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.
WIN a pair of authentic Leone GLORY 10oz Kickboxing gloves, signed by EVERY GLORY FIGHTER on the GLORY 19 card airing on Spike.
YOU are the sports journalist. Using the comments section, you must ask any of the GLORY 19 fighters a creative question – it can be about their background, their fighting style, their friends and family, or anything you think would make for a good story. The Glory team will run your questions to interview the four tournament fighters, and the best question wins the signed GLORY Gloves! Good luck…and the best question may be read live, during the broadcast on Spike, on February 6th!
AND, just in case one KO is not enough, here is another incredible move from Raymond Daniels. Will he do it again on Friday, February 6 ? One way to find out. WATCH IT on your TV or on our online stream on www.gloryworldseries.com Jon J Franklin Cornelius Hemmers Pierre Glory GLORY Sports International Michael Stets Steczkowski Joe Rogan
We're happy GLORY Sports International is back and that Joe Schilling is back in Glory. Some pretty amazing fights lined up for both Glory 19 and Glory 20. "Same shot, different day". Vicious right hook! We love Joe's grit! No matter if he's knocked down or bloodied up...he will never stop, he will never quit, and he will always be looking to knock you the f@#$ out! Nice little highlight promo by Glory. You guys excited to see Joe back in the Glory ring?
GLORY Sports International commented on their own video.
Whether in the GLORY ring or the Bellator MMA cage, Los Angeles' own Joe schilling is the fighter you can't afford to miss. Catch him on Spike TV on Friday, Feb. 6th, at #GLORY19 from the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia!
Kimurawear fighter, Robert "White Dragon" Thomas, is only 22 years old and already climbing the rankings in GLORY Sports International. I guess when you take your first fight at 14 years old (with 1 month of training) against a 25 year old champion in Mexico, you know you're meant to do this for a living. And that's just ONE of the crazy stories he shares in our interview.
Listen to hear his thoughts on his upcoming fight again Joe schilling at GLORY 19 on February 6th.
GLORY 19 on Spike: http://bit.ly/1JIScH5
"Now why would Mike Tyson be choosing apples? I hate apples..."
Enjoy outtakes from Mike Tyson's introduction of GLORY 19 Kickboxing on February 6th in Hampton, VA
I could watch Petrosyan fights on 24 hour stream and never get bored. It's SO exciting to see him back in the ring! Can't wait to see him back fighting on GLORY Sports International soon.
Are you a fan of his fighting style as much as I am? Or do you prefer a different type?
Human highlight reel Raymond "Real Deal" Daniels preps for the upcoming Welterweight Contender Tournament at #GLORY19
One-night, four welterweight fighters, and only one earns a shot at the Title. Check out one of Raymond's highlight KOs here: http://on.fb.me/1JqrnsX
Photos courtesy of Scott Hirano Photography
Coming soon to Spike in addition to Bellator MMA and GLORY Sports International - Live boxing!
Watch #GLORY19 on Friday, February 6th at 9/8c, on Spike TV!
Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven defends his title for the first time, while rival Errol Zimmerman hopes to topple the king of the division
The #1 ranked Middlweight contender in the world, Los Angeles' own Joe schilling, returns to the GLORY ring after a massive career victory in the Bellator MMA cage, facing one of Canada's fastest rising stars in Robert "White Dragon" Thomas
The one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament semi-finals feature Nieky Holzken vs. Alexander Stetsurenko, and Raymond daniels vs. Jonatan Oliveira - Maloqueiro
Which fight is your 'must watch' matchup on February 6th?
GLORY Sports International commented on their own video.
Watch #GLORY19 on Spike TV, Friday, February 6th, at 9/8c
Nieky Holzken spent a year on the sidelines of GLORY recovering from a shoulder injury - but now "The Natural" is back, he's healthy, and he's ready to push through the Welterweight Contender Tournament to secure his World Title shot versus Champion Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini. Who's YOUR pick to win the one-night, four-man tournament on February 6th?
Spike TV President Kevin Kay: Network's Friday Nights to become combat sports hub. Whether it's Bellator MMA, GLORY Sports International or Premier Boxing Champions, some sort of combat sports are going to be on Spike on Fridays. #MMA #BellatorMMA #Boxing Boxing News
GLORY Sports International renews 2 European contracts that will bring their brand to more than 170 territories.