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GLORY 56 Denver Weigh-In Results: Artem Vakhitov and Danyo Ilunga Are Ready

Tomorrow night, live from Denver, Colorado, GLORy 56 kicks off featuring two big championship bouts and a whole lot more. The main event pits one of the best pound-for-pound kickboxers on the planet in GLORY Light Heavyweight Champion Artem Vakhitov against Danyo Ilunga, while in the co-main GLORY Super Bantamweight Champion Anissa Meksen defends against Jady Menezes. GLORY 56 DENVER WEIGH-IN RESULTS Light Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Vakhitov (205.4 lb / 93.2 kg) vs. Danyo Ilunga (207 lb / 93.9 kg) Super Bantamweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Anissa Meksen (120.6 lb / 54.7 kg) vs. Jady Menezes (121.4 lb / 55.1 kg) Featherweight Bout: Serhii Adamchuk (141.6 lb / 64.2 kg) [read more]

Artem Vakhitov vs. Danyo Ilunga to Headline GLORY 56 Denver

The summer is just starting to heat up and GLORY will look to keep their “Summer of GLORY” campaign rolling with a bang during the dog days in Denver on August 10th. The event, already announced, will now feature a GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship bout between long-reigning champion Artem Vakhitov and former It’s Showtime Light Heavyweight Champion Danyo Ilunga. Ilunga has had his ups and downs in his career, even recently considering retirement, yet he’s stuck with it and is on a two-fight win streak heading into his August clash with Vakhitov. The two last met at GLORY 25 in [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]

Artem Vakhitov Ready for His Return, Open to Challenges at Heavyweight and More

I’m a person that truly believes that the eyes are the mirror to the soul.  Naturally I was extremely excited to meet and interview current light heavyweight champion, Artem Vakhitov.  I wanted to catch a glimpse of what his opponents see in their staredowns, what makes him tick. Fortunately, prior to the grand slam Glory 51 I had that opportunity to meet and speak with him.  If nothing else I can say, he is more than meets the eye. Artem Vakhitov, like many practitioners of the sport began at an early age, beginning with karate at age six and later [read more]

GLORY 47 Lyon Weigh-In Results and Video

Tomorrow in Lyon, France GLORY returns with GLORY 47 Lyon, featuring Artem Vakhitov looking to defend his GLORY Light Heavyweight Championship against Ariel Machado. Also featured is former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe taking on Yohan Lidon, a Featherweight tournament and more. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 Lyon will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT. The event will replay the following evening on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 47 SuperFight Series streams live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 [read more]

GLORY Completes GLORY 47 Lyon Fight Card

As we pointed out in the latest edition of the LiverKick Podcast, there were a few glaring omissions on the GLORY 47 fight card with just two weeks left, which thankfully GLORY has released the final few fights to fill in those blanks for us. The GLORY 47 card is shaping up with Vakhitov defending the Light Heavyweight belt against Ariel Machado, Cedric Doumbe vs. Yohan Lidon, then the featherweight tournament featuring Azize Hliali vs. Abdella Ezbiri and Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov. The SuperFight Series is now completely with a French headliner between Florent Kaouachi vs. Abdarhmane Coulibaly, Dylan [read more]