GLORY 13 Tokyo and the GLORY Super-Fight Series Fight Cards Finalized
By PDG Staff
Ariake Coliseum Hosts One-Night, Four-Man World Championship Tournament on Saturday, December 21st
GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the finalized fight card for its year-end event. GLORY 13 Tokyo features a one-night, four-man Welterweight World Championship Tournament and is headlined by the final match of a kickboxing icon, from Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 21st.
The world’s top-ranked Welterweights square off in GLORY’s World Championship Tournament, as #1 ranked Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken (82-11-0, 43 KOs) of the Netherlands faces Armenian Karapet Karapetyan (42-8-2, 4 KOs), currently ranked #4. On the other side of the bracket, surging ‘Bazooka’ Joe Valtellini (10-1-10, 9 KOs) meets undefeated karate-stylist Raymond ‘The Real Deal’ Daniels (24-0-0, 14 KOs). The tournament winner will receive a grand prize of $100,000, with the runner-up receiving $20,000.
GLORY 13 Tokyo, broadcast on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET and live on BT Sport at 10 a.m. GMT, is headlined by the retirement fight of living legend Peter Aerts (103-30-1, 78 KOs), taking on newly crowned GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World Champion Rico Verhoeven. In the co-headline bout, #3 ranked Heavyweight, Romanian tactician Daniel Ghita (49-10-0, 38 KOs) battles the revitalized and hard-hitting Errol Zimmerman (101-10-1, 42 KOs). Also on the card, UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby (4-2-0, 3 KOs) competes against local fighter and GLORY newcomer Makoto Uehara (15-4-1, 9 KOs).
GLORY 13 Tokyo Fight Card:
Headline Bout: Peter Aerts vs. Rico Verhoeven
Tournament Final Bout C: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner
Co-Headline Bout: Daniel Ghita vs. Errol Zimmerman
Feature Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Makoto Uehara
Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Joseph Valtellini vs. Raymond Daniels
Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Nieky Holzken vs. Karapet Karapetyan
Also, for the first time ever, GLORY’s Super-Fight Series will be streamed live, including the Japanese retirement bout of Remy Bojansky (98-11-0, 36 KOs), who faces Brazil’s Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (36-10-1, 24 KOs). Tokyo Super-Fight Series airs on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 a.m. ET and is available for purchase via PPV at gloryworldseries.com.
Tokyo Super-Fight Series Card:
Jerome Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Ewerton Teixeira vs. Hesdy Gerges
Remy Bojansky vs. Anderson Silva
Aleksandr Stetcurenko vs. Karim Ghajji
Artur Kyshenko vs. Kenmun
Yuta Kubo vs. Mosab Amrani
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