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2014 in Glory
Information
First dateMarch 8, 2014
Last dateNovember 7, 2014
Events
Total events5
Fights
Chronology
2013 in Glory 2014 in Glory 2015 in Glory

The year 2014 is the 3rd year in the history of the Glory, an international kickboxing event. 2014 starts with Glory 14: Zagreb, and ends with Glory 18: Oklahoma. The events are broadcasts through television agreements with Spike TV and other regional channels around the world.

List of events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
1 Glory 14: Zagreb March 8, 2014 Arena Zagreb Croatia Zagreb, Croatia
2 Glory 15: Istanbul April 12, 2014 Ülker Sports Arena Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
3 Glory 16: Denver May 3, 2014 1stBank Center United States Broomfield, Colorado, USA
4 Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 The Forum United States Inglewood, California, USA
5 Glory 18: Oklahoma November 7, 2014 Grand Casino Hotel Resort United States Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

Glory 14: Zagreb[edit]

Glory 14: Zagreb
Glory 14 Zagreb poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 14: Zagreb.
Information
PromotionGlory
DateMarch 8, 2014
VenueArena Zagreb
CityZagreb, Croatia
Attendance14,068
Event chronology
Glory 13: Tokyo Glory 14: Zagreb Glory 15: Istanbul

Glory 14: Zagreb was a kickboxing event held on March 8, 2014 at the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.

Background[edit]

This event featured heavyweight fight of Mirko Cro Cop vs. Remy Bonjasky as headliner, and world title fight for the inaugural Glory Lightweight Championship of Andy Ristie vs. Davit Kiria as co-headliner. This event also featured 4 men Middleweight Contender Tournament to earn a spot in 2014 Glory Middleweight World Championship Tournament.[1]

Glory 14 had an average number of 495,000 viewers on Spike TV.[2]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Spike)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Netherlands Remy Bonjasky def. Croatia Mirko Cro Cop Decision (majority) 3 3:00
Middleweight Brazil Alex Pereira def. Armenia Sahak Parparyan Decision (majority) 3 3:00 Middleweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight Georgia (country) Davit Kiria 1 def. Suriname Andy Ristie KO 5 2:22 For the Lightweight Championship
Middleweight Brazil Alex Pereira def. United States Dustin Jacoby KO 1 2:00 Middleweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Middleweight Armenia Sahak Parparyan def. Netherlands Jason Wilnis Decision (split) 3 3:00 Middleweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Superfight Series
Heavyweight Croatia Mladen Brestovac def. Netherlands Jahfarr Wilnis KO (left high kick) 1 1:19
Heavyweight Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Ukraine Dmytro Bezus 2 TKO (referee stoppage) 2 1:53
Lightweight Thailand Aikpracha Meenayothin def. Netherlands Albert Kraus Decision (split) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight Croatia Igor Jurković def. Netherlands Michael Duut KO 1 1:14
Welterweight Armenia Karapet Karapetyan def. Ukraine Artur Kyshenko Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight Suriname Murthel Groenhart def. Croatia Teo Mikelić 3 TKO (cut) 1 3:00
Undercard
Heavyweight Czech Republic Tomáš Hron def. Belgium Kirk Krouba 4 Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight Croatia Mladen Kujundžić def. Bosnia and Herzegovina Elmir Mehić TKO (Doctor stoppage) 2 3:00
Lightweight Slovenia Samo Petje def. Albania Lirim Ahmeti TKO 2

[3] [4][5]
1 Ky Hollenbeck was replaced with Davit Kiria.
2 Jamal Ben Saddik was replaced with Dmytro Bezus.
3 Shemsi Beqiri was replaced with Teo Mikelić.
4 Dino Belošević was replaced with Kirk Krouba.

2014 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Armenia Sahak Parparyan DEC
Netherlands Jason Wilnis 2-1
Armenia Sahak Parparyan 2-0
Brazil Alex Pereira DEC
United States Dustin Jacoby 1R.
Brazil Alex Pereira KO

Glory 15: Istanbul[edit]

Glory 15: Istanbul
Glory 15 Istanbul poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 15: Istanbul.
Information
PromotionGlory
DateApril 12, 2014
VenueÜlker Sports Arena
CityIstanbul, Turkey
Attendance11,223
Event chronology
Glory 14: Zagreb Glory 15: Istanbul Glory 16: Denver

Glory 15: Istanbul was a kickboxing event held on April 12, 2014 at the Ülker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.

