2017 in Glory

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2017 in Glory
Information
First date January 20, 2017
Last date December 9, 2017
Events
Total events 15
Glory 13
Road To Glory 2
Fights
Chronology

2016 in Glory 2017 in Glory 2018 in Glory

The year 2017 was the sixth year in the history of the Glory, an international kickboxing event. The year started with Glory 37: Los Angeles. The events are broadcasts through television agreements with ESPN and other regional channels around the world.

Contents

Glory 2017 Awards[edit]

The following fighters won the GLORY Kickboxing year-end awards for 2017:

  • Glory Fighter of the Year 2017: Rico Verhoeven
  • Glory Fight of the Year 2017: Chenglong Zhang vs. Masaya Kubo
  • Glory Knockout of the Year 2017: Rico Verhoeven against Jamal Ben Saddik
  • Glory Knockout Kick of the Year 2017: Stoyan Koprivlenski against Maykol Yurk
  • Glory Upset of the Year 2017: Elvis Gashi against Josh Jauncey
  • Glory Newcomer of the Year 2017: Anissa Meksen
  • Glory Comeback of the Year 2017: Kevin Van Nostrand against Anvar Boynazarov

List of events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
1 Glory 37: Los Angeles January 20, 2017 The Novo by Microsoft United States Los Angeles, California, USA
2 Glory 38: Chicago February 24, 2017 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
3 Road to Glory UK 1 March 11, 2017 Grantham Meres Leisure Centre England Grantham, England
4 Glory 39: Brussels March 25, 2017 Vorst National Belgium Brussels, Belgium
5 Glory 40: Copenhagen April 29, 2017 Forum Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
6 Glory 41: Holland May 20, 2017 Brabanthallen Netherlands Den Bosch, Netherlands
7 Glory 42: Paris June 10, 2017 AccorHotels Arena France Paris, France
8 Glory 43: New York July 14, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden [1] United States New York City, New York, USA
9 Glory 44: Chicago August 25, 2017 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
10 Glory 45: Amsterdam September 30, 2017 Sporthallen Zuid Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 Road to Glory UK 2 October 7, 2017 Grantham Meres Leisure Centre England Grantham, England
12 Glory 46: China October 14, 2017 Guangzhou Gymnasium China Guangzhou, China
13 Glory 47: Lyon October 28, 2017 Palais des Sports de Gerland France Lyon, France
14 Glory 48: New York December 1, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden United States New York City, New York, USA
15 Glory 49: Rotterdam December 9, 2017 Ahoy Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands

Glory 37: Los Angeles[edit]

Glory 37: Los Angeles
Information
Promotion Glory
Date January 20, 2017
Venue The Novo by Microsoft
City United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Event chronology

Glory 36: Oberhausen Glory 37: Los Angeles Glory 38: Chicago

Glory 37: Los Angeles was a kickboxing event held on January 20, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Background[edit]

This event featured two world title fight for the Middleweight Championship between Jason Wilnis and Israel Adesanya as headliner, also the show featured 4-Man Welterweight Contender Tournament.

Robin van Roosmalen missed weight and was stripped of the Featherweight Championship. Only Embree has fought for the vacant Featherweight Championship.

Results[edit]

Glory 37
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 85 kg Netherlands Jason Wilnis (c) def. New Zealand Israel Adesanya Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Glory Middleweight Championship
Welterweight 77 kg Switzerland Yoann Kongolo def. France Karim Benmansour KO (Punches) 3 2:57 Welterweight Contender Tournament Final
Heavyweight 120 kg Brazil Guto Inocente def. Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall Decision (Extra Round) 4 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg France Karim Benmansour def. Argentina Alan Scheinson Decision (Split) 3 3:00 Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Welterweight 77 kg Switzerland Yoann Kongolo def. Russia Konstantin Khuzin Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Featherweight 65 kg Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen def. Canada Matt Embree TKO (Punches) 4 2:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Brazil Jhonata Diniz def. Slovakia Tomáš Možný Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight 85 kg United States Warren Thompson def. United States Mike Lemaire Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Women's Super Bantamweight 55 kg United States Zoila Frausto def. Germany Daniela Graf Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze def. France Victor Pinto KO (Liver Kick) 1 2:03

2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Russia Konstantin Khuzin 3r.
Switzerland Yoann Kongolo DEC
Switzerland Yoann Kongolo TKO
France Karim Benmansour 3r.
France Karim Benmansour DEC
Argentina Alan Scheinson 3r.

