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Anissa Meksen ‘Is Who She Is’ Heading Into Dehby Fight at GLORY 53

Anissa Meksen is not  who you thinks she is.  Is she a feminist, is she just  kickboxer, or is she a revolutionary, someone set on a course to make history in a male dominated sport? I still don’t know, but what I did find out is that she is a woman in the combat sports community set on making her mark and doing it by any means necessary. She’s educated, possessing a Master’s Degree and she has a combat sports CV that most would envy. Meksen began her journey at age 12 accompanying her older brother to the gym.  Since [read more]

GLORY 53 Live Results: Sitthichai vs. Beztati, Meksen vs. Dehby and More

GLORY 53 Lille sees two world championships on the line in the main card, as well as Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Jahfarr Wilnis and Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Michael Duut. It’s rounded out with a very good Featherweight bout between Petchpanomrung vs. Abdellah Ezbiri. The SuperFight Series features Cedric Doumbe vs. THongchai and a featherweight tournament. The five-fight GLORY 53 Lille card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with replays on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 a.m. ET / 1 a.m. PT and Monday at 9 p.m. / 6 p.m. PT. The six-fight GLORY 53 SuperFight Series card will stream live [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Sees a Host of Changes

This coming Saturday sees GLORY 53. The GLORY 53 SuperFight Series has seen a series of changes in the last week, including Jason Wilnis being forced out with an injury in his bout with Yousri Belgaroui, with Dawid Kasperski stepping on for that fight. Also out is Mohammed Jaraya, with Anghel Cardos stepping in to fight Alan Scheinson. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series will stream live and exclusively from Zénith de Lille on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT this Saturday, May 12. GLORY 53 SuperFight Series Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Middleweight Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Dawid Kasperski Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of [read more]

GLORY to Air Prelims Live on YouTube/Facebook for GLORY 53

GLORY has been quietly airing the prelims for the last few GLORY shows on their own social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube, but now it seems official. Today the promotion announced that they will be airing the top three fights from the prelims live via Facebook, Pluto TV and YouTube. The top three GLORY 53 prelim bouts will stream live on the GLORY YouTube channel, as well as the GLORY Facebook page, and Pluto TV channel 215 on Saturday, May 12, with an expected start time of 11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT. GLORY 53 Prelims Heavyweight Bout: Valentin Ponthieux-Anicet vs. Quentin Domingos Catchweight (72.5 kg) Bout: Paul Guislain [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series: Thongchai Replaces an Injured Danenberg

When it comes to professional kickboxing fans have become accustomed to fights falling apart and replaced. GLORY 53’s SuperFight Series will be no different as Eyevan Danenberg was originally slated to face off against former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, but due to an injury, will be forced to drop out. Replacing him will be the man that Danenberg defeated in a contender tournament, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. Thongchai still has a solid month to prepare for Doumbe, meaning that this is last-minute but not exactly last-minute and should have a solid camp leading into this fight and ample time to prepare [read more]

GLORY 53 Fight Card: Sitthichai Fights Beztati and More

After some movement, GLORY has cobbled together the full card for the upcoming GLORY 53 event, featuring Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defending his Lightweight Championship against Tyjani Beztati. It’s an interesting choice and a new fight for Sitthichai, although it’ll be interesting to see if Beztati is ready for this level of challenge just yet in his young career. Stoyan Koprivienski defeated him in December in a contender tournament and was slated to fight Sitthichai if he could get by Josh Jauncey, which he couldn’t, and now Beztati, who’s only loss in GLORY is to Kopri, steps in. The Lightweight division is [read more]

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]