Itay  Gershon
Current Rank
#8 Lightweight
Height
176 CM / 5'9"
Nationality
Israel
Weightclass
Lightweight
Weight
71 KG / 157 LBS
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Fighter Stats

Glory Record 2-0-0 (0 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 9:00 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 0:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 11.28 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 7.94 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 3.34 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 52.86% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Justin Houghton Glory 48: New York
Dec 01 2017
Decision - Unanimous
Win Rafal Dudek Glory 43: New York
Jul 14 2017
Decision - Unanimous

Fighter Bio

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Itay
Gershon
2-0-0 (0 KO) Israel

Itay Gershon holds the distinction of being the first Israeli fighter to sign with GLORY Kickboxing.

Born and raised in Jerusalem and now resident in a Tel Aviv suburb, Gershon is regarded as the best striker in the Israeli martial arts scene. Having won European and world amateur championships, he is now setting his sights on kickboxing's top prize: a GLORY belt.

“I was born in Jerusalem and grew up in an area called Katamon,” he says. “It was a rough neighborhood, there were a lot of thugs around. I had to learn to defend myself; I started training when I was 14, after a group of older teenagers beat me up and one of them cut me with a knife.

“At the same time, growing up, my father was often very sick. It was stressful. All this trauma changed me, gave me the desire to be as strong and tough as I can possibly be. At first I started training to protect myself, alongside my brother, but I soon fell in love with the sport. 

Gershon says that very quickly he knew that he wanted nothing more in life than to be a professional kickboxer and a world champion. At age 15 he took his first steps into amateur competition with the IFMA (International Federation Muay Thai Amateur) and competed in tournaments staged in Russia and Europe.

Success followed success. He soon became known for his range of spectacular and unorthodox techniques plus an explosive level of power which would frequently have his opponent left lying on the canvas, unable to continue. Now he is bringing his skills to GLORY in the hopes of becoming the organization's first champion from the Middle East.