a good time to do some predictions on the show and find out everyone else's opinions as well. All the fights on the main card seem quite well matched which always makes predictions a little more difficult. For example the main event between Joe Schilling and Jason Wilnis you could look at 2 ways. First of all with Joe Schilling you know you can expect excitement but sometimes that comes at the expense of his chin which makes him unpredictable. Also Schilling has never really fought a true dutch kickboxer in a kickboxing match, so we don't know how he will handle the constant forward pressure. On the other hand with Wilnis he never really changes his game plan which works for him most of the time, until he faces someone tricky and different like Artem Levin. So the "safe bet" you could say is Wilnis, but then you can never count out Schillings power and unpredictability.

Now the tournament is also a tough one, lets start with Benjamin Adegbuyi vs Mladen Brestovac. First of all if you don't know much about Brestovac check out his fight with Jahfarr Wilnis at Glory 14 in Zagreb HERE. Those type of high kicks from a heavyweight can change the outcome of any fight so Adegbuyi will have to make sure to keep his hands tight and out box Brestovac all fight. Then we have Ben Edwards vs Jahfarr Wilnis, when I look at this fight I feel the biggest factor at the moment is activity. Wilnis has been fighting consistently in china and recently became the Kun Lun heavyweight tournament champion by defeating Hesdy Gerges in the final, where as Ben Edwards has been boxing a little lately but hasn't had a kickboxing fight since Glory's last time in Denver which is well over a year ago, but Edwards always has one punch KO power and a huge heart.

Predictions

Joe Schilling vs Jason Wilnis (JJ - Wilnis / DW - Joe)

Wayne Barrett vs Dustin Jacoby (JJ - Barrett / DW - Barrett)

Benjamin Adegbuyi vs Mladen Brestovac (JJ - Adegbuyi / DW - Adegbuyi)

Ben Edwards vs Jahfarr Wilnis (JJ - Wilnis / DW - Edwards)

Tournament Winner ( JJ - Adegbuyi / DW - Adegbuyi)

 

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LiverKick's Official Glory 33 Predictions

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Glory 33 begins this Friday with the Super Fight Series at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT on UFC Fight Pass followed by Glory 33 on ESPN 2 or Eversport.tv. With the event just over 24 hours away we've once again decided to try and predict the unpredictable known as Kickboxing. There have been a few last minute changes to the card with the addition of Kevin Vannostrand to the SFS as well as Zoila Frausto no longer fighting and the tough Canadian, trained by Trevor Smandych, Jessica "Thumper" Gladstone taking her place against Daniela Graf.

JJ is Jay Jauncey (@jayjauncey).

DW is Dave Walsh (@dvewlsh).

Glory 33

HW Title: Rico Verhoeven vs Anderson "Braddock" Silva

JJ - Rico by Decision, I feel his cardio and technique is just too good for most heavyweights out there.

DW - Rico by decision. Rico is a beast right now and while Braddock could be the ultimate spoiler here, Rico knows that and will probably play it safe.

Hesdy Gerges vs Guto Inocente -

JJ - Gerges by TKO, Inocente has looked great but Hesdy is a huge step up and in my opinion its too soon for Inocente to be fighting a legend like Gerges.

DW - Gerges by decision. I think that Inocente has proven himself a valuable asset to GLORY, but Gerges is a gatekeeper to the elite and he's not there yet.

Tournament Final: 

JJ - Serhiy Adamchuk wins tournament to get rubber match with Gabriel Varga.

DW - Adamchuk wins this. I don't see any other way. He's a very, very complete fighter even if at times he isn't exciting to watch.

FW semi: Serhiy Adamchuk vs Giga Chikadze - 

JJ - Serhiy Adamchuk by Decision, Chikadze has looked great in Glory so far but before Glory he had problems with tricky, durable guys which is exactly Adamchuk.

DW - All respect to Giga, but Adamchuk is one of those guys that is gonna be at the top of this division for a long time, right alongside Varga.

FW semi: ChiBin Lim vs Matt Embree - 

JJ - Matt Embree by Decision just because Lim has been through too many wars and its starting to catch up to him while Embree is still young and fresh.

DW - Embree by decision. Lim has been a .500 fighter against top guys and always puts up a gutsy performance, but Embree is younger, fresher and less battle worn than Lim.

Super Fight Series

MW Title: Simon Marcus vs Jason Wilnis

JJ - Jason Wilnis by KO, this is a really hard one to predict but Wilnis does have good KO power in his hands and that has proven a problem for Marcus in the past even though he beat him previously but that was their 2nd fight that night.

DW - Marcus by decision. Marcus is simply the guy right now. He's had a suspect chin a few short times in kickboxing, but he's learned his lesson since then, I don't see him getting into wild exchanges with Wilnis. Their first fight he won by volume while Wilnis simply walked him down and got hit. I expect similar.

Chi Lewis-Parry vs Anthony Mcdonald

JJ - Chopper by KO, Mcdonald took the fight on short notice while Chopper is in the best shape of his life and looked much more technical and composed his last fight. I foresee a nasty ending in this fight.

DW - Chopper via KO. Choppa's comin'.

Jessica Gladstone vs Daniela Graf

JJ - Gladstone by Decision, I've seen Jessica fight live before and she is as tough as they come, she can grind out a fight like no other as long as she is in shape considering taking the fight last minute.

DW - Graf via decision. I like Gladstone, but Graf was prepared to fight on this night against an American favorite, none-the-less. I think that she'll just be able to outpoint her.

Francois Ambang vs Daniel Morales 

JJ - Ambang by KO, Leg kick Destruction

DW - Ambang via KO. Morales is trying, but Ambang is by far a more complete kickboxer and he's proven himself time and time again. Morales doesn't have the power or ability to get on the inside and test Ambang's chin like others have, period.

Kevin VanNostrand vs David Moore

JJ - VanNostrand by Dec, Kevin is a really hard fight for anyone due to his awkward style.

DW - Van Nostrand by decision. Kevin is a surprisingly good fighter for a guy of his renown and really deserves more time in the spotlight. This is that and I appreciate it. Also, since we've been caring for newborn twins I've been rewatching Seinfeld again and Dr. Van Nostrand always wins. 

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WATCH: GLORY 37 Weigh-Ins and Interviews

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The GLORY 37 weigh-ins have proven to be a big deal this time out, mostly due to Featherweight Champion Robin van Roosmalen missing weight and being stripped of the title. Now you can watch the weigh-in event thanks to GLORY, including interviews with van Roosmalen and Embree at the scales (starting at around 8:30).

Tune in tomorrow night at 10:30pm Eastern time on UFC Fight Pass for the GLORY 37 SuperFight Series and 1am eastern for GLORY 37 on ESPN3.

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