Glory 38: Chicago[edit]

Glory 38: Chicago
Glory 28 poster.jpeg
The poster for Glory 38: Chicago.
Information
Promotion Glory
Date February 24, 2017
Venue Sears Centre
City United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
Event chronology

Glory 37: Los Angeles Glory 38: Chicago Road to Glory UK

Glory 38: Chicago was a kickboxing event held on February 24, 2017 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

Background[edit]

This event featured a world title fight for the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship between Artem Vakhitov and Saulo Cavalari as headliner, and 4-Man Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament to earn a title shot for the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship.

The Superfight Series was originally expected to be co-headlined by Cătălin Moroșanu and Chi Lewis-Parry. However, Lewis-Parry pulled out of the Fight, so Moroșanu faced Maurice Greene.

Zack Mwekassa was pulled from the tournament by the Illinois State Athletic Commission early on Friday morning for undisclosed medical issues and Zinedine Hameur-Lain faced Brian Collette.

Result[edit]

Glory 38
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Russia Artem Vakhitov (c) def. Brazil Saulo Cavalari TKO (Punches) 2 2:43 For the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Brazil Ariel Machado def. France Zinedine Hameur-Lain TKO (Punches) 1 2:43 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Final
Welterweight 77 kg France Antoine Pinto def. United States Richard Abraham Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Brazil Ariel Machado def. Democratic Republic of the Congo Danyo Ilunga Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Light Heavyweight 95 kg France Zinedine Hameur-Lain def. United States Brian Collette KO (Punch) 2 2:46 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Heavyweight 120 kg Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Brazil Anderson Silva Decision (Extra Round) 4 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Romania Cătălin Moroșanu def. United States Maurice Greene KO (Punch) 2 0:23
Welterweight 77 kg Netherlands Murthel Groenhart def. Thailand Thongchai KO (Punches) 3 1:45
Welterweight 77 kg Mexico Daniel Morales def. Poland Paweł Jędrzejczyk Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Denmark Niclas Larsen def. Poland Łukasz Pławecki Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
United States Brian Collette 2r.
France Zinedine Hameur-Lain KO
France Zinedine Hameur-Lain 1r.
Brazil Ariel Machado TKO
Democratic Republic of the Congo Danyo Ilunga 3r.
Brazil Ariel Machado DEC

Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament[edit]

Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament
Information
Promotion Glory
Date March 11, 2017
Venue Grantham Meres Leisure Centre
City England Grantham, England
Event chronology

Glory 38: Chicago Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament Glory 39: Brussels

Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament was a kickboxing event held on March 11, 2017 at the Grantham Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham, England.

Results[edit]

Road to Glory UK
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight 65 kg England Mo Abdurahman def. England Bailey Sugden Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Final
Welterweight 77 kg England Jamie Bates def. England Kev Ward Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg England William Goldie-Galloway def. England Vinny Church KO (Punches) 2 2:17
Featherweight 65 kg England Mo Abdurahman def. England Joe Himsworth Ko (Punch) 2 2:00 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Semi-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg England Bailey Sugden def. Romania Adrian Maxim Decision (Majority) 3 3:00 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Semi-Finals
Catchweight 72.5 kg England Ammari Diedrick def. England Marcus Powell Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg England Joe Himsworth def. England Gary Laws TKO (2 Knockdowns Rule) 1 2:24 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg England Mo Abdurahman def. England Matthew Gordon TKO (2 Knockdowns Rule) 2 2:30 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg Romania Adrian Maxim def. Italy Matteo de Rosa Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg England Bailey Sugden def. England Andrew Liddell TKO (Knee to the Body) 3 1:40 Featherweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals

Glory 39: Brussels[edit]

Glory 39: Brussels
Information
Promotion Glory
Date March 25, 2017
Venue Vorst National
City Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Event chronology

Road to Glory UK Glory 39: Brussels Glory 40: Copenhagen

Glory 39: Brussels was a kickboxing event held on March 25, 2017 at the Vorst National in Brussels, Belgium.

