Posts Tagged ‘Glory World Series’
Marc de Bonte is the reigning GLORY Welterweight World Champion, claiming the belt from Karapet Karapetyan in a technical Title fight at GLORY 16 Denver. Marc is without a doubt one of the most elite fighters in the kickboxing game, but he’s heard the call of critics saying that he needs to solidify his Title versus the likes of “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini and Nieky “The Natural” Holzken – and he’s not afraid to do just that. De Bonte made it clear immediately following GLORY 16, he’s not scared of anybody in his weight division, and he’s ready to throw down to prove it at Last Man Standing.
Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling is LA’s hometown hero, and he’s without a doubt one of the most exciting names in kickboxing. The last time Joe fought in his hometown, he pulled off a truly cinematic style tournament win in the Four-man Middleweight Tournament, with an extra round victory over #1 ranked Artem “The Lion” Levin. Joe is stronger, faster, and more motivated than ever to win in Los Angeles at Last Man Standing, and he’s taking no prisoners.
GLORY 16 Denver arrived in the Rockies with the Heavyweights ready to throw down – featuring the Heavyweight Contender Tournament, which saw “The Bonecrusher” Errol Zimmerman lay waste to two opponents on his way to victory. The event was Headlined with a Welterweight (77kg) Title Fight, as Marc De Bonte out-pointed Karapet Karapetyan. Here’s what happened behind the scenes
Pat “HD” Barry is a huge name in Martial Arts, and he’s ready to make his GLORY Heavyweight debut versus Zack Mwekassa at GLORY 16 Denver on May 3rd.
Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki is one of the most recognized names in European kickboxing, and he’s prepared for an absolute war at GLORY 15 Istanbul, in front of his home crowd. GLORY 15 Istanbul, features the 2014 Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament! Four of the top 209lb (95kg) kickboxers on the planet gather from all corners of the Earth, with the semi-finals pitting Turkey’s Gokhan Saki vs Australia’s Nathan Corbett, and Suriname’s Tyrone Spong vs Brazil’s Saulo Cavalari.
Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most well known names in kickboxing and MMA alike, and he’s been on a tear through the kickboxing world since his return to the sport – but GLORY 14 Zagreb will be his debut in GLORY, against an opponent out for revenge. Remy Bonjasky fought Mirko Cro-Cop in 2002, and he’s looking to rectify the record this time around.
Andy “The Machine” Ristie shocked the world at GLORY 12 New York, and now he’s sitting in the #1 spot of all the Lightweight contenders. At GLORY 14 Zagreb, he’s ready to fight Karateka Davit Kiria, and one of these two elites will walk away with the belt, and the title of Lightweight World Champion.
Cro-Cop, Bonjasky, Ristie, Kiria, and many, many more of the world’s top kickboxers are preparing for the return of GLORY to Europe, with GLORY 14 Zagreb! Watch as Mauro Ranallo introduces the event formally to the rest of the world.
Remy Bonjasky is one of the most decorated names in professional Kickboxing. He’s a three time world champion, and an absolute Goliath of the sport in Japan. Remy fights Anderson “Braddock” Silva at GLORY 13 Tokyo, granting Silva a shot at redemption – but Bonjasky doesn’t intend on losing.
Whether you were watching at home on Spike TV, or in the completely sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden, GLORY 12 New York was undoubtedly one of the best GLORY events to date, and the movement has only really just begun. Check out the full event highlight, as well as interviews from the headline fighters and fans. Be sure to tell your friends – it’s time for GLORY!
Relive some of the action from GLORY 11 Chicago as you await the world’s four top-ranked lightweights who will meet in the GLORY 12 Lightweight Championship Tournament for a one-night tournament which will see the winner emerge with a $150,000 grand prize this Saturday night in New York