GLORY 47 was yet another incredibly-fun show from GLORY in a line of exciting events over the past few weeks. Now, while GLORY takes some time to breathe before GLORY 48 and the blockbuster GLORY Redemption PPV event it’s time to reflect on what was GLORY 47 Lyon.
Today GLORY returns to France with GLORY 47 Lyon. Artem Vakhitov will be defending his GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship against Ariel Machado while Cedric Doumbe will look to get back on the winning path here. GLORY 47 Light Heavyweight Championship: Artem Vakhitov (R5 – Dec) Ariel Machado Tournament Final: Abdellah Ezbiri (R3 – Dec) Anvar Boynazarov Cédric Doumbé (R3 – Dec) Yohan Lidon Tournament: Abdellah Ezbiri (R3 – Dec) Azize Hlali Tournament: Anvar Boynazarov (R2 – KO) Fabio Pinca GLORY 47 SuperFight Series Dylan Salvador (R3 – Dec) Massaro Glunder Abdarhmane Coulibaly (R3 – Split Dec) Florent Kaouachi Anissa Meksen [read more]
Tomorrow in Lyon, France GLORY returns with GLORY 47 Lyon, featuring Artem Vakhitov looking to defend his GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship against Ariel Machado. Also featured is former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe taking on Yohan Lidon, a Featherweight tournament and more. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 Lyon will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT. The event will replay the following evening on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 [read more]
When Cedric Doumbe defeated Nieky Holzken it looked like Doumbe would be the king of the division for a long time to come. When he dispatched Yoann Kongolo and fooled on Holzken again it seemed to be all-but-confirmed. Then along came Murthel Groenhart with a plan and intent to follow that plan. That plan was enough to defeat the heckling counter-puncher in Doumbe and left Doumbe back at the start, once again needing to prove himself for another shot at the title. This weekend at GLORY 47 Doumbe fights the very tough Yohan Lidon in a war to prove to [read more]
As we pointed out in the latest edition of the LiverKick Podcast, there were a few glaring omissions on the GLORY 47 fight card with just two weeks left, which thankfully GLORY has released the final few fights to fill in those blanks for us. The GLORY 47 card is shaping up with Vakhitov defending the Light Heavyweight belt against Ariel Machado, Cedric Doumbe vs. Yohan Lidon, then the featherweight tournament featuring Azize Hliali vs. Abdella Ezbiri and Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov. The SuperFight Series is now completely with a French headliner between Florent Kaouachi vs. Abdarhmane Coulibaly, Dylan [read more]
If you know Jay and I here at LiverKick, you know that we want things to make sense in GLORY’s title pictures. A part of that is making good on the promises of Contender Tournaments. One of the big ones was Ariel Machado. The young, up-and-comer had proven himself ready for a title shot against one of the world’s best in Artem Vakhitov, but he had to wait. Vakhitov was out with an injury and we yet again have an Interim Champion, but Ariel Machado gets his time in the sun now at GLORY 47 Lyon against Artem Vakhitov on [read more]