Background[edit]

This event featured two world title fight for the Glory Welterweight Championship between Cedric Doumbe and Yoann Kongolo as Glory 39 headliner, for the Glory Lightweight Championship between Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong and Dylan Salvadoras Superfight Series headliner Also this event featured 4-Man Featherweight Contender Tournament.

Hysni Beqiri had to withdraw from Glory 39, because of an injury in a car accident. Anton Petrov filled in for Beqiri against Marat Grigorian.

French veteran Karim Benmansour no longer competed at Glory 39 as he required additional time off to recover from surgery. Therefore, Harut Grigorian faced a new opponent, Pavol Garaj.

Due to visa issue, Anvar Boynazarov no longer competed in the Glory 39 featherweight contender tournament. His slot was filled by Nafi Bilalovski.

Chi Lewis-Parry had to withdraw due to illness, the fight with Hesdy Gerges was off.

Results[edit]

Glory 39
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight 77 kg France Cedric Doumbe (c) def. Switzerland Yoann Kongolo Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Glory Welterweight Championship
Featherweight 65 kg Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao def. Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk Decision (Split) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final
Heavyweight 120 kg Morocco Jamal Ben Saddik def. Brazil Guto Inocente Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk def. Belgium Nafi Bilalovski Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao def. Russia Alexei Ulyanov Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Lightweight 70 kg Thailand Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) def. France Dylan Salvador TKO (Knee to the Body) 4 2:58 For the Glory Lightweight Championship
Lightweight 70 kg Armenia Marat Grigorian def. Bulgaria Anton Petrov TKO (Leg Kick) 2 1:59
Lightweight 70 kg China Meng Qinghao def. France Killian Moulun Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg Armenia Harut Grigorian def. Slovakia Pavol Garaj Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Morocco Tyjani Beztati def. Tunisia Sabri Henia TKO (3 Knockdowns) 2 2:05

2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao DEC
Russia Alexei Ulyanov 5-0
Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao DEC
Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk 4-1
Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk DEC
Belgium Nafi Bilalovski 5-0

Glory 40: Copenhagen[edit]

Glory 40: Copenhagen
Information
Promotion Glory
Date April 29, 2017
Venue Forum Copenhagen
City Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Event chronology

Glory 39: Brussels Glory 40: Copenhagen Glory 41: Holland

Glory 40: Copenhagen was a kickboxing event held on April 29, 2017 at the Forum Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background[edit]

This event featured a world title fight for the Glory Middleweight Championship between Jason Wilnis and Simon Marcus as headliner, and 4-Man Middleweight Contender Tournament to earn a title shot for the Glory Middleweight Championship.

Fight Card[edit]

Glory 40
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 85 kg Canada Simon Marcus def. Netherlands Jason Wilnis (c) Decision (Split) 5 3:00 For the Glory Middleweight Championship
Middleweight 85 kg Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui def. Brazil Alex Pereira Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight 70 kg Denmark Niclas Larsen def. Thailand Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight 85 kg Brazil Alex Pereira def. Sweden Burim Rama TKO (3 Knockdowns) 3 1:42 Middleweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Middleweight 85 kg Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui def. Croatia Agron Preteni Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Welterweight 77 kg England Jamie Bates def. United States Richard Abraham Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Denmark Mohammed El-Mir def. Norway Simón Santana Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight 95 kg France Freddy Kemayo def. Morocco Imad Hadar TKO (Punches) 2 2:21
Lightweight 70 kg Canada Josh Jauncey def. Spain Antonio Gómez TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 2 1:05
Featherweight 66 kg China Yuhang Xie def. United States Chris Mauceri Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

2017 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Brazil Alex Pereira DEC
Sweden Burim Rama 5-0
Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui DEC
Brazil Alex Pereira 5-0
Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui DEC
Croatia Agron Preteni 5-0

