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.
It's hard to believe we're halfway through 2014 already, and we'd like to know what has been YOUR fight of the year, so far? Let us know over on Twitter, using #FOTY, and tweet at us to give your opinion!
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UFC president Dana White has stated that Tyrone Spong wants to fight in the UFC.
If Spong signs, who would you think his first match up should be?
Spong is coming off a nasty leg break during his fight most recent fight for GLORY Sports International.
#UFC #contract #mma #kickboxing #LHW #glory #spong #legbreak
GLORY Sports International updated their cover photo.
If you're in New York City THIS WEEKEND, head to the Javits Center to the MMA World Expo to meet GLORY's own Middleweight star Wayne Barrett! For details, head to www.mmaworldexpo.com, we'll be at booth 234!
When we can watch GLORY again live in FIGHTSPORT TV ?
Who remembers #GLORY13 Tokyo? Nieky Holzken won the 2013 Welterweight Tournament in style, walking out to a massive crowd of Japanese fans, there to see Nieky do what he does best.
Next up in our series of iconic GLORY images: "Here Comes Nieky Holzken."
GLORY Sports International updated their cover photo.
So, whats the score? Is Glory 18 cancelled? Can see dates for Glory 19-25, but 18 is missing?
"Saulo "Cassius Clay" Cavalari is someone I would never, ever want to fight. The man is a beast in the ring; but outside of it he is actually a very calm and humble dude,” says James Law, GLORY photographer
Next up in our series of iconic images: Saulo Cavalari shows the world he's a force to be reckoned with at GLORY 12 in New York City
“I had heard a lot about him from my friend and fellow photographer Ryan Loco, who trains at the Blackzilians camp in Florida, and after watching his previous GLORY fights I knew I had to be 100% focused because the fight could end at literally any moment." - James Law, GLORY Photographer
Next up in our series of iconic images - Tyrone Spong, "The King of the Ring" at GLORY 11 Chicago
Undoubtedly one of the brightest talents at 154lbs, Andy Ristie made a statement at #GLORY17 with a shattering first round KO over Ky Hollenbeck. Do you think Ristie will end up back on top of the division in 2014?
Artem "The Lion" Levin is sitting at the pinnacle of the GLORY Middleweight division after winning three fights in one night at #LastManStanding. The elite Russian kickboxer looked untouchable, and his performance left one question in everyone's minds: who, if anyone, can stop The Lion?
Glory great shows but please try to make it happen with Steven Wakeling on your next card to really know who 's the best middle weight once and for all as your card is missing one of the best there is and sort it out with Artem the current champ since their last fight was a dodgy draw - this could sort it out as well. Please make it happen.
I would love to see Shane Oblonsky back i the ring, his first fight in the tournament was so good and I think the 2nd one would of ended differently if he had more time to refuel the tank. That fight after his ended in a first round knockout and I'm so curious how it would of went down if he had time to refill the gas tank
We asked our photographers to compile some of the most powerful photos from different GLORY events, and to tell the story behind each one. Image #1: Joe schilling shocks the world at #GLORY10 Los Angeles.
“We took over 7,000 pictures between us at GLORY 10 LOS ANGELES. This one is the strongest image of them all, hands down,” says James Law, GLORY photographer. “Against all the odds, Schilling fought his way to the tournament final for an epic encounter with world #1 Artem Levin."
Campeão do GLORY Sports International lutador de kickboxing Gökhan Saki vem ao Rio de Janeiro após trabalhar com craque da Holanda Sneijder com autorização de Louis Van Gaal
“I can see that some people are changing old and wrong ways because of my example, that is the best prize I could ever imagine. I want them all to know that whatever they can dream they can accomplish, they just need to want it and be ready to work very hard."
Alex 'Po Atan' Pereira speaks about the ways in which kickboxing has transformed his life for the better: https://www.gloryworldseries.com/en/news/view/599
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