Ariake Colosseum Hosts
Year-End Welterweight World Championship Kickboxing Tournament
LIVE on Saturday, December 21st
New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, proudly announces its final event of the calendar year, GLORY 13, featuring a televised one-night, Welterweight World Championship Tournament, taking place at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 21st.
GLORY’s Welterweight World Championship Tournament will feature the top-ranked kickboxers at 77kg/170lb, including GLORY’s #1 Ranked Welterweight fighter, Nieky Holzken (82-11-0, 43 KOs) of the Netherlands.
To emerge as the GLORY Champion, given the 4-man tournament structure, a combatant will need to fight and win two bouts in the same night.
While the Welterweight World Championship Tournament will be a focal point of the night, other headline fights will be featured alongside a taping of the GLORY SuperFights Series. Local undercard fights are still to be announced. GLORY has conducted two other events in Japan in its two-year history and crowned a Heavyweight World Champion, Semmy Schilt at Glory 4, and Featherweight World Champion Yuta Kubo at Glory 8.
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider, and maintains offices in New York, London, Holland, Singapore, and Tokyo. GLORY programming is seen in over 170 countries. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS, and visit us online at www.gloryworldseries.com.