Glory 41: Holland[edit]

Glory 41: Holland
Glory 41 Holland.jpg
The poster for Glory 41: Holland.
Information
Promotion Glory
Date May 20, 2017
Venue Brabanthallen
City Netherlands Den Bosch, Netherlands
Event chronology

Glory 40: Copenhagen Glory 41: Holland Glory 42: Paris

Glory 41: Holland was a kickboxing event held on May 20, 2017 at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
  • Knockout of the Night: D'Angelo Marshall

Results[edit]

Glory 41
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Egypt Hesdy Gerges def. Czech Republic Tomáš Hron Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall def. Brazil Anderson Silva Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Final
Featherweight 66 kg China Chenglong Zhang def. Cape Verde Wilson Sanches Mendes Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall def. Germany Mohamed Abdallah TKO (2 knockdowns) 1 0:48 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Heavyweight 120 kg Brazil Anderson Silva def. Greece Giannis Stoforidis TKO (Punches) 2 2:24 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Heavyweight 120 kg Netherlands Rico Verhoeven def. Morocco Ismael Lazaar Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen def. Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao Decision (Majority) 5 3:00 For the vacant Glory Featherweight Championship
Welterweight 77 kg Suriname Murthel Groenhart def. Argentina Alan Scheinson Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Tunisia Mourad Bouzidi def. Netherlands Michael Duut DQ (3 Point Deductions) 2 2:18
Lightweight 70 kg Morocco Tyjani Beztati def. Denmark Youssef Assouik Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Netherlands Zakaria Zouggary def. Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

[2]

2017 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Brazil Anderson Silva 2r.
Greece Giannis Stoforidis TKO
Brazil Anderson Silva 5-0
Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall DEC
Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall 1r.
Germany Mohamed Abdallah TKO

Glory 42: Paris[edit]

Glory 42: Paris
Glory 42 poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 42: Paris.
Information
Promotion Glory
Date June 10, 2017
Venue AccorHotels Arena
City France Paris, France
Event chronology

Glory 41: Holland Glory 42: Paris Glory 43: New York

Glory 42: Paris was a kickboxing event held on June 10, 2017 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Yoann Kongolo
  • Knockout of the Night: Massaro Glunder

Results[edit]

Glory 42
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight 77 kg France Cedric Doumbe (c) def. Netherlands Nieky Holzken Decision (Split) 5 3:00 For the Glory Welterweight Championship
Lightweight 70 kg Angola Christian Baya def. Suriname Massaro Glunder Decision (Split) 3 3:00 Lightweight Contender Tournament Final
Welterweight 77 kg Netherlands Murthel Groenhart def. Armenia Harut Grigorian KO (Punch) 2 0:20
Lightweight 70 kg Suriname Massaro Glunder def. Denmark Niclas Larsen TKO (2 Knockdowns) 1 2:18 Lightweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg Angola Christian Baya def. Russia Anatoly Moiseev Decision (Split) 3 3:00 Lightweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Welterweight 77 kg Switzerland Yoann Kongolo def. France Yohan Lidon Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg France Nicolas Wamba def. Brazil Jhonata Diniz Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight 95 kg France Zinedine Hameur-Lain def. France Freddy Kemayo KO (Head Kick) 1 2:35
Featherweight 65 kg Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk def. France Dylan Salvador Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight 70 kg Armenia Marat Grigorian def. Spain Antonio Gómez KO (Knee to the Body) 2 2:02
Welterweight 77 kg United States Francois Ambang def. Guyana Rémy Vectol Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

[3]

2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Angola Christian Baya DEC
Russia Anatoly Moiseev 3-2
Angola Christian Baya DEC
Suriname Massaro Glunder 4-1
Suriname Massaro Glunder TKO
Denmark Niclas Larsen 1r.

Glory 43: New York[edit]

Glory 43: New York
Glory 43 poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 43: New York.
Information
Promotion Glory
Date July 14, 2017
Venue The Theater at Madison Square Garden
City United States New York City, New York, USA
Event chronology

Glory 42: Paris Glory 43: New York Glory 44: Chicago

Glory 43: New York was a kickboxing event held on July 14, 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA.

