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GLORY 23 on August 7th to Feature Daniels vs. Holzken for GLORY Welterweight Title

After the staggering news of Joseph Valtellini relinquishing his GLORY Welterweight Championship it was announced today via John Joe O'Regan at Sherdog that the title won't be vacant for long. On August 7th in Las Vegas Nieky Holzken will vie for the championship against Raymond Daniels in a rematch from the GLORY contender tournament that Holzken won. 

The event is GLORY 23 and is set for August 7th at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and will be airing live on Spike TV. Raymond Daniels has had some solid exposure on Spike TV and it should make for an interesting bout for the ever-evolving Daniels against the consensus top dog in the division in Holzken. 

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Saenchai vs. Wootton Scheduled for Yokkao 14 Plus Seminars and More

If you think that it is easy being Saenchai then think again because he has been quite the busy guy over the past few months thanks to his partnership with Yokkao and it doesn't look to be stopping any time soon. Saenchai is just coming off a series of seminars in the UK and United States who, along with Pakorn and Yokkao promoter Stefania Picelli, visited select locations in both countries and held a number of seminars for both amatuers and professionals alike. 

After much demand Saenchai and Picelli are planning an extensive tour of the United States this fall, which more details will be announced shortly. The big news, of course, is that Saenchai will be headlining Yokkao 14 in Bolton against Greg Wootton in what should be quite a war. More details will be released shortly.

You can also follow all of the news of the Yokkao Games on their official site now, after commencing them late last month. The record for kicks thrown was from Ahmad Ibrahim with a staggering 417 kicks. Seriously.

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Crice Boussoukou Out Against Jauncey at GLORY 22, Djime Coulibaly In

To say that GLORY cards end up as a game of musical chairs as the event approaches is an understatement at this point, GLORY 22 being no exception. What was originally slated to be Josh Jauncey vs. Niclas Larsen then turned into Josh Jauncey vs. Cris Boussoukou. Now Josh Jauncey is fighting Djime Coulibaly after some more reshuffling at the last minute. 

Niclas Larsen suffered from a severe infection in his foot that put him out of action and now it looks like there was an issue with a blood test for Crice Boussoukou that has forced GLORY to pull him from the fight. This left Marat Grigorian and Djime Coulibaly as the only fighters that they could grab for the spot and it looks like Djime Coulibaly won the lottery on this one. Marat will fight Serhiy Adamchuk in the reserve fight on this tournament while Coulibaly gets the chance of a lifetime in the GLORY Lightweight Contender's tournament here at GLORY 22.

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GLORY Welterweight Champion Joseph Valtellini Vacates Championship

It has been almost a year since we've seen "Bazooka" Joe Valtellini in action. At GLORY 17 Los Angeles Valtellini was victorious over then-champion Marc de Bonte securing the GLORY Welterweight Championship. Since then fans have been anxiously awaiting the rematch between Valtellini and Nieky Holzken, Holzken himself feeling rather impatient over how many times the bout has been pushed back.

Now we know why and it is pretty heartbreaking. According to our friend John Joe O'Regan over at BloodyElbow the GLORY Champ has been suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome, which includes sensitivity to light or loud noises and has kept him on the shelf for a while now. According to Valtellini there is still no real timetable for him being able to start training again and return to the ring so he made the tough decision of vacating the championship. Valtellini notes that it could be a matter of weeks until he is better or it could be a matter of months, it's simply difficult to tell at this point. 

Here's hoping to a speedy recovery for Valtellini and we will hopefully see him vying for that GLORY Welterweight Championship again in no time.

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