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WATCH: The Rico Verhoeven and Jamal Ben Saddik Pull-Apart Staredown

GLORY: Redemption happens in December, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to get hyped for it. Yesterday in the Netherlands GLORY held a press conference for their big, year-end PPV event and it involved a customary staredown between the two headliners for their GLORY World Heavyweight Championship bout. Things got heated, exacerbated by Ben Saddik apparently spitting on Verhoeven during their staredown and officials needing to keep both men restrained. Of course, Rico, being the consummate professional that he is, was a bit more collected. If you want to check out the full video, you can do so [read more]

GLORY Hammers Out Card for GLORY: Redemption PPV

GLORY will be closing out the year with their new, year-end tradition of a huge, triple-card featuring a Rico Verhoeven title fight as the linchpin at GLORY: Redemption. Rico Verhoeven will be defending the GLORY Heavyweight Championship against Jamal Ben Saddik, while also featured on the PPV will be Zakaria Zouggary vs. Petchpanomrung for featherweight contendership, a rematch between Danyo Ilunga and Michael Duut and Anderson “Braddock” Silva against Xavier Vigney. The GLORY 49 SuperFight Series is headlined by a Middleweight World Championship bout between champion Alex Pereira and Yousri Belgaroui, Nieky Holzken fighting Alim Nabiyev, Ismael Londt vs. D’Angelo [read more]

GLORY 46 Results: Verhoeven Destroys Bigfoot, Pereira Bests Marcus

GLORY’s Chinese debut with GLORY 46 has came and went now, with their first big GLORY China event in the books that saw a lot of questions answered and a lot more new questions arise. On the SuperFight Series fans were treated to a host of fights, which have been archived — for free — via YouTube by UFC Fight Pass, including Pascal Schroth winning a tight split decision over Qinghao Meng, Petchpanomrung edging out Lei Xie, Jia Liu and Zaza Sor. Aree going to a no contest via an unintentional elbow that opened up a nasty cut. Alan Scheinson [read more]

WATCH: GLORY 46 and GLORY 46 SuperFight Series Weigh-Ins

On Saturday GLORY makes its mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, featuring a blockbuster card on both the SuperFight Series and GLORY 46 events featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of the SuperFight Series and GLORY Middlweight Champion Simon Marcus looking to defend against game challenger Alex Pereira. The SuperFight Series starts at 6am eastern time on UFC Fight Pass while GLORY 46 airs at 9am eastern on ESPN3.   GLORY 46 CHINA WEIGH-IN RESULTS Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (185.6 lb / 84.2 kg) vs. Alex Pereira (186.1 lb / 84.4 kg) [read more]

GLORY’s Scott Rudmann Talks GLORY 46 and Building GLORY China

When analyzing the modern sport of kickboxing it is virtually impossible to do so without considering the impact that China has been able to make in a rather short period of time. China went from the closed off home of Wushu and Sanda to one of the epicenters for the sports of kickboxing and MMA almost overnight. For western fight organizations China is the last frontier for them; the lone holdout and a burgeoning market, brimming with potential to be the largest market in the world for the sport. The problem is that most western companies have failed in moving [read more]

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]