Background[edit]

This event featured a fight between No. 1 heavyweight contender Benjamin Adegbuyi and Guto Inocente as headliner, and a light heavyweight pairing between Pavel Zhuravlev and Saulo Cavalari For the Interim Glory Light Heavyweight Championship as Superfight Series headliner.

This event also featured a 4-Man Featherweight Contender Tournament to earn a shot at the Glory Featherweight Championship.

Bonus awards:

The following fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Elvis Gashi
  • Knockout of the Night: Chenchen Li

Results[edit]

Glory 43
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Brazil Guto Inocente def. Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg United States Kevin VanNostrand def. Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight 70 kg Kosovo Elvis Gashi def. Canada Josh Jauncey TKO (3 Knockdowns) 2 2:59
Featherweight 65 kg United States Kevin VanNostrand def. England Mo Abdurahman TKO (2 Knockdowns) 1 1:50 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze def. Russia Aleksei Ulianov Decision (Split) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Ukraine Pavel Zhuravlev def. Brazil Saulo Cavalari Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 For the Interim Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Featherweight 65 kg England Bailey Sugden def. United States Arthur Sorsor Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight 85 kg United States Joe Taylor def. United States Ariel Sepúlveda TKO (3 Knockdowns) 2 2:55
Women's Super Bantamweight 55 kg France Anissa Meksen def. Brazil Jady Menezes Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Israel Itay Gershon def. Poland Rafał Dudek Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg China Chenchen Li def. United States Terrance Hill KO (Punch) 1 1:45

2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament 2 bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
United States Kevin VanNostrand TKO
England Mo Abdurahman 1r.
United States Kevin VanNostrand DEC
Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze 3-0
Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze DEC
Russia Aleksei Ulianov 2-1

Glory 44: Chicago[edit]

Glory 44: Chicago
Glory 44 poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 44: Chicago.
Information
Promotion Glory
Date August 25, 2017
Venue Sears Centre
City United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
Event chronology

Glory 43: New York Glory 44: Chicago Glory 45: Amsterdam

Glory 44: Chicago was a kickboxing event held on August 25, 2017 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

Background[edit]

This event features the rematch between Cedric Doumbe and Murthel Groenhart for the Glory Welterweight Championship as Glory 44: Chicago headliner, and a Women's Super Bantamweight pairing between Tiffany van Soest and Funda Alkayis for the Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Championship as Superfight Series headliner as well as Cătălin Moroșanu looking to have yet another crazy brawl. Also on the fight card is Chicago-native Richard Abraham against Daniel Morales.

This event also features a 4-Man Welterweight Contender Tournament to earn a shot at the Glory Welterweight Championship.

Bonus awards:

The following fighters will be awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Harut Grigorian
  • Knockout of the Night: Robert Thomas

Fight card[edit]

Glory 44
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight 77 kg Suriname Murthel Groenhart def. France Cedric Doumbe (c) Decision (Split) 5 3:00 For the Glory Welterweight Championship
Welterweight 77 kg Armenia Harut Grigorian def. France Antoine Pinto Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Welterweight Contender Tournament Final
Welterweight 77 kg United States Richard Abraham def. Mexico Daniel Morales Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg France Antoine Pinto def. United States Zach Bunnell Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Welterweight 77 kg Armenia Harut Grigorian def. France Karim Benmansour Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Women's Super Bantamweight 55 kg United States Tiffany van Soest (c) def. Germany Meryem Uslu TKO (Punches) 4 0:36 For the Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Championship
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Michał Turyński def. Romania Cătălin Moroșanu Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Middleweight 85 kg United States Dustin Jacoby def. United States Sean Choice TKO (3 Knockdowns) 1 2:18
Middleweight 85 kg Canada Robert Thomas def. United States Warren Thompson KO (Punches) 3 2:36
Lightweight 70 kg United States Nate Richardson def. Poland Rafał Dudek Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg France Victor Pinto def. Romania Adriano Maxim Decision (Split) 3 3:00