Background[edit]

This event featured Glory Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament for the inaugural Glory Light Heavyweight Championship.[6] Two bouts was held as semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals proceeded to the final bout for the tournament championship. This event also featured other non-tournament one-off bouts, the two headlines.[7]

It had average of 354,000 and peak of 720,000 viewers on Spike TV.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Spike)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Turkey Gökhan Saki def. Suriname Tyrone Spong TKO (leg injury) 1 1:37 Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final;
For the Light Heavyweight Championship
Lightweight Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen def. Armenia Marat Grigorian Decision (split) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight Germany Danyo Ilunga def. Romania Andrei Stoica KO 1 2:33 Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Reserve Bout
Light Heavyweight Suriname Tyrone Spong def. Brazil Saulo Cavalari Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi Final
Light Heavyweight Turkey Gökhan Saki def. Australia Nathan Corbett TKO (doctor's stoppage) 1 2:35 Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi Final
Superfight Series
Heavyweight Egypt Hesdy Gerges def. Brazil Jhonata Diniz TKO (corner stoppage) 2 3:00
Light Heavyweight Tunisia Mourad Bouzidi def. United States Randy Blake 1 Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight Belgium Filip Verlinden def. New Zealand Israel Adesanya Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight Brazil Jonatan Oliveira def. Turkey Atakan Arslan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight Denmark Niclas Larsen def. Australia Steve Moxon TKO 2 1:33
Featherweight Thailand Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai def. Armenia Raz Sarkisjan Decision (majority) 3 3:00

[9] [10]
1 Brian Collette was replaced with Randy Blake.

2014 Glory Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Turkey Gökhan Saki TKO
Australia Nathan Corbett 1R.
Turkey Gökhan Saki TKO
Suriname Tyrone Spong 1R.
Suriname Tyrone Spong DEC
Brazil Saulo Cavalari 3-0

Glory 16: Denver[edit]

Glory 16: Denver
Glory 16 Denver poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 16: Denver.
Information
PromotionGlory
DateMay 3, 2014
Venue1stBank Center
CityBroomfield, Colorado, USA
Attendance3,101
Event chronology
Glory 15: Istanbul Glory 16: Denver Glory 17: Los Angeles

Glory 16: Denver was a kickboxing event held on May 3, 2014 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, USA.

Background[edit]

This event featured world title fight for the inaugural Glory Welterweight Championship of Karapet Karapetyan vs. Marc de Bonte as headliner, and 4-Man Heavyweight Contender Tournament.

It had average of 498,000 and peak of 815,000 viewers on Spike TV.[11]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Spike)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Belgium Marc de Bonte def. Armenia Karapet Karapetyan 1 Decision (split) 5 3:00 For the Welterweight Championship
Heavyweight Curaçao Errol Zimmerman def. Brazil Anderson Silva TKO 1 2:30 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Final
Heavyweight Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa def. United States Pat Barry KO 1 2:33 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Reserve Bout
Heavyweight Brazil Anderson Silva def. Russia Sergey Kharitonov Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Heavyweight Curaçao Errol Zimmerman def. Australia Ben Edwards TKO 1 2:50 Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Superfight Series
Heavyweight Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi def. United Kingdom Daniel Sam KO (right cross) 2 2:59
Middleweight Russia Artem Levin def. Canada Robert Thomas Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Heavyweight Morocco Jamal Ben Saddik def. France Nicolas Wamba TKO 2 1:24
Light Heavyweight Russia Artem Vakhitov def. Croatia Igor Jurkovic Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Welterweight United States Raymond Daniels def. United States Francois Ambang KO 1 1:47
Lightweight Canada Josh Jauncey def. South Africa Warren Stevelmans Decision (unanimous) 4 3:00

[12] [13]
1 Nieky Holzken was replaced with Karapet Karapetyan.

2014 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Australia Ben Edwards 1R.
Curaçao Errol Zimmerman TKO
Curaçao Errol Zimmerman TKO
Brazil Anderson Silva 1R.
Brazil Anderson Silva DEC
Russia Sergey Kharitonov 3-0

Glory 17: Los Angeles[edit]

Glory 17: Los Angeles
Glory 17 Los Angeles poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 17: Los Angeles.
Information
PromotionGlory
DateJune 21, 2014
VenueThe Forum
CityUnited States Inglewood, California, USA
Attendance10,795
Event chronology
Glory 16: Denver Glory 17: Los Angeles Glory 18: Oklahoma

Glory 17: Los Angeles was a kickboxing event held on June 21, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.

