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Introducing GLORY 15's Israel Adesanya

Israel

Glory never disappoints when it comes to bringing fresh faces to the ring. Making his Glory debut in Istanbul is Israel Adesanya. Originally from Nigeria, he now calls New Zealand home. Although he is new to the Glory stage, he has an impressive number of wins and is poised to set the middleweight ranks on fire, starting at GLORY 15.

At only 24 years of age Israel has racked up an impressive 32-1 record. As a new comer to the scene, he feels ready for any opponent and credits his roots in Tae Kwan Do and dance to his frenetic fight style. He's fast, flexible and has great reach. Look out Glory middleweights, there's a storm coming, that storm is Hurricane Israel.

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GLORY 15 Istanbul Weigh-in Restuls

GLORY 15

GLORY 15 Istanbul takes place tomorrow, April 12th, from Istanbul, Turkey. The event will feature a one-night, four-man tournament to crown a GLORY Light Heavyweight Champion. Fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the Light Heavyweight tournament, featuring Gokhan Saki, Nathan Corbett, Saulo Cavalari and Tyrone Spong. The card also features a Light Heavyweight bout of note between Danyo Ilunga and Andrei Stoica, as well as Robin van Roosmalen vs. Marat Grigorian.

 

  • GLORY 15 ISTANBUL
  • Robin van Roosmalen (69.5 kg / 153.22 lb) vs. Marat Grigorian (69.8 kg / 155.21 lb)
  • Danyo Ilunga (94.95 kg / 209.33 lb) vs. Andrei Stoica (93.7 kg / 206.57 lb)
  • Tyrone Spong (94.7 kg / 208.78 lb) vs. Saulo Cavalari (94.6 kg / 208.56 lb)
  • Gökhan Saki (94.85 kg / 209.11 lb) vs. Nathan Corbett (94.2 kg / 207.68 lb)
  • GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES
  • Jhonata Diniz (111.1 kg / 244.93 lb) vs. Hesdy Gerges (108 kg / 238.10 lb)
  • Randy Blake (95.1 kg / 209.66 lb) vs. Mourad Bouzidi (95.1 kg / 209.66 lb)
  • Filip Verlinden (84.7 kg / 186.73 lb) vs. Israel Adesanya (84.6 kg / 186.51 lb)
  • Atakan Arslan (76.8 kg / 169.32 lb) vs. Jonatan Oliveira (76.65 kg / 168.98 lb)
  • Niclas Larsen (69.5 kg / 153.22 lb) vs. Steve Moxon (69.9 kg / 154.10 lb)
  • Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai* (66.05 kg / 145.62 lb) vs. Raz Sarkisjan (64.25 kg / 141.65 lb)
  • *Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai was re-weighed and came in under the 65 kg limit

 

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Nieky Holzken Forced Out of GLORY 16 Title Fight

GLORY 16

One of the big bouts at GLORY 16 Denver was scheduled to be Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte, but it looks like Nieky Holzken will be forced to pull out of his fight with de Bonte yet again. It turns out that Holzken was involved in a car accident in January, which injured his shoulder. Holzken has been working through the injury, but upon a doctor's recommendation he will not compete in May at GLORY 16 Denver against de Bonte.

As they say, though, the show much go on. Marc de Bonte will still have a chance at being crowned the first ever GLORY Welterweight Champion as he will square off against Karapet Karapetyan with the winner walking away as the first ever GLORY Welterweight Champion. Both men are coming off of wins, Karapetyan against Artur Kyshenko and de Bonte against L'houcine Ouzgni last April.

Of course, GLORY 15 goes down on Saturday live from Istanbul if you are outside of America, in America it will air on Spike TV at 9pm Eastern.

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The Fight Network Spills the Beans on Upcoming GLORY Events

GLORY 5

We already knew that GLORY 17 would go down in New York City, but were still without a solid date for it. Now, thanks to the Fight Network, we know that GLORY 17 will take place on June 21st.

But wait, there's more! They also have scheduled dates and places up for GLORY 18 and GLORY 19 as well, giving us a brief glimpse into the future for the next few months. GLORY 18 is July 19th from London, England and GLORY 19 is August 16th from San Jose, California. Both London and Northern California are tremendous ideas for Kickboxing events, with both housing strong Kickboxing communities and lots of potential fans in the area.

Stay tuned for more on upcoming GLORY events. Remember that these are not official by any means.

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