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LiverKick Podcast May 16, 2018: ONE Super Series, GLORY 53, Kunlun 74 and More

Jay Jauncey and Dave Walsh are back after, well, quite an extended podcastcation, to bring those of you that have been patiently waiting for the LiverKick Podcast yet another episode. This time we cover the most recent GLORY show, GLORY 53, while previewing GLORY 54 a bit as well. We also talk about the ONE Super Series events that have happened, including the absolutely awesome Maslobojev vs. Plazibat fight from last week and the fights coming up on Friday. On top of that there’s Kunlun Fight 74, including Big Boss Kyshenko and a new champion being crowned. We also talk [read more]

Anissa Meksen ‘Is Who She Is’ Heading Into Dehby Fight at GLORY 53

Anissa Meksen is not  who you thinks she is.  Is she a feminist, is she just  kickboxer, or is she a revolutionary, someone set on a course to make history in a male dominated sport? I still don’t know, but what I did find out is that she is a woman in the combat sports community set on making her mark and doing it by any means necessary. She’s educated, possessing a Master’s Degree and she has a combat sports CV that most would envy. Meksen began her journey at age 12 accompanying her older brother to the gym.  Since [read more]

GLORY 53 Live Results: Sitthichai vs. Beztati, Meksen vs. Dehby and More

GLORY 53 Lille sees two world championships on the line in the main card, as well as Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis and Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut. It’s rounded out with a very good Featherweight bout between Petchpanomrung vs. Abdellah Ezbiri. The SuperFight Series features Cedric Doumbe vs. THongchai and a featherweight tournament. The five-fight GLORY 53 Lille card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with replays on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 a.m. ET / 1 a.m. PT and Monday at 9 p.m. / 6 p.m. PT. The six-fight GLORY 53 SuperFight Series card will stream live [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Sees a Host of Changes

This coming Saturday sees GLORY 53. The GLORY 53 SuperFight Series has seen a series of changes in the last week, including Jason Wilnis being forced out with an injury in his bout with Yousri Belgaroui, with Dawid Kasperski stepping on for that fight. Also out is Mohammed Jaraya, with Anghel Cardos stepping in to fight Alan Scheinson. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively from Zénith de Lille on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT this Saturday, May 12. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Dawid Kasperski Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of [read more]

GLORY 54 Heavyweight Bout Now a Championship Bout

After initially announcing that a GLORY 54 rematch between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and Mladen Brestovac would be a non-title affair, GLORY has instead decided to elevate that bout to a championship one, giving Mladen Brestovac another chance at not just Verhoeven, but at his crown as GLORY Heavyweight Champion. This goes down on Saturday, June 2nd in the UK. GLORY 54 Birmingham Heavyweight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac Welterweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov Featherweight Bout: Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang GLORY 54 SuperFight Series Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga [read more]

GLORY to Air Prelims Live on YouTube/Facebook for GLORY 53

GLORY has been quietly airing the prelims for the last few GLORY shows on their own social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube, but now it seems official. Today the promotion announced that they will be airing the top three fights from the prelims live via Facebook, Pluto TV and YouTube. The top three GLORY 53 prelim bouts will stream live on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well as the GLORY Facebook page, and Pluto TV channel 215 on Saturday, May 12, with an expected start time of 11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT. GLORY 53 Prelims Heavyweight Bout: Valentin Ponthieux-Anicet vs. Quentin Domingos Catchweight (72.5 kg) Bout: Paul Guislain [read more]

Artem Vakhitov on a Potential Challenge From Pavel Zhuravlev: “Good Luck”

In case you missed it, shots were fired following Glory 52: Los Angeles.  The sniper? Pavel Zhuralev.  During media events surrounding his bout against Myron Dennis, Zhuralev made his aspirations clear, a shot at Artem Vakhitov. Vakhitov was gracious enough to speak with me regarding this as well as give an update on his injury rehabilitation. Regarding Zhuralev, he stated: “Pavel is a worthy fighter, and I understand his desire to fight me as a division champion. Many fans are waiting for our fight, and probably if nothing happens to Pavel, he will be my next rival. His statement that [read more]

GLORY Returns to the UK with GLORY 54 Featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac

The UK has always been considered one of the hot bed markets for stand up fighting, which makes GLORY’s absence felt all-the-more by the residents of the area that have been hungry for combat sports. The UK has a thriving MMA, muay thai and kickboxing scene and after a five year absence GLORY will once again run the UK on Saturday, June 2nd with GLORY 54. The card that they have lined up thus far is a doozy, as well, with Rico Verhoeven facing off with Mladen Brestovac in a rematch from 2016 that saw Brestovac challenger Verhoeven for the [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series: Thongchai Replaces an Injured Danenberg

When it comes to professional kickboxing fans have become accustomed to fights falling apart and replaced. GLORY 53’s SuperFight Series will be no different as Eyevan Danenberg was originally slated to face off against former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, but due to an injury, will be forced to drop out. Replacing him will be the man that Danenberg defeated in a contender tournament, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. Thongchai still has a solid month to prepare for Doumbe, meaning that this is last-minute but not exactly last-minute and should have a solid camp leading into this fight and ample time to prepare [read more]

Former K-1 and GLORY Fighter Koichi Watanabe Passes Away

Earlier today it was reported that former K-1 and GLORY fighter Koichi Watanabe — best known as Koichi Pettas — passed away after a traffic accident in Japan. Watanabe, who retired in November of 2017 to focus on family and working as a trainer, was driving a scooter when he was struck by another vehicle. Koichi was recently active in K-1 Japan’s heavyweight division, participating in the K-1 Japan Heavyweight World Grand Prix in November where he fought against Ibrahim El Bouni. He retired after his bout and dedicated himself to training. His Instagram feed shows him training with children [read more]