2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament 2 bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Armenia Harut Grigorian DEC
France Karim Benmansour 3-0
Armenia Harut Grigorian DEC
France Antoine Pinto 3-0
France Antoine Pinto DEC
United States Zach Bunnell 3-0

Glory 45: Amsterdam[edit]

Glory 45: Amsterdam
Information
Promotion Glory
Date September 30, 2017
Venue Sporthallen Zuid
City Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Event chronology

Glory 44: Chicago Glory 45: Amsterdam Glory 46: China

Glory 45: Amsterdam was a kickboxing event held on September 30, 2017 at the Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background[edit]

This event features a fight between Robin van Roosmalen and Serhiy Adamchuk for the Glory Featherweight Championship as Glory 45: Amsterdam headliner, and a Welterweight pairing between Nieky Holzken and Yoann Kongolo as co-headliner. Heavyweights Hesdy Gerges and Mladen Brestovac headline the SuperFight Series.

This event also features a 4-Man Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament to earn a shot at the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship.

An injury suffered during training has forced former welterweight champion Nieky Holzken out of the bout against Alim Nabiev.

Bonus awards:

The following fighters will be awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Michael Duut
  • Knockout of the Night: Mladen Brestovac

Fight card[edit]

Glory 45
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight 65 kg Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen (c) def. Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 For the Glory Featherweight Championship
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Netherlands Michael Duut def. United States Manny Mancha KO (Punch) 1 0:12 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Final
Heavyweight 120 kg Croatia Mladen Brestovac def. Egypt Hesdy Gerges KO (Head Kick) 1 0:36
Light Heavyweight 95 kg United States Manny Mancha def. Morocco Imad Hadar TKO (Arm Injury) 2 1:22 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Netherlands Michael Duut def. Moldova Dragoș Zubco KO (Punch) 1 0:36 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Middleweight 85 kg Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui def. Netherlands Jason Wilnis TKO (Doctor Stopage) 1 2:47
Featherweight 65 kg Netherlands Zakaria Zouggary def. Netherlands Massaro Glunder Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70  Morocco Tyjani Beztati def. Thailand Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg Netherlands Eyevan Danenberg def. Brazil Wellington Uega TKO (3 Knockdowns) 2 1:50
Welterweight 77 kg Netherlands Kevin Hessling def. Bulgaria Stoyan Koprivlenski Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

2017 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament 2 bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Netherlands Michael Duut KO
Moldova Dragoș Zubco 1r.
Netherlands Michael Duut KO
United States Manny Mancha 1r.
United States Manny Mancha TKO
Morocco Imad Hadar 2r.

Road to Glory UK 70 kg Tournament[edit]

Road to Glory UK 70 kg Tournament
Information
Promotion Glory
Date October 7, 2017
Venue Grantham Meres Leisure Centre
City England Grantham, England
Event chronology

Glory 45: Amsterdam Road to Glory UK 70 kg Tournament Glory 46: China

Road to Glory UK 70 kg Tournament was a kickboxing event held on October 7, 2017 at the Grantham Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham, England.

Results[edit]

Road to Glory UK
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight 70 kg Greece Giannis Skordilis def. England Marcel Adeyemi Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Final
Featherweight 66 kg England Bailey Sugden def. Spain Jorge Rodríguez Dávila Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Greece Giannis Skordilis def. Romania Alex Bublea TKO 2 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Semi-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg England Marcel Adeyemi def. England Sam Omomogbe TKO 2 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Semi-Finals
Welterweight 77 kg England Reece Rowell vs. England Adam Hatfield Draw (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg Poland Dawid Blaszke def. England Karl Johnston TKO 1
Lightweight 70 kg Romania Alex Bublea def. England Kyle Todd Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg Greece Giannis Skordilis def. England Joe Johnson TKO (Doctor Stopage) 2 1:40 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg England Sam Omomogbe def. England John Cairns Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg England Marcel Adeyemi def. Pakistan Irtaza Haider Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Road to Glory Tournament Quarter-Finals

Glory 46: China[edit]

