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GLORY 46 Results: Verhoeven Destroys Bigfoot, Pereira Bests Marcus

GLORY’s Chinese debut with GLORY 46 has came and went now, with their first big GLORY China event in the books that saw a lot of questions answered and a lot more new questions arise. On the SuperFight Series fans were treated to a host of fights, which have been archived — for free — via YouTube by UFC Fight Pass, including Pascal Schroth winning a tight split decision over Qinghao Meng, Petchpanomrung edging out Lei Xie, Jia Liu and Zaza Sor. Aree going to a no contest via an unintentional elbow that opened up a nasty cut. Alan Scheinson [read more]

WATCH: GLORY 46 and GLORY 46 SuperFight Series Weigh-Ins

On Saturday GLORY makes its mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, featuring a blockbuster card on both the SuperFight Series and GLORY 46 events featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of the SuperFight Series and GLORY Middlweight Champion Simon Marcus looking to defend against game challenger Alex Pereira. The SuperFight Series starts at 6am eastern time on UFC Fight Pass while GLORY 46 airs at 9am eastern on ESPN3.   GLORY 46 CHINA WEIGH-IN RESULTS Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (185.6 lb / 84.2 kg) vs. Alex Pereira (186.1 lb / 84.4 kg) [read more]

GLORY’s Scott Rudmann Talks GLORY 46 and Building GLORY China

When analyzing the modern sport of kickboxing it is virtually impossible to do so without considering the impact that China has been able to make in a rather short period of time. China went from the closed off home of Wushu and Sanda to one of the epicenters for the sports of kickboxing and MMA almost overnight. For western fight organizations China is the last frontier for them; the lone holdout and a burgeoning market, brimming with potential to be the largest market in the world for the sport. The problem is that most western companies have failed in moving [read more]

GLORY 46 Guangzhou Announced: Rico Verhoeven vs. Bigfoot Silva

On Saturday, October 14th GLORY makes their way to mainland China with GLORY 36 Guangzhou. The event, which features a solid roster of Chinese fighters, is headlined by a precarious fight that we’ve heard rumored for a few months now in Rico Verhoeven against former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva, known for his win over Fedor Emelianenko and his war with Mark Hunt, leaves MMA after a string of knock out losses, but will make his way into the GLORY ring to fight the best heavyweight in the world. This is a non-title bout. That’s the headliner [read more]