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Glory is pretty dope.. Its not on enough though

True dat.

 

They seem to be heading for the once a month schedule at least. With the switch to ESPN and FightPass picking up the broadcasting platforms things look positive.

 

34/Oct. will be in the states, 35/Nov. in France, and 36/Dec. in Germany.

 

They now have investment partners in Yao Capital and Liberty Global which should up the card tally soon enough, with cards happening in the Asian market. They have plans of 18 shows in 2017 as well as reality Tv programing.

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True dat.

 

They seem to be heading for the once a month schedule at least. With the switch to ESPN and FightPass picking up the broadcasting platforms things look positive.

 

34/Oct. will be in the states, 35/Nov. in France, and 36/Dec. in Germany.

 

They now have investment partners in Yao Capital and Liberty Global which should up the card tally soon enough, with cards happening in the Asian market. They have plans of 18 shows in 2017 as well as reality Tv programing.

Ok cool I didn't know about all that
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Keep your eye on this kid !!

 

Matt Embree @Muay_Matics

 

Matt just competed at Glory 33 in the Featherweight Tournament:

 

 FW semi: Matt Embree (R2 TKO) ChiBin Lim

 Tournament Final: Matt Embree (R2 KO) Giga Chikadze

 

He's in line, (#1 contender) to face the winner of Glory's Featherweight Title fight between Gabriel Varga vs Robin Van Roosmalen @Glory34 Denver,USA October 21st/16.

 

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Matt Embree (R2 TKO) ChiBin Lim

 

Embree wins Featherweight tournament with brutal one-punch KO / Chikadze

 

http://proxy.espn.com/video/clip?id=17509721

 

GLORY 33 Post-Fight: Matt Embree scores double KO's to secure title shot

 

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If you wanna pick up on Glory the last year and a half, check it:

 

http://forum.mmajunkie.com/forum/threads/glory-premier-kickboxing-official-thread.65747/

 

I like other kickboxing promotions, ie Yoakko, Kunlun, K1, Krush, SuperCombat, Lion Fights, Glory_WS is just the easiest for me to follow atm.

K1 is pretty cool too and Lion Fights is another good one.. haven't heard of the others though
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K1 is pretty cool too and Lion Fights is another good one.. haven't heard of the others though

 

Yoakko has a heavy youtube presence (easy to find) which is good, problem is, it's usually post event.

 

Supercombat, kinda the same although the odd time a live stream will show up.

 

Kunlun is hit or miss, going to try to get more into.

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VARGA ANTICIPATING “SHOWCASE FIGHT” WITH ROBIN VAN ROOSMALEN

Published on Sep 26, 2016
 

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Featherweight champion Gabriel Varga (27-3, 8 KO's) is looking forward to a “showcase” fight with Robin van Roosmalen (35-6, 19 KO's) when they meet at GLORY 34 DENVER next month.

 

The fight will be former lightweight champion Van Roosmalen's first foray into the GLORY featherweight division. He was always at the smaller end of his division but made up for it with power and a relentless work-rate. Now he's dropping down in weight and trying to bring those attributes with him.

 

“I feel this should be a much more exciting fight than anything I've gotten to showcase recently,” says Varga, enthused at the prospect of facing a forward-pressure fighter like Van Roosmalen. “[My last fight was with Serhiy Adamchuk, former champion]. Adamchuk's style makes a frustrating fight for me and am happy to be going into the ring with someone who is a bit more orthodox.

“I can't imagine he'll be the exact same fighter having to drop an extra eleven pounds, but I'm sure he'll still be a great addition to the featherweight division.”

 

In previous interviews Varga has talked about needing big fights in order to be properly motivated. Now that he's got the featherweight back around his waist, fights don't come much bigger than the likes of Van Roosmalen, a household name among kickboxing fans.

 

“I love the challenge of getting new belts. But for this fight, since I'm the champion, I'm not focused on the belt, I'm focused on fighting such a big name and the extra attention that will bring to my fight,” he says. “It's exciting and gives me an opportunity to feel like I'm moving forward and accomplishing something impressive.”

 

GLORY 34 DENVER takes place Friday, October 21 at the 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado and will air live across the US on ESPN. Varga and Van Roosmalen form the main event and the card also features a Middleweight Contender Tournament with Israel Adesanya, Robert Thomas, Alex Pereira and Yousri Belgaroui.

