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Robin van Roosmalen Out of GLORY 55, Interim Title Fight Set

One of the more anticipated bouts at GLORY 55 would have to be GLORY Featherweight Champion Robin van Roosmalen squaring off against Petchpanomrung for the title in the main event. Sadly, that fight is no longer on the menu as GLORY announced this afternoon that Robin van Roosmalen has been forced to withdraw thanks to a shoulder injury while training. So once again an interim title will be set and once again Kevin Vannostrand will be involved, this time fighting Petchpanomrung for the Interim Featherweight Championship with the winner fighting van Roosmalen when he’s healthy again. This leaves Massaro Glunder [read more]

Nieky Holzken Announces GLORY Departure

In what was one of the last true holdouts of the old Golden Glory guard left in the GLORY ring, Nieky Holzken has decided to depart the promotion after contract negotiations fell through. Holzken, the former GLORY Welterweight Champion essentially cleaned out the division, running roughshod over it for years, that was until he met Cedric Doumbe. While Holzken is still an immensely talented fighter, a new generation of fighter stood in his way, including Doumbe and Alim Nabiyev, who were able to hand him three losses. It’s interesting to see the deal with Holzken fall through right before GLORY [read more]

Full Fight Card For GLORY 55 New York on July 20th

On July 20th GLORY returns, kicking off the Summer of GLORY with GLORY 55 New York. The event is shaping up to be huge, with the main, numbered card featuring Alex Pereira vs. Yousri Belgaroui for Pereira’s GLORY Middleweight Championship and Robin van Roosmalen looking to defend the GLORY Featherweight Championship against Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao. In addition Kevin VanNostrand fights Massaro Glunder, Elvis Gashi fights Nick Chasteen and Victor Pinto takes on Nate Richardson at featherweight. The GLORY 55 SuperFight Series proves to be an interesting affair as well, with Cedric Doumbe vs. Alan Scheinson taking top billing while Junior Tafa [read more]

Sitthichai vs. Marat Grigorian Official For GLORY 57 Shenzen

Today in China, GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann got up in front of a crowd of Chinese media and fighting industry insiders to officially announce GLORY 57 Shenzen’s main event would be Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong taking on Marat Grigorian for a fourth time, once again for the GLORY Lightweight Championship. The press conference felt bigger than most of the ones that happen in the west, with a huge video screen in place, a translator on hand to speak directly to the Chinese crowd and the fighters being treated as special guests. The announcement won’t come as a shock to GLORY fans, who [read more]

Artem Vakhitov vs. Danyo Ilunga to Headline GLORY 56 Denver

The summer is just starting to heat up and GLORY will look to keep their “Summer of GLORY” campaign rolling with a bang during the dog days in Denver on August 10th. The event, already announced, will now feature a GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship bout between long-reigning champion Artem Vakhitov and former It’s Showtime Light Heavyweight Champion Danyo Ilunga. Ilunga has had his ups and downs in his career, even recently considering retirement, yet he’s stuck with it and is on a two-fight win streak heading into his August clash with Vakhitov. The two last met at GLORY 25 in [read more]

Photo: Badr Hari is Doing Sprints With a Parachute to Prepare for… Something

Let’s not be coy here, it’s confirmed that Rico Verhoeven will be participating in GLORY 59 Amsterdam, which takes place in the Amsterdam Arena (Johan Cruijff Arena). That’s not a small structure by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, the capacity is listed at 54,000. It’s Showtime ran the Amsterdam Arena a number of times over the years — mostly in conjunction with K-1 — where they always claimed 20,000 in attendance. GLORY has to have something up their sleeves for this show. What would sell tickets at a football (soccer to us yanks) stadium in the Netherlands? Probably [read more]

Check Out GLORY’s ‘Summer of GLORY’ Roadmap For Summer 2018

This summer GLORY has something special in store for the world as they unveiled their “Summer of GLORY” campaign at GLORY 54 Birmingham. The “Summer of GLORY” will consist of five numbered events: GLORY 55 New York, GLORY 56 Denver, GLORY 57 Shenzen, GLORY 58 Chicago and GLORY 59 Amsterdam. The idea behind it is GLORY putting forth their best foot for the summer with their biggest fights. Below GLORY gives some insight as to what is planned for each show, with, of course, the later events still in their skeletal stage right now. Here’s to hoping that GLORY puts [read more]

Rico Verhoeven Remains Untouchable at GLORY 54

It’s usually hyperbole when you talk about a combat sports champion being unrivaled. Yet, in the case of Rico Verhoeven in kickboxing, that’s exactly what he is. GLORY has thrown virtually everyone that there is at Verhoeven throughout his world title reign and there have been very few moments where Rico looked human. At GLORY 54 Rico was tasked with a rematch against Mladen Brestovac, who is known for his deadly left high kick. The two met prior in a match that very much went Rico’s way, but Rico refused to underestimate Brestovac for a second fight. While the odds [read more]

GLORY 54 and GLORY 54 SuperFight Series Live Results

After much anticipation, GLORY has finally returned to the UK with GLORY 54. Follow the action live here on LiverKick as we’ll be updating with live results. The action is live on UFC Fight Pass, followed by 4:30pm eastern live on ESPNews in the US. GLORY 54 Birmingham Heavyweight Headline Bout:┬áRico Verhoeven (R5 – Decision) Mladen Brestovac – Brestovac lasted all five rounds, but Rico’s hands were on a different level here. He was able to nullify virtually anything and everything that Brestovac did, worked over his legs and kept in tight to prevent the head kick. Welterweight Title Co-Headline [read more]