Glory 46: China
Information
Promotion Glory
Date October 14, 2017
Venue Guangzhou Gymnasium
City China Guangzhou, China
Event chronology

Glory 45: Amsterdam Glory 46: China Glory 47: Lyon

Glory 46: China was a kickboxing event held on October 14, 2017 at the Guangzhou Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters will be awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Chenglong Zhang
  • Knockout of the Night: Masaya Kubo

Fight card[edit]

Glory 46
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 85 kg Brazil Alex Pereira def. Canada Simon Marcus (c) Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Glory Middleweight Championship
Featherweight 65 kg China Chenglong Zhang def. Japan Masaya Kubo Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Qualification Tournament Final
Heavyweight 120 kg New Zealand Junior Tafa def. China Quanchao Luo TKO (3 Knockdowns) 1 1:34
Featherweight 65 kg China Chenglong Zhang def. New Zealand Quade Taranaki Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Qualification Tournament Semi-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg Japan Masaya Kubo def. China Chenchen Li KO (Head Kick) 1 2:50 Featherweight Qualification Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Heavyweight 120 kg Netherlands Rico Verhoeven def. Brazil Antônio Silva TKO (Head Kick and Punches) 2 0:47
Middleweight 84 kg China Zhou Wei def. United States Andre Walker Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Catchweight 75 kg Argentina Alan Scheinson def. China Shanghai Gao Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Catchweight 60 kg China Hongxing Kong def. China Yang Sun KO (Head Kick) 1 0:36 Professional Sanda
Catchweight 53 kg China Liu Jia vs. Thailand Zaza Sor. Aree No Contest (Accidental Elbow) 2 1:10
Featherweight 65 kg Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao def. China Lei Xie Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Germany Pascal Schroth def. China Qinghao Meng Decision (Split) 3 3:00

2017 Featherweight Qualification Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
'China Chenglong Zhang DEC
New Zealand Quade Taranaki 5-0
China Chenglong Zhang DEC
Japan Masaya Kubo 3-0
China Chenchen Li 1r.
Japan Masaya Kubo KO

Glory 47: Lyon[edit]

Glory 47: Lyon
Information
Promotion Glory
Date October 28, 2017
Venue Palais des Sports de Gerland
City France Lyon, France
Event chronology

Glory 46: China Glory 47: Lyon Glory 48: New York

Glory 47: Lyon was a kickboxing event held on October 28, 2017 at the Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon, France.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Abdellah Ezbiri
  • Knockout of the Night: Anvar Boynazarov

Results[edit]

Glory 47
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Russia Artem Vakhitov (c) def. Brazil Ariel Machado Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Featherweight 65 kg France Abdellah Ezbiri def. Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final
Welterweight 77 kg France Cedric Doumbe def. France Yohan Lidon Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 65 kg France Abdellah Ezbiri def. Morocco Aziz Hlali Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Featherweight 65 kg Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov def. France Fabio Pinca KO (Punch) 2 1:50 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Featherweight 65 kg France Dylan Salvador def. Netherlands Massaro Glunder Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight 95 kg France Abdarhmane Coulibaly def. France Florent Kaouachi Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Super Bantamweight 55 kg France Anissa Meksen def. Turkey Funda Alkayis TKO (Foot Injury) 3 0:17 Contender Bout
Middleweight 84 kg France Ahaggan Yassine def. Estonia Maxim Vorovski Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg Azerbaijan Alim Nabiev def. France Jimmy Vienot Decision (Split) 3 3:00

2017 Featherweight Contender Tournament 3 bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
France Fabio Pinca 2r.
Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov KO
Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov 0-5
France Abdellah Ezbiri DEC
Morocco Aziz Hlali 0-5
France Abdellah Ezbiri DEC

Glory 48: New York[edit]

Glory 48: New York
Information
Promotion Glory
Date December 1, 2017
Venue The Theater at Madison Square Garden
City United States New York City, New York, USA
Event chronology

Glory 47: Lyon Glory 48: New York Glory 49: Rotterdam

Glory 48: New York was a kickboxing event held on December 1, 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night: Robert Thomas
  • Knockout of the Night: Kevin Vannostrand

