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GLORY 46 Guangzhou Announced: Rico Verhoeven vs. Bigfoot Silva

On Saturday, October 14th GLORY makes their way to mainland China with GLORY 36 Guangzhou. The event, which features a solid roster of Chinese fighters, is headlined by a precarious fight that we’ve heard rumored for a few months now in Rico Verhoeven against former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva, known for his win over Fedor Emelianenko and his war with Mark Hunt, leaves MMA after a string of knock out losses, but will make his way into the GLORY ring to fight the best heavyweight in the world. This is a non-title bout. That’s the headliner [read more]

GLORY 46 China Card to Be Announced on Friday

After months of discussion about the upcoming debut of GLORY kickboxing in China, we’ll finally have further details on GLORY 46 China on Friday, August 18th when they hold a press conference to formally announce the event and the fight card. On top of that, Rico Verhoeven is scheduled to have his next fight at GLORY 46 and will be at the press conference to announce said fight. All of the details that we’ve gathered in the last few months since this has been rumored are that it will not be a championship fight and that he will not be [read more]

Cor Hemmers Gives Rough Outline For GLORY’s 2017 Second Half

There has been a lot of talk about how many events GLORY will run this year and speculation that they perhaps won’t hit that number. On top of that, there has been rumors about future Amsterdam events and even an event in China. After GLORY 43 Cor Hemmers gave an idea of what to look out for in the rest of 2017, with a few surprises revealed. The outline looks like this: GLORY 44 Chicago GLORY 45 Amsterdam featuring Nieky Holzken GLORY 46(?) China featuring a Rico Verhoeven SuperFight GLORY 50(?) Amsterdam featuring Rico defending against Jamal Ben Saddik The December event being GLORY [read more]

Rico Verhoeven vs. Jamal Ben Saddik II Headlines GLORY Card in December

Just who exactly deserves a shot at GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven? GLORY has had a wealth of challengers emerge since the last time that Verhoeven defended the title at GLORY 33 in September of 2016, but the one that stood out the most to them was Jamal Ben Saddik. Verhoeven, who has a record of 51-10 has lost to very few people in his career, but one of those fighters was Jamal Ben Saddik in 2011 via stoppage. Since then Verhoeven’s stock has risen beyond measure while Jamal Ben Saddik has had his ups and downs in his career, [read more]

GLORY Paints a Picture of Their Champions and Title Challengers

GLORY is perhaps one of the world’s biggest kickboxing promotions when it comes to divisions, champions and up-and-coming challengers. Today they released this graphic that shows the current champions and the fighters that are next in line to receive a shot at their championship. Among the challengers are Adamchuk at Featherweight, Baya at Lightweight, Groenhart at Welterweight, Belgaroui at Middleweight, Machado at Light Heavyweight and Ben Saddik at Heavyweight. The stage has been set for the second half of 2017. Which fighter will rise to the occasion and wrap the GLORY strap around their waist? pic.twitter.com/7WYwodJnWB — GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) [read more]

GLORY Aiming For the Chinese Market Come the Fall

If you’ve been following kickboxing this year you’ll undoubtedly remember the big fanfare and buzz when GLORY announced a partnership with NBA legend Yao Ming’s company Yao Capital and how GLORY would be heading to China in the “near future.” That near future has perhaps come and gone without any visible headway, at least not in public. GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin dropped a few fascinating nuggets about the promotion’s entrance into China in an interview with Michael Stets over at MMAPlus, with the topic at hand being Rico Verhoeven. One of Verhoeven’s goals is to defend his GLORY Heavyweight Championship [read more]

LiverKick Podcast May 22 — GLORY 41 Post-Show

Somewhere in this transition the LiverKick Podcast became a victim of transitioning. Hopefully once everything is copacetic again we won’t have to worry about that, but alas, for now it is. Regardless, this is the “lost episode” that was posted on May 22nd where Jay Jauncey and Dave Walsh run down everything that happened at GLORY 41 and talk about a lot of other stuff. This one is worth the listen. The new iTunes links is here, so re-subscribe. http://media.blubrry.com/liverkick/p/www.liverkick.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/LiverKickPodcast5222017_G41.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Rico Verhoeven Signs Exclusive, Long-Term GLORY Deal

After last year’s short stint of free agency, GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven has come to terms with GLORY to stay with them for the long haul. He signed a short-term extension last year which included the dream bout with Badr Hari but now the King of Kickboxing will stay with the promotion for the long term. This comes right at the same time as Gokhan Saki leaving the promotion — and the sport — for the UFC, which has left fans uncertain of the future of the sport. But Rico Verhoeven staying is a very, very good thing. “I’m [read more]

LiverKick Podcast Revival: December 15th, 2016 GLORY: Collision Fallout and More

So. It’s been a while since LiverKick has done a podcast, hasn’t it? In fact, I don’t even want to know how long it’s been. That’s okay, though, because we made the conscious decision to jump right back into it and the fallout from GLORY: Collision seemed like the perfect opportunity for that. All it took was near-perfect timing for Jay and I, a time when our kids were asleep and not being crazy, then we were a go. There was a lot to talk about, that’s for sure. The topics range from Badr Hari vs. Rico fallout, talk about [read more]