We've got more information coming in from United Glory from this past weekend. First up, if you are interested in the MMA portion of the card, Sherdog.com has full results from the MMA fights online. Check those out here. Video has also surfaced of both Nieky Holzken and Errol Zimmerman in their fights, so we have some details on those fights, plus those videos, below. As for the rest of the card - your guess remains as good as mine. Which, I have to say, is completely ridiculous. It's a real shame that this company would put on a show featuring multiple top 25 fighters, then not even bother to tell anyone who was actually on the show. In this day and age it's absurd not to put results up on your own site, or at the very least, visit a big message board such as Mixfight.nl and post full results. I'd like to say I'm looking forward to the next United Glory show and Guidon vs. Saki, but I have so little faith that I'll actually see the show that it's hard to drum up much interest.
Up first is Nieky Holzken vs. an unknown fighter mis-labeled as Wendy Annonay. To be clear, Holzken's opponent here is NOT Wendy Annonay, as the YouTube video states. Mr. Annonay himself contacted us to clear this up. Our sincere apologies to him, and our readers for the confusion - just more proof of the lack of information from UG. UPDATE: It appears Holzken's opponent is French fighter Carlos Tavares.
Anyway, not sure what weight class this was, as Holzken has been moving around the 70-77 range a bit lately. His opponent looks pretty big, so I would guess something higher than just 70kg. Very impressive performance from Holzken, who patiently waits for the right opening, then takes advantage once he gets it:
Next is Errol Zimmerman vs. Zinedine Hamer-Lain. After hearing Zimmerman was on this card, I was interested to see this, as the Bonecrusher has not looked too good in his last few showings. Here, we once again get the somewhat overweight looking Zimmerman - a fighter who looks distinctly different from the man who made the K-1 semi-finals 2 years ago. On the plus side, he does show off his power and aggression here, putting a heavy beating on Hamer-Lain that ends up breaking the overmatched fighter's arm. I'll call this one better than we've seen from Zimmerman lately, but still not the kind of shape I would like to see him in:
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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