Three fights have today been confirmed for GLORY 11 CHICAGO. Signed bout agreements are in place for all three fights.
Former world-ranked #1 light-heavyweight Danyo Ilunga (53-5, 40 KO’s) will look to bounce back from his GLORY 9 tournament disappointment when he faces the hard-hitting Michael Duut (38-4, 17 KO’s) of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ilunga, a student of Remy Bonjasky and equally prone to using his illustrious trainer’s trademark flying knee technique, won two consecutive fights in New York to book a spot in the final. He was then stopped by Tyrone Spong to take the tournament’s runner-up spot.
Duut came out of the tournament at #6 in the rankings and will crack the Top Five if he can score an impressive win. He looked to be on course for a big upset at GLORY 9 when he dropped Spong in the first round of their quarter-final fight, only for Spong to rebound instantly with a knockout blow of his own.
Gabriel Varga (22-2, 8 KO’s) is the son of a Shotokan Karate instructor and was a black belt by the age of sixteen. He has also spent extensive time in Thailand training the native art of Muay Thai. Varga has numerous national and international championships to his name and is 1-1 in GLORY after debuting in the 8-man featherweight slam tournament earlier this year.
Making his debut against Varga is Shane Oblonsky of Seal Beach, California, heading into what he calls “the biggest fight of my life”. Oblonsky arrives in GLORY having blasted his way through regional and international opposition, with numerous first- and second-round KO’s to his name.
British lightweight Reece McAllister (36-4-1, 12 KO’s) returns to the Glory World Series ring for the first time since beating Tim Thomas in his March debut. He will face Australian knockout artist ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Moxon (33-6-1, 22 KO’s). Moxon was originally set to face Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante but the Blackzilians fighter has been forced to pull out with an injury.
GLORY 11 CHICAGO takes place at the Sears Center Arena, Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Saturday October 12.
The main card airs live and free on SPIKE TV and hosts a four-man heavyweight championship tournament featuring Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghita, Anderson ’Braddock’ Silva and Rico Verhoeven.
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This week, we spent an afternoon with #Glory World Champ Wayne Barrett. Students learned some new moves, spoke to Wayne about what he was like when he was younger, and learned about the importance of dedication and mental toughness! Thank you Wayne and GLORY Sports International ! #ASASNewYork #AfterSchoolAllStars #MMA After-School All-Stars #PS145 @P.S.145
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Wayne Barrett is the #2 ranked kickboxer on earth, and he's on a mission to get a Middleweight Title shot versus Artem "The Lion" Levin - but first, he has to take on his first professional Dutch fighter, Jason Wilnis, at GLORY 18 in Oklahoma City.
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Every fighter has a playlist to get them motivated to hit the gym, or to step into the ring. We took a minute to talk with the #2 ranked GLORY Middleweight, Jamaican-born New Yorker Wayne Barrett, and get a peek at what's on his iPod...
and Badr Hari vs Rico
we want Spong in line up !!!
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THIS FRIDAY NIGHT make sure you're tuned into Spike TV at 11pm following our friends at Bellator MMA to catch an hour of the Top 20 Knockouts in GLORY kickboxing! Who do you hope to see on the list?
Headlining GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY is the Lightweight World Title clash between reigning GLORY Lightweight Champion Davit Kiria (22-9-0, 7 KOs) and #2 ranked challenger Robin van Roosmalen (32-6-0, 19 KOs) in the third fight of a trilogy that began in 2011. Van Roosmalen won each of the previous two encounters, with his latest victory coming nearly one year ago at GLORY 12: New York in November of 2013.
In the co-headline bout of the evening, worlds collide as American knockout artist and #2 ranked middleweight Wayne Barrett (5-1-0, 4 KOs) meets Dutch Kickboxing specialist Jason Wilnis (21-4-1, 6 KOs), currently ranked #9.
GLORY's one-night, four-man tournament format returns with power punchers Brian Collette (21-2-0, 18 KOs) and Zack Mwekassa (11-1-0, 10 KOs) squaring off. On the other side of the Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket, rising prospects do battle as Saulo Cavalari (28-2-0, 18 KOs) goes up against Danyo Ilunga (55-5, 43 KO’s). The winners of each semifinal bout will then face off to earn the right to fight for the GLORY Light Heavyweight World Title at a later date.
The full card for GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY can be found below:
GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY
Tournament Final Bout: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner
Headline Bout: Davit Kiria vs. Robin van Roosmalen
Co-Headline Bout: Wayne Barrett vs. Jason Wilnis
Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Saulo Cavalari vs. Danyo Ilunga
Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Brian Collette vs. Zack Mwekassa
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Zack Mwekassa is one of the most powerful fighters Africa has ever produced, and he has a personality to match his explosive style. On November 7th he steps back into the GLORY ring to participate in the GLORY Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament, where the winner must win two fights in one night to qualify for a shot at the Light Heavyweight World Title. How do you like Zack's chances in Oklahoma City?
What do you think about the upcoming Tournament of GLORY Sports International ?
Very impressive fighter and personality. Can not wait to see him in action again. Of course only at GLORY Sports International