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GLORY 53 Lille Initial Card: Meksen vs. Dehby, Doumbe, Tuinov and More

This past weekend at GLORY 51 the promotion announced the upcoming GLORY 53 Lille card, returning to the French city of Lille with what looks to be another stacked card. The main card is headlined by Cedric Doumbe as well as Anissa Meksen defending her GLORY Super Bantamweight Championship against Amel Dehby. There’s also a featherweight tournament to round things out. The SuperFight Series features a few, interesting fights, including Zinedine Hameur-Lain against Michael Duut in what should be a fun brawl and the debut of two of the best lightweights not previously in GLORY of Yohann Drai and Vlad [read more]

GLORY 51: Badr vs. Hesdy Live Results

Today is the day where fans will finally get closure on the 2010 encounter between Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges that ended in a disqualification for Hari and the eternal question of what would’ve happened if Badr had kept his composure. With that rematch happening and Badr Hari in a GLORY ring there’s always a chance of something pretty crazy happening, too. On top of that there’s a welterweight tournament and heavyweight showdown on the main card. The SuperFight Series features an amazing welterweight bout between Cedric Doumbe and Alim Nabyiev, the debut of Mohammed Jaraya, Tyjani Beztati against Anil [read more]

GLORY 51 Rotterdam Weigh-in Video and Results

Tomorrow marks the return of Badr Hari to a major organization not just as a freelancer, but as a fighter under contract when Badr Hari heads to GLORY for GLORY 51 Rotterdam against Hesdy Gerges. This is a rematch from their 2010 bout that ended in disqualification and will help settle old wagers for long-time kickboxing fans. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 Rotterdam will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with a replay on ESPN2 on Saturday, March 17 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series will stream live and [read more]

GLORY 52 Adds Meksen and Zhuravlev Non-Title Bouts, Jauncey and More

Originally-slated to feature a lightweight title elimination bout between Stoyan Koprivlenski and Marat Grigorian, we’ve got a whole slew of changes to the GLORY 52 SuperFight Series and main card, as Anissa Meksen vs. Ashley Nichols will have a rematch on this card at a catchweight of 53kg — not for Meksen’s title — and a lot of movement on the SuperFight Series. The SuperFight Series is now headlined by Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Myron Dennis in a non-title affair. Former UFC fighter Chris Camozzi steps up in competition against Mike Lemaire, while Stoyan Koprivlenski will no longer fight an injured [read more]

Steven Wright Does It Again With the 2017 Year in Kickfighting Video

Every year our good pal, kickboxing enthusiast and coach to the stars (now also talent ops!) Steven Wright puts together what he calls the Year in Kickfighting video. His video takes a look at all of the biggest, coolest and most noteworthy moments of each year and breaks them down in beautiful fashion. This year the video weighs in at a hefty 19:11 long, but never stops delivering on the action, thrills and awesome moments. Looking back, 2017 was a pretty cool year, huh?

Get Familiar with Mohammed Jaraya Before His GLORY 51 Debut

To those who have been faithfully following Dutch kickboxing the last few years, the name Mohammed Jaraya is one that they know well. For everyone else? This weekend will be the GLORY debut of the former-Enfusion dynamo. The former -67kg champion in Enfusion before moving up in weight, Jaraya is known not just for his highlight-reel KOs, but for his thrilling wars with fighters like Nordin Ben Moh and Tayfun Ozcan. His arrival in GLORY comes after some controversy, but that professional GLORY shine and spotlight will perhaps help to propel this should-be star to the next level of worldwide [read more]

Hesdy Gerges and the No-Lose Badr Hari Rematch at GLORY 51

For Hesdy Gerges, it’s safe to say that his place in the heavyweight kickboxing pantheon is a bit hard to nail down. He’s a talented fighter with some impressive wins in his career, but perhaps all of his most memorable fights have been losses to bigger name fighters where he did his damnedest. His recent GLORY run has been marred by a few decisions that probably should have gone his way, then punctuated by a head kick loss in round one to Mladen Brestovac. That isn’t to say there isn’t a win in there — because he did beat Tomas [read more]

WATCH: Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges Talk About Their Rematch

On March 3rd Dutch kickboxing fans are getting a rematch of a fight that originally happened almost eight years ago. That fight is Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges. At the time, Hesdy Gerges was the It’s Showtime Heavyweight Champion, while Badr Hari was K-1’s bad boy, with a reputation for not just being one of the top fighters in the world, but for having a bit of a temper. If you’ve seen Hesdy Gerges fight before, you know that he has bulletproof defenses. Badr Hari is an offensively-minded fighter who at times relies on emotion and raw anger to propel [read more]

GLORY 50 Live Results and Discussion

Tonight, with the GLORY 50 SuperFight Series beginning at 8:30pm eastern/5:30pm Pacific live on UFC Fight Pass, is GLORY’s 2018 return. The SuperFight Series is headlined by GLORY Lightweight Champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong squaring off against Christian Baya, while the main card is headlined by a heavyweight tournament and GLORY Welterweight Champion Murthel Groenhart against Harut Grigorian. Join us tonight here, on Facebook and Twitter for live results and updates. GLORY 50 Chicago Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian def. Murthel Groenhart by TKO ref stoppage (knockdown due to punches, then the ref stopped it while Murthel was trying to survive, Murthel [read more]

GLORY 50 Weigh-in Results and Video

Tomorrow night GLORY kicks off their 2018 season with GLORY 50 Chicago, featuring Murthel Groenhart looking to defend his newly-won GLORY Welterweight Championship against challenger Harut Grigorian. The five-fight card for GLORY 50 Chicago will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. CT, with a replay on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 18. The five-fight card for GLORY 50 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7:30 p.m. CT. GLORY 50 CHICAGO WEIGH-IN RESULTS Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart (168.6 lb / 76.5 kg) vs. Harut Grigorian (169 lb / 76.7 kg) Welterweight Co-Headline [read more]