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Full Fight Card for GLORY 45 Announced

The full fight card for GLORY 45 Amsterdam was announced today, the event taking place on Saturday, September 30th. The event is headlined by Robin van Roosmalen defending his GLORY Featherweight Championship against former champion Serhiy Adamchuk in the main event, with the event also featuring a light heavyweight tournament and a welterweight bout between Nieky Holzken and Yoann Kongolo. The GLORY 45 SuperFight Series is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Hesdy Gerges and Mladen Brestovac and the line-up in general is pretty great. Former Middleweight champion Jason Wilnis takes on up-and-coming contender Yousri Belgaroui and in a featherweight [read more]

WATCH: GLORY 42 Weigh-ins on Eve of the Event

Tomorrow marks GLORY’s 42nd event, live from Paris, France. Main eventing the show is former Welterweight Champion Nieky Holzken looking to regain his crown from Cedric Doumbe. Both men seemed in good spirits at the weigh-ins, Holzken seemed unfazed by Doumbe’s mental games, including wearing trunks saying “EndOfNieky” on them. The GLORY 42 SuperFight Series airs Saturday afternoon, live on UFC Fight Pass at 12:30 eastern/9:30am Pacific while GLORY 42 airs live on ESPN3 at 4pm eastern/1pm pacific.

Let’s Rewatch Nieky Holzken vs. Cedric Doumbe Before GLORY 42

This weekend in Paris at GLORY 42 Nieky Holzken and Cedric Doumbe will fight in a rematch from GLORY Collision, where once again the GLORY Welterweight Championship is on the line, but this time there is a different champion. Holzken originally won that championship on December 21st, 2013, only to lose it almost exactly three years later on December 20th, 2016. While Holzken has lost outside of GLORY, including since the launch of GLORY, this remains the only loss on his record within the promotion, leaving him at 12-1 heading into the rematch. The question is: can this fight be [read more]

WATCH: Cedric Doumbe’s Masterful Performance Against Yoann Kongolo at GLORY 39

We’re just over a week away from the much-anticipated rematch between GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe and the former, longstanding champion Nieky Holzken, whom Doumbe dethroned to take the title back in December. In between then Doumbe has had one title defense, against a career rival in Yoann Kongolo who actually held two wins over the champion’s head. The sheer growth of Doumbe was on full display during this fight, watch as the usually-composed Kongolo became unhinged as the fight wore on and he found himself unable to touch the smiling Doumbe. Incredible fight.

GLORY Spotlight on Cedric Doumbe and Nieky Holzken

In just a few weeks time at GLORY 42 the kickboxing world will get the rematch that they’ve been waiting for when former welterweight kingpin Nieky Holzken gets his chance for revenge against the current champion, Cedric Doumbe. Undoubtedly Doumbe has gotten into Holzken’s head — he did in their first meeting — but will that carry over? GLORY put their spotlight on both fighters, first Holzken. Then Doumbe. Doumbe seems as confident as ever, as perhaps he should be, especially after completely outclassing career rival Yoann Kongolo in his first title defense. Doumbe is young, brash, talented and able [read more]

Updated Fight Card For GLORY 42 Paris

On Saturday, June 10th GLORY returns to action with GLORY 42 Paris, headlined by a world title bout between the current Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe and the former champion, Nieky Holzken. Has Doumbe gotten into the head of Holzken? Can he defeat the great Holzken for a second time? That remains to be seen. Also featured is a Lightweight Contender’s tournament featuring Niclas Larsen vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski and Anatoly Moiseev vs. Christian Baya, plus Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian to see who will challenge the winner of the title fight. The SuperFight Series is as stacked as ever with Yoann [read more]