Dylan Salvador was born and raised in the south of France, first in the ancient city of Lyon and then further south in the city of Perpignan (well known to European Rugby fans for the successes of their team) on the south coast.
Salvador played soccer with his friends as a youth but then encountered the movies of Jean Claude Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky movies. This got his attention and immediately made him want to become a martial artist and fighter.
He was “ten or eleven years old” at the time and within weeks was enrolled in a kickboxing school. Shortly afterwards he switched to Muay Thai because he wanted to study the Thai art as seen in the KICKBOXER movie.
He was lucky to be in the Lyon area because that is where team Nasser-K are based and they are one of the best in Europe. Under the stewardship of former world champion Naasser Kacem the team has established a great reputation and is home to some great fighters.
Salvador has some notable wins in Muay Thai over Thai fighters and also in 2015 took a close win over Sittichai under kickboxing rules in Italy.
Outside of his fighting career Salvardor also has a Diploma of Scientific and Technical University Study to do with sports physiology. It is applicable to physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation and he says the qualification is part of his preparation for his career after fighting.
GLORY Kickboxing added 78 new photos to the album: GLORY 38 Chicago Selects — with Richard Maximus Abraham and Antoine Pinto - อองตวน ปินโต.
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Romanian heavyweight Benny Benjamin Adegbuyi is the #1 contender in the heavyweight ranks and he's made sacrifices to get there. He faces Anderson 'Braddock' Silva in the main event of the GLORY 38 CHICAGO Superfight Series card.
Go behind-the-scenes of #GLORY38 Chicago fight week. In the final part of the series, we follow the fighters around during the official and ceremonial weigh-ins.
Artem Vakhitov will defend the light-heavyweight championship against Saulo Cavalari in the main event of GLORY 38 CHICAGO, they are 1-1 against each other and this will be the rubber-match.
BREAKING‼️ Brian "The Lion" Collette replaces Zack Mwekassa in the light heavyweight contender tournament and will now face Zinedine Hameur-Lain in the opening round!
Richard 'Maximus' Abraham heads into GLORY 38 CHICAGO this Friday looking to extend his GLORY win streak to 5-0 and put his name in the title shot mix. He faces Thailand-based French standout Antoine Pinto in the co-main event.
Master of Ceremonies Tim Hughes was center stage today to orchestrate the GLORY 38 CHICAGO weigh-ins ahead of Friday's event at the Sears Center.
Light-Heavyweight champion Artem Vakhitov defends his belt in the main event in a rubber match with Saulo Cavalari. The card also features Zack Mwekassa, Benjamin Adegbuyi, Thongchai, Catalin Morosanu, Murthel Groenhart and more.
Zack The black Warrior Mwekassa goes into this Friday's GLORY 38 CHICAGO four-man Light-Heavyweight Contender Tournament with some "tricks up [my] sleeve" and an issue to settle with Zinedine Hameur-Lain.
Murthel Groenhart and Thongchai Sitsongpeenong will square off in a welterweight battle this Friday at GLORY 38 CHICAGO on the SUPERFIGHT SERIES card. They are both confident of victory but only one will get his hand raised at the end.
Maurice "The Pirate " Greene faces Catalin Morosanu at GLORY 38 CHICAGO on Friday and has the perfect gameplan in place, courtesy of his son Jack, aged 6.
Murthel Groenhart vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. This fight is going to be 🔥🔥.
Romanian heavyweight Catalin Morosanu will debut for GLORY this Friday at GLORY 38 CHICAGO. He's in the USA but the arena will feel like home - Chicago has a large Romanian population and they will be out in force to support him against Maurice "The Pirate " Greene.
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Go behind-the-scenes of #GLORY38 Chicago fight week. In this episode, the fighters spend their free time away from fighting and participate in local community service and wrap up media appearances.