GLORY's Final 8 tournament at 70kg is set and takes places on November 3 in Rome, Italy at the PalaLottomatica, a venue that seats up to 11 000 people.
Titled as GLORY 3 Rome "Final 8," the event features the final eight participants in GLORY's 70kg tournament fighting it out in a one night tournament. All fighters in the Final 8 qualified with wins at GLORY's First 16 on May 26 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Final 8 participants are Giorgio Petrosyan, Robin van Roosmalen, Albert Kraus, Shemsi Beqiri, Sanny Dahlbeck, Tim Thomas, Davit Kiria and Ky Hollenbeck and the winner will get the $300 000 grand prize.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, August 27 at ticketone.it. For full details on the event and for how to get tickets, read the full press release from GLORY.
Tickets for GLORY 3 Rome ‘Final 8’ (70 kg) Championship Kickboxing Tournament At PalaLottomatica
On Sale Tomorrow/Monday, Aug. 27
Superstars Giorgio Petrosyan, Albert Kraus, Robin van Roosmalen, Shemsi Beqiri, Ky Hollenbeck, Tim Thomas, Davit Kiria and Sanny Dahlbeck Go To War In One-Night, Single-Elimination Contest On Nov. 3
$300,000 Grand Prize At Stake
ROME, Italy (Aug. 26, 2012) – Tickets for the GLORY 3 Rome ‘Final 8’ (70 kg) championship kickboxing event, headlined by a single-elimination tournament battle featuring eight of the world’s greatest 70 kilogram (154 pound) superstars at PalaLottomatica, go on sale tomorrow/Monday, Aug. 27.
Tickets, priced from € 27.50, will be available for purchase beginning at 16:00 GMT, online at www.ticketone.it(Click here for English version).
The winner of the tournament will have fought three times that night and earned a grand prize of $300,000 at the arena where Muhammad Ali won his Olympic boxing gold medal. It will test the competitors’ skill, strength and fitness and require them to dig into the deepest parts of their spirit to endure pain, fear and exhaustion.
“GLORY kickboxing is the pinnacle of stand-up fighting, and Rome with its history and legendary martial tradition is the perfect fit for our Final 8 tournament,” said Marcus Luer, Managing Director of GLORY Sports International.
“Rome provides a beautiful and appropriate backdrop. The battles that took place in the Coliseum have been immortalized in countless movies but I can assure you the bouts that will take place on Nov.3 will rival anything you have seen on film or in the ring. We are expecting an epic.”
The eight competitors slated for action in the ‘Final 8’ tournament are as follows: Giorgio ‘The Doctor’ Petrosyan (71-1-2 (1 NC), 33 KO’s) of Gorizia, Italy; Albert “The Hurricane” Kraus (66-16-3, 39 KO’s) of Oss, Netherlands; Robin “Poker Face” van Roosmalen (35-13-3, 10 KO’s) of Den Bosch, Netherlands;Shemsi Beqiri (71-7, 31 KO’s) of Basel, Switzerland;
Ky Hollenbeck (34-7, 21 KO’s) of San Francisco, Calif., USA; Tim Thomas.(60-1-9, 35 KO’s) of London, England; Davit Kiria (20-1) of Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Sanny Dahlbeck (24-4, 14 KO’s) of Stockholm, Sweden.
Two ‘Superfight’ bouts and two tournament ‘reserve bouts’ will be announced soon as will the event’s preliminary fight card. In the event that one or more of the tournament fighters is unable to compete in the next tournament stage after winning a fight, a reserve bout winner will take the injured fighter’s place.
Doors at PalaLottomatica will open at 18:00 GMT for the Final 8 event. The first preliminary bout will begin at 19:00 and the first main card bout will begin at 20:30.