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Three GLORY 35 Nice match-ups and four GLORY 35 SuperFight Series match-ups have now been announced for GLORY's return to France, taking place at Palais Nikaia on Saturday, Nov. 5.

On the heels of his back-and-forth battle with Robin van Roosmalen, reigning GLORY lightweight champion Sittichai (112-29-5, 30 KO) headlines GLORY 35 Nice, defending the belt against 25-year-old Armenian-Belgian challenger Marat Grigorian (48-9-2, 29 KO). The two met previously at GLORY 28 Paris in March, where the Thai fighter Sittichai won via unanimous decision.

In the co-headline bout, France's own Zinedine Hameur-Lain (56-13, 35 KO) takes on fellow light heavyweight contender Pavel "The Caiman" Zhuravlev (69-11, 25 KO), representing Ukraine. Following an incredible performance including two knockouts and a tournament win, Hameur-Lain took home both 'Fighter of the Night' and 'Knockout of the Night' post-fight bonuses at GLORY 32 Virginia in July.

In order to determine the next contender for the GLORY heavyweight title, GLORY 35 Nice will feature a one-night, four-man tournament. In the first of two semifinal match-ups, Surinamese-Dutch Jahfarr Wilnis (29-7-1, 8 KO) meets returning Mladen "The Scorpion Sting" Brestovac (50-11-1, 33 KO) of Croatia. The other semifinal match-up will be announced at a later date, finalizing the tournament.

The announced bouts for GLORY 35 Nice can be found below:

GLORY 35 Nice
Lightweight World Title Headline Bout: Sittichai vs. Marat Grigorian
Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: TBA vs. TBA
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Mladen Brestovac

GLORY 35 SuperFight Series will showcase the unification of GLORY's light heavyweight titles as champion Artem Vakhitov (16-5, 6 KO) and interim champion Zack "The Black Warrior" Mwekassa (15-3, 13 KO) square off for the undisputed light heavyweight championship.

Russia's Vakhitov was previously scheduled to defend his belt at GLORY 31 Amsterdam in June, but was unable to compete due to injury. Mwekassa replaced Vakhitov on the card, stepping in against Mourad Bouzidi and capturing the interim title via first-round TKO.

Also on the GLORY 35 SuperFight Series card: French native Karim "Le Felin" Benmansour (46-6-2, 22 KO) battles 23-year-old Dutch prospect Eyevan "Mister Cool" Danenberg (22-4, 11 KO), GLORY's Super Bantamweight Grand Prix continues with a quarterfinal bout between undefeated Amel Dehby (27-0, 11 KO) of France and Korean muay thai champion Ji-Waen Lee (13-2, 3 KO), and Canadian dynamo Josh Jauncey (25-7, 14 KO) welcomes French newcomer Dylan Salvador (55-10-1, 27 KO) to the GLORY ring.

The announced bouts for GLORY 35 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 35 SuperFight Series
Light Heavyweight Title Unification Bout: Artem Vakhitov vs. Zack Mwekassa
Welterweight Bout: Karim Benmansour vs. Eyevan Danenberg
Super Bantamweight Bout: Amel Dehby vs. Ji-Waen Lee
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. Dylan Salvador

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Nieky Holzken vs. Murthel Groenhart Headlining GLORY 34 Denver

  • Written by  Dave Walsh
  • Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00
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There has been talk about a huge rematch between GLORY Welterweight Champion Nieky Holzken and challenger Murthel Groenhart for a while now, but that fight has become a reality and is happening sooner, rather than later. That fight will now headline GLORY 34 Denver, along with the Middleweight Contender tournament. 

 

The previously-announced headline bout of Gabriel Varga against Robin van Roosmalen has been moved to the headline spot of the GLORY 34 SuperFight Series that will air on UFC Fight Pass. 

 

GLORY 34 Denver

Welterweight World Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken © vs. Murthel Groenhart

Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B

Middleweight Co-Headline Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. TBA

Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Thomas

Middleweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Alex Pereira

 

GLORY 34 SuperFight Series

Featherweight World Title Bout: Gabriel Varga © vs. Robin Van Roosmalen

Light Heavyweight Bout: Saulo Cavalari vs. Brian Douwes

Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Michael Mathatha

Welterweight Bout: Casey Greene vs. Tongchai Sitsongpeenong

Featherweight Bout: Justin Houghton vs. Jonathon Wyderko

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