It’s usually hyperbole when you talk about a combat sports champion being unrivaled. Yet, in the case of Rico Verhoeven in kickboxing, that’s exactly what he is. GLORY has thrown virtually everyone that there is at Verhoeven throughout his world title reign and there have been very few moments where Rico looked human. At GLORY 54 Rico was tasked with a rematch against Mladen Brestovac, who is known for his deadly left high kick. The two met prior in a match that very much went Rico’s way, but Rico refused to underestimate Brestovac for a second fight. While the odds [read more]
After much anticipation, GLORY has finally returned to the UK with GLORY 54. Follow the action live here on LiverKick as we’ll be updating with live results. The action is live on UFC Fight Pass, followed by 4:30pm eastern live on ESPNews in the US. GLORY 54 Birmingham Heavyweight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven (R5 – Decision) Mladen Brestovac – Brestovac lasted all five rounds, but Rico’s hands were on a different level here. He was able to nullify virtually anything and everything that Brestovac did, worked over his legs and kept in tight to prevent the head kick. Welterweight Title Co-Headline [read more]
GLORY 54 Birmingham goes down tomorrow, with the GLORY 54 SuperFight Series starting at 2pm eastern/11am pacific on UFC Fight Pass and GLORY 54 airing at 4:30pm eastern/1:30pm pacific live on ESPNews.
Following suit from the last GLORY event, GLORY 54 will be airing live on ESPNews. The event will air live at 4:30pm eastern time on ESPNews, with it originally supposed to be airing on the streaming-only ESPN 3. Make sure to check your local listings for this one because ESPNews might not be included in your cable/satellite package and may require an extra charge or even a more expensive package from your provider. The four-fight card from the UK features Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac for the GLORY Heavyweight Championship as well as Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev for the [read more]
Glory kickboxing presents some mouth-watering ties for June including Verhoeven VS. Ben Saddik, Groenhart VS. Grigorian, and van Roosmalen VS. VanNostrand. In the very same month, the 2018 FIFA World Cup roars into life with 32 teams from around the world competing to be crowned the best. For a tournament that comes once every four years, it’s always good if you find time to follow the tournament and perhaps indulge a bit in world cup 2018 betting as you might earn some extra bucks. Besides the money, here are some reasons why you should watch the upcoming World Cup. For [read more]
On June 2nd GLORY returns to the UK for the first time in, well, quite a while. This video, aptly titled “The British Are Coming” highlights some of the British talent that GLORY will be utilizing on this upcoming show, with some solid insight into how the British scene has been evolving and growing since the last time that GLORY was in town. Really, it’s sort of astonishing that GLORY hasn’t made the UK a regular stop as we’ve seen lots of top-tier talent come out of the UK, as well as promotions like MTGP/KGP, Yokkao has been running very [read more]
After initially announcing that a GLORY 54 rematch between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and Mladen Brestovac would be a non-title affair, GLORY has instead decided to elevate that bout to a championship one, giving Mladen Brestovac another chance at not just Verhoeven, but at his crown as GLORY Heavyweight Champion. This goes down on Saturday, June 2nd in the UK. GLORY 54 Birmingham Heavyweight Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac Welterweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov Featherweight Bout: Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang GLORY 54 SuperFight Series Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga [read more]
The UK has always been considered one of the hot bed markets for stand up fighting, which makes GLORY’s absence felt all-the-more by the residents of the area that have been hungry for combat sports. The UK has a thriving MMA, muay thai and kickboxing scene and after a five year absence GLORY will once again run the UK on Saturday, June 2nd with GLORY 54. The card that they have lined up thus far is a doozy, as well, with Rico Verhoeven facing off with Mladen Brestovac in a rematch from 2016 that saw Brestovac challenger Verhoeven for the [read more]