Golden Glory

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Golden Glory[1]
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Est. 1999
Founded by Bas Boon
Ron Nyqvist
Frederico Lapenda
Past titleholders

Semmy Schilt 9th King of Pancrase (1999)

Marloes Coenen (Former Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Champion)[2]
Training facilities Breda, Netherlands
Bucharest, Romania
Pattaya, Thailand
Berlin, Germany

Golden Glory is a Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts camp and management team, based in the Netherlands.

Description[edit]

Golden Glory's professional MMA and kickboxing roster includes Marloes Coenen, Semmy Schilt, Sergei Kharitonov, Gokhan Saki, Errol Zimmerman, Jon Olav Einemo, Ashwin Balrak, Nieky Holzken, Chalid Die Faust and Alexandru Lungu who have fought in promotions such as K-1, Shooto, K-1 HERO'S, Pancrase, PRIDE FC, DREAM, Strikeforce, and the UFC.

The founders of Golden Glory also founded the World Vale Tudo Championships, a tournament which featured champions the likes of Oleg Taktarov, Mark Kerr, Pedro Rizzo, and Marco Ruas.[citation needed]

At the beginning of 2009, in January, Golden Glory opened a dojo in Bucharest, Romania in the presence of Bas Boon, Dave Jonkers and Semmy Schilt.[3] After the successful opening of the Golden Glory Romania gym - Golden Glory also opened a gym in Pattaya, Thailand.[4] In November 2010 opened in Berlin, Germany a Golden Glory Gym.

In early October 2010 Golden Glory announced plans to open a satellite gym in Huntington Beach, California, USA.[5]

In the summer of 2011, in the wake of Alistair Overeem's removal from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix a dispute emerged between the management of Golden Glory and the Zuffa organization which led to the termination of Valentijn Overeem, Jon Olav Einemo and Marloes Coenen's contracts with the UFC and Strikeforce.[6]

Notable fighters[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Glory team/association search". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ http://strikeforce.com/fighters/
  3. ^ "Golden Glory". Golden Glory. 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Golden Glory". Golden Glory. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  5. ^ Aaron Young (Contributor) (2010-10-10). "Golden Glory To Open Satellite Gym In Huntington Beach". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  6. ^ Cofield, Steve. "Overeem fallout? Coenen, Einemo and older bro cut by Zuffa - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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