Results[edit]

Glory 48: New York
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight 66 kg United States Kevin VanNostrand def. Uzbekistan Anvar Boynazarov KO (Knee to the Body) 1 1:06 For the Interim Glory Featherweight Championship
Middleweight 85 kg Canada Robert Thomas def. United States Mike Lemaire KO (Punch) 3 0:18 Middleweight Qualification Tournament Final
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Brazil Thiago Silva def. United States John King Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight 85 kg Canada Robert Thomas def. United States Wayne Barrett Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Qualification Tournament Semi-Finals
Middleweight 85 kg United States Mike Lemaire def. United States Matt Baker Decision (Extra Round) 4 3:00 Middleweight Qualification Tournament Semi-Finals
Superfight Series
Women's Super Bantamweight 55 kg France Anissa Meksen def. United States Tiffany van Soest (c) Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Championship
Middleweight 84 kg United States Chris Camozzi def. United States Kyle Weickhardt TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Kosovo Elvis Gashi def. United States Nate Richardson Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight 84 kg Chile Ivan Galaz def. United States Paul Banasiak Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Israel Itay Gershon def. United States Justin Houghton Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

2017 Middleweight Qualification Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
United States Mike Lemaire DEC
United States Matt Baker 3-0
United States Mike Lemaire 3r.
Canada Robert Thomas KO
United States Wayne Barrett 0-3
Canada Robert Thomas DEC

Glory 49: Rotterdam[edit]

Glory 49: Rotterdam
Information
Promotion Glory
Date December 9, 2017
Venue Ahoy Rotterdam
City Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Event chronology

Glory 48: New York Glory 49: Rotterdam Glory 50: Chicago

Glory 49: Rotterdam was a kickboxing event held on December 9, 2017 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Background[edit]

Bonus awards:

The following fighters will be awarded $5,000 bonuses:

  • Fighter of the Night:
  • Knockout of the Night:

Results[edit]

Glory Redemption
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Netherlands Rico Verhoeven (c) def. Morocco Jamal Ben Saddik KO (Punches) 5 1:10 For the Glory Heavyweight Championship
Light Heavyweight 95 kg Democratic Republic of the Congo Danyo Ilunga def. Netherlands Michael Duut KO (Punch) 3 2:26
Featherweight 66 kg England Bailey Sugden def. China Chenglong Zhang Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight 66 kg Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao def. Netherlands Zakaria Zouggary KO (Head Kick) 3 2:10 Contender Bout
Superfight Series
Middleweight 85 kg Brazil Alex Pereira (c) def. Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui TKO (Doctor Stopage) 3 1:54 For the Glory Middleweight Championship
Welterweight 77 kg Azerbaijan Alim Nabiev def. Netherlands Nieky Holzken Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall def. Suriname Ismael Londt Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight 120 kg Brazil Anderson Silva def. Netherlands Brian Douwes Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight 77 kg Netherlands Eyevan Danenberg def. England Jamie Bates Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Glory 49: Rotterdam
Lightweight 70 kg Bulgaria Stoyan Koprivlenski def. Morocco Tyjani Beztati Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight 70 kg Angola Christian Baya def. Slovenia Samo Petje KO (Punch To the body) 1 1:26
Welterweight 77 kg United States Omar Moreno def. China Anying Wang Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight 70 kg Bulgaria Stoyan Koprivlenski def. Brazil Maykol Yurk KO (Head Kick) 1 2:47 Lightweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals
Lightweight 70 kg Morocco Tyjani Beztati def. Denmark Niclas Larsen Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Lightweight Contender Tournament Semi-Finals

2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament 2 bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Morocco Tyjani Beztati DEC
Denmark Niclas Larsen 5-0
Morocco Tyjani Beztati 5-0
Bulgaria Stoyan Koprivlenski DEC
Bulgaria Stoyan Koprivlenski KO
Brazil Maykol Yurk 1r.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.glorykickboxing.com/en/news/view/1253
  2. ^ "Glory 41: Holland". GLORY. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Glory 42: Paris". GLORY. Retrieved 2017-04-19.