GLORY 16 DENVER: Card Announced

GLORY 16 DENVER: Card Announced

Wednesday, Jul 12 2017

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for GLORY 16 DENVER.

GLORY 16 DENVER takes place at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado on Saturday, May 3 and will air LIVE on SPIKE TV at 8 p.m. ET.

The event is headlined by a Welterweight World Championship Title Fight that pits #1 ranked Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken (84-11-0, 44 KOs) of the Netherlands up against Belgium’s Marc de Bonte (86-11-1, 28 KOs), currently ranked #5.

Originally scheduled for GLORY 15 ISTANBUL, the match-up between power puncher Errol ‘The Bonecrusher’ Zimmerman (101-11-1, 42 KOs) and knockout artist Bangin’ Ben Edwards (36-9-3, 32 KOs) now serves as one half of the Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 16 DENVER.

On the other side of the tournament bracket, heavy handed Russian Sergey Kharitonov (5-3-0, 3 KOs) meets Brazil’s Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (37-10-1, 24 KOs).

Winners of GLORY Contender Tournaments are awarded a spot in their division’s next World Championship Tournament, which has the World Title on the line.

The winner of the GLORY 16 Contender Tournament will be competing for the GLORY World Heavyweight Championship later this year.

Making his GLORY debut in the Contender Tournament reserve bout - the winner of which will step up should either of the tournament finalists be unable to enter the ring - is recently signed heavyweight Pat ‘HD’ Barry (15-5-1, 9 KOs). He takes on fellow newcomer and former professional boxer Zack Mwekassa (10-1-0, 9 KOs).


Tournament Final Bout: Semi-final Bout A Winner vs. Semi-final Bout B Winner

Welterweight World Title Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte

Tournament Reserve Bout: Pat Barry vs. Zack Mwekassa

Tournament Semi-final Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Sergey Kharitonov

Tournament Semi-final Bout A: Ben Edwards vs. Errol Zimmerman


Tickets for GLORY 16 DENVER are on sale now at, by calling 303.893.TIXS and at Altitude Tickets’ kiosks located inside all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the Pepsi Center box office and at the 1STBANK Center box office (open event days only).