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LiverKick Podcast October 16, 2017: GLORY 45 and 46 Extravaganza

With GLORY pumping out big events in rapid-succession we decided to hold off on covering GLORY 45 via podcast until GLORY 46 happened to give everyone a one-two-punch. Plus Jay may have been sick and without much of a voice for a week. Maybe. Anyway, a lot has been going on in the world of kickboxing, from Sitthichai’s WLF tournament win to challenge Yi Long, a new Enfusion Heavyweight Champion and of course the two big GLORY events. That left us with a lot to talk about, although we tried to not go on too long. Because while I’m sure [read more]

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 On the SuperFight Series fans were treated to a host of fights, which have been archived — for free — via YouTube by UFC Fight Pass, including Pascal Schroth winning a tight split decision over Qinghao Meng, Petchpanomrung edging out Lei Xie, Jia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]

Go Inside GLORY 46 China’s Fight Week Featuring Rico, Bigfoot and More

We’re just a few days away from GLORY’s mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, which features a Chinese-heavy card that is set to not only make Chinese fans happy, but wow fans across the world by showcasing these new stars from China. Of course, western fans are hung up on the one big fight being showcased on the GLORY SuperFight Series: Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Bigfoot Silva is known for his massive wins over guys like Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem within the MMA cage, but when it comes to kickboxing he’ll be [read more]

Get to Know GLORY 46: China Fighters Hongxing Kong and Shanghai Gao

This coming weekend at GLORY 46: China we’ll see a host of debuts for the promotion, as GLORY looks to fully realize their vision of GLORY China by appealing to the local fans with exciting Chinese fighters and international combat sports fans by bringing in Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for a super fight against GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven. GLORY has released video introductions for two of the Chinese fighters: Shanghai Gao and Hongxing Kong, which you can watch below. GLORY 46 China is this Saturday, October 14th.

GLORY Finalizes GLORY 46 China Card

While the focus of GLORY 46 has been the SuperFight Series main event between Rico Verhoeven and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but the promotion has shown its due diligence in assembling a card that appeals to Chinese fans, which GLORY China will look to be winning over with this card. The finalization of the card gives us a clearer vision of what to expect, including a professional sanda bout between Hongxing Kong and Yang Sun. The Featherweight tournament should bring some new life into the division while the rest of the card is full of prospects and fighters that GLORY is [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]

GLORY 46 China Card to Be Announced on Friday

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]