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]
After months of discussion about the upcoming debut of GLORY kickboxing in China, we’ll finally have further details on GLORY 46 China on Friday, August 18th when they hold a press conference to formally announce the event and the fight card. On top of that, Rico Verhoeven is scheduled to have his next fight at GLORY 46 and will be at the press conference to announce said fight. All of the details that we’ve gathered in the last few months since this has been rumored are that it will not be a championship fight and that he will not be [read more]
On August 27th Kunlun will push forward with their massive, sixteen-man 70kg tournament and they have released the list of competitors who have made it this far into the tournament. They are as follows. Superbon Banchamek Jomthong Chuwattana Marat Grigorian Davit Kiria Dzianis Zuev Mohamed Mezouari Artem Pashporin Andrei Kulebin Nayanesh Ayman Nikola Cimesa Yohann Drai Li Shiyuan Marouan Toutouh Sergii Kuliaba Feng Xingli Zhang Dezheng These are the final 16 competitors in their huge, super-massive 70kg tournament which should be wrapping up this summer and crowning a new top fighter in the 70kg division.
If you’ve been following kickboxing this year you’ll undoubtedly remember the big fanfare and buzz when GLORY announced a partnership with NBA legend Yao Ming’s company Yao Capital and how GLORY would be heading to China in the “near future.” That near future has perhaps come and gone without any visible headway, at least not in public. GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin dropped a few fascinating nuggets about the promotion’s entrance into China in an interview with Michael Stets over at MMAPlus, with the topic at hand being Rico Verhoeven. One of Verhoeven’s goals is to defend his GLORY Heavyweight Championship [read more]
EM Legend 19 – Jiangyou Station – May 27 Xue Haowen (CHN) vs Yue Yang (CHN) – 60 kg Su Wuzhi (CHN) vs Gela (RUS) – 70 kg Wang Tenghao (CHN) vs Zhang Mengfei (CHN) – 70 kg Zhang Ye (CHN) vs. Alex Moenov (RUS) – 75 kg Ji Duo Yi Bu (CHN) vs Wang Chenhao (CHN) – 60 kg Xie Yuhang (CHN) vs Maykol Yurk (BRA) – 65 kg Li Chenchen (CHN) vs Senmanee (THA) – 65 kg Xue Minghao (CHN) vs Maksim Petevich (BLR) – 65 kg Li Shenshen (CHN) vs Manas (THA) – 65 kg Zhao Chuanlin [read more]