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.
GLORY Kickboxing added 104 new photos to the album: GLORY 37 Los Angeles - Weigh Ins.
We're just hours away from a massive night of #Kickboxing in downtown #LosAngeles - get warmed up for #GLORY37 with episode 6 of the GLORY Kickboxing podcast.
TONIGHT is fight night in #LosAngeles! Watch as all of the #GLORY37 fighters get geared up for the big show at The Novo DTLA with "Inside GLORY 37, episode 3."
Two of the most exciting American fighters on the GLORY roster go toe-to-toe tonight at #GLORY37 on the SuperFight Series - hear what they had to say ahead of the show.
Watch this fight on UFC Fight Pass tonight at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT: http://bit.ly/GLORY37SuperFightSeriesonUFCFightPass
Jason "Psycho" Wilnis shocked the world and took the middleweight belt at GLORY 33, and TONIGHT at #GLORY37 Los Angeles he's ready to defend that belt. Who's on team Wilnis?
Watch on ESPN3 at http://bit.ly/GLORY37onESPN3
Watch internationally on EverSport at http://bit.ly/LiveStreamGLORY
Israel Adesanya is staring down the barrel of the biggest opportunity of his life, with the middleweight world championship belt at the other end of five rounds. Who's on team Adesanya tonight at #GLORY37 Los Angeles? http://bit.ly/GLORY37onESPN3
This is "Inside #GLORY37, episode 2," giving you another behind the scenes look at the GLORY Kickboxing fighters getting ready for fight night. Which matchup is your must watch fight of the night?
The #GLORY37 weighs ins took place this afternoon in downtown #LosAngeles, and most fighters made weight. Unfortunately, Robin van Roosmalen missed weight and was forced to vacate the title. If Matt "Matics" Embree wins, he will become champion. If Robin wins, he will be the #1 contender in the featherweight division.
Join the GLORY women's super bantamweight champ Tiffany TimeBomb Van Soest for a night of #KICKBOXING tomorrow night at #GLORY37 Los Angeles, buy your tickets at www.bit.ly/GLORY37tix
GLORY Kickboxing was live.
Get your questions ready for Canadian featherweight phenom Matt "Matics" Embree and join us at 9pm ET / 6pm PT for an exclusive live streamed Q&A with the title challenger ahead of #GLORY37 this Friday night.
Go behind the scenes during fight week with the #GLORY37 athletes ahead of Friday night’s show at The Novo DTLA - this is “Inside GLORY 37, episode 1"
TODAY, make sure you're tuned into the Joe Rogan Experience to catch our very own Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini talking all things #Kickboxing and #GLORY37 ahead of this Friday's fights! Get your tickets to the show at The Novo DTLA from www.bit.ly/GLORY37tix
It's officially #GLORY37 FIGHT WEEK! Preview the action happening this Friday night in #LosAngeles with "The GLORY Kickboxing Podcast, ep. 5," and subsribe to the podcast on iTunes at https://itun.es/us/_GPahb.c
Can't make it to the arena live this Friday? We have you covered. The #GLORY37 SuperFight Series begins at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT on #UFCFightPass, followed by GLORY 37 Los Angeles at 1am ET / 10pm PT on ESPN3!
GLORY Kickboxing shared The University of MMA's video.
It's hard to believe #GLORYCollision was already a month ago - but we're back in action with TWO world titles on the line at #GLORY37 Los Angeles, next Friday at The Novo DTLA: www.bit.ly/GLORY37tix
GLORY Kickboxing shared Engage's video.
Go inside the ring with featherweight title challenger Matt "Matics" Embree and Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini, and get a look at Embree's brilliant strategic mind leading into #GLORY37 next Friday, January 20th, at The Novo DTLA. Buy tickets at www.bit.ly/GLORY37tix
VOTE NOW for your "Fight of the Year" pick from 2016! Vote in the comments using the following choices:
A. Jason Wilnis vs. Filip Verlinden at GLORY 28
B. Nieky Holzken vs. Yoann Kongolo at GLORY 29
C. Michael Duut vs. Danyo Ilunga at GLORY Collision
D. Sittichai vs. Marat Grigorian at GLORY 28
VOTE NOW in the comments for your choice of "Knockout of the Year" in 2016! Choose from the following:
"A" for Guto Inocente vs. Demoreo Dennis at GLORY 27
"B" for Zinedine Hameur-Lain vs. Warren Thompson at GLORY 32
"C" for Jason Wilnis vs. Simon Marcus at GLORY 33
"D" for Marat Grigorian vs. Djime Coulibaly at GLORY 30
Relive #GLORY36 Germany and get excited for #GLORY37 on January 20th in Los Angeles!