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.
#GLORYCollision is kicking off NOW! This is the #KICKBOXING event of the decade, buy your pay-per-view NOW at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
The #GLORYCollision prelims just wrapped up with a serious contender for fight of the year as Michael Duut defeated Danyo Ilunga in an extra round. For more action like this, buy your GLORY Collision PPV access NOW at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
The first ever women's super bantamweight belt is on the line tonight, and the eventual champion will need to win TWO FIGHTS in ONE NIGHT! Tiffany TimeBomb Van Soest, Jessica "Thumper" Gladstone, Isis Verbeek, or Amel Dehby - who you got? Watch the semi-finals FREE at http://bit.ly/GLORYCollisionPrelims
The fourth and final episode of "Inside GLORY: Collision" brings you behind the scenes with Rico Verhoeven, Badr Hari, Nieky Holzken, and the rest of the fighters from tonight's massive event. Here's how to watch all segments of #GLORY36 and #GLORYCollision: http://bit.ly/WatchGLORYTonight
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The Netherlands' Isis Verbeek is ready for action on the #GLORYCollision Prelims tomorrow - and if she wins, she'll get a spot in the finals at GLORY Collision later in the night. Watch her in the semi-finals of the women's super bantamweight grand prix tomorrow, live and free on UFC Fight Pass at https://www.ufc.tv/video/glory-collision-prelims
All fighters weighed in today ahead of #GLORYCollision tomorrow - are you ready for the #Kickboxing event of the decade? Order your pay-per-view access at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
Now THAT is a staredown! Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari goes down TOMORROW NIGHT at #GLORYCollision, pre-order your pay-per-view access at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
This is episode 3 of "Inside #GLORYCollision," giving you an inside look at the fighters here in Germany as they prep for tomorrow's big night of fights. The #GLORY36 and GLORY Collision weigh ins are kicking off NOW, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS for live results, and stay tuned for official weigh-in footage at 4pm CET / 3pm GMT / 10am ET
GLORY Kickboxing added 45 new photos to the album: GLORY 36 & GLORY Collision Weigh Ins.
In episode 3, favored super-bantamweight Tiffany Van Soest joins Todd Grisham, Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini, and special guest John O'Regan. This episode also features more exclusives with Rico Verhoeven
GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven. On Saturday night, December 10, he and his rival Badr Hari will face off to settle their differences in the headline bout of #GLORYCollision http://bit.ly/UFCtvGLORYCollision
Tiffany TimeBomb Van Soest is one of four fighters taking part in the GLORY Women's Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix, which started out with eight fighters earlier this year and will now conclude on Saturday night at #GLORYCollision with a four-woman tournament. The semi-finals take place on the GLORY Collision prelims, which air on UFC FIGHT PASS for FREE: https://www.ufc.tv/video/glory-collision-prelims
Nieky Holzken is the reigning king of the welterweight division and this Saturday, December 10th, at #GLORYCollision he looks to retain the belt against French rival Doumced in what will be his fourth title defense. www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
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This is "Inside #GLORYCollision," episode 2. Take an exclusive look at Badr Hari's training process, featuring interviews with coach "Big Mike" Mike Passenier, teammate Murthel Groenhart, and much more. TAG A FRIEND who needs to watch #GLORYCollision this Saturday night: www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
This is "Inside #GLORYCollision," episode 1! Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Rico Verhoeven's preparation for this Saturday night, where he faces arch-rival Badr Hari in a historic heavyweight #Kickboxing showdown. Pre-order your pay-per-view access to this mega-event at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
We might have a new knockout to add to this list after Saturday night...
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We brought in one of the most decorated heavyweights of all time to commentate at #GLORYCollision, please welcome Alistair Overeem to the commentary dream team this Saturday night!
GLORY Kickboxing shared Tiffany TimeBomb Van Soest's video.
Todd Grisham caught up with Badr Hari recently to get an exclusive interview ahead of #GLORYCollision on December 10th, and here's what #Kickboxing's original bad boy had to say. Pre-order your PPV access at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision
Heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven has accomplished so much at such a young age - but he's got one massive test in front of him this Saturday night at #GLORYCollision. Pre-order your PPV access at http://bit.ly/UFCtvGLORYCollision
France's Cedric Doumbe is getting a shot at welterweight champ Nieky Holzken at #GLORYCollision in 7 days, and he's certainly not short on confidence. Pre-order your pay-per-view access to GLORY Collision at www.ufc.tv/glorycollision