Background[edit]

This show was Glory's first Pay-per-view event. Main card of this event featured world title fight of Rico Verhoeven vs. Daniel Ghiță for the vacant Glory Heavyweight Championship, another world title fight of Marc de Bonte vs. Joseph Valtellini for the Glory Welterweight Championship, and 8-Man Glory Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament for the inaugural Glory Middleweight Championship. Participants for middleweight tournament were Alex Pereira, Artem Levin, Bogdan Stoica, Filip Verlinden, Joe Schilling, Melvin Manhoef, Simon Marcus and Wayne Barrett.[14]

On the preliminary card, a 4-Man Featherweight Contender Tournament and other one-off bouts were featured.[15]

Mirko Cro Cop was first scheduled to face Pat Barry, and later Sergei Kharitonov on this card. However, on May 21, it was announced that Kharitonov had to withdraw from the fight due to injury.[16] He was replaced by Jarrell Miller.

Miguel Torres was scheduled to make his GLORY debut as a participant of the Featherweight tournament. However, on May 28, it was revealed he pulled out of the tournament for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by Marcus Vinicius.[17]

Preliminary card had average of 487,000 viewers on Spike TV,[18] and main card drew an estimated 6,000 PPV buys.[19]

Results[edit]

Main Card (PPV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Russia Artem Levin def. United States Joe Schilling Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Final; For the Middleweight Championship
Heavyweight Netherlands Rico Verhoeven def. Romania Daniel Ghiță Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Heavyweight Championship
Middleweight United States Joe Schilling def. United States Wayne Barrett Decision (split) 3 3:00 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Semi Final
Middleweight Russia Artem Levin def. Belgium Filip Verlinden Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Semi Final
Welterweight Canada Joseph Valtellini def. Belgium Marc de Bonte (c) Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Welterweight Championship
Middleweight United States Wayne Barrett def. Romania Bogdan Stoica KO (punch) 3 0:58 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Quarter Final
Middleweight United States Joe Schilling def. Canada Simon Marcus KO (punch) 4 2:41 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Quarter Final
Middleweight Belgium Filip Verlinden def. Suriname Melvin Manhoef Decision (majority) 3 3:00 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Quarter Final
Middleweight Russia Artem Levin def. Brazil Alex Pereira Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Quarter Final
Preliminary Card (Spike)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Croatia Mirko Cro Cop def. United States Jarrell Miller1 Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Featherweight Canada Gabriel Varga def. United States Shane Oblonsky Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight Suriname Andy Ristie def. United States Ky Hollenbeck KO (punch) 1 0:35
Featherweight United States Shane Oblonsky def. Brazil Marcus Vinicius2 Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Featherweight Canada Gabriel Varga def. Thailand Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Featherweight Contender Tournament Semi Final

[20] [21]
1 Pat Barry was replaced with Sergei Kharitonov, and later Jarrell Miller.
2 Miguel Torres was replaced with Marcus Vinicius.

2014 Glory Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Russia Artem Levin DEC
Brazil Alex Pereira 3-0
Russia Artem Levin DEC
Belgium Filip Verlinden 3-0
Belgium Filip Verlinden DEC
Suriname Melvin Manhoef 2-0
Russia Artem Levin DEC
United States Joe Schilling 3-0
United States Joe Schilling KO
Canada Simon Marcus 4R.1
United States Joe Schilling DEC
United States Wayne Barrett 2-1
United States Wayne Barrett KO
Romania Bogdan Stoica 3R.

1 Extra round

2014 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Canada Gabriel Varga DEC
Thailand Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai 3-0
Canada Gabriel Varga DEC
United States Shane Oblonsky 3-0
United States Shane Oblonsky DEC
Brazil Marcus Vinicius 3-0

Glory 18: Oklahoma[edit]

Glory 18: Oklahoma
Glory 18 Oklahoma poster.jpg
The poster for Glory 18: Oklahoma.
Information
PromotionGlory
DateNovember 7, 2014
VenueGrand Casino Hotel Resort
CityUnited States Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Attendance1,163
Event chronology
Glory 17: Los Angeles Glory 18: Oklahoma Glory 19: Virginia

Glory 18: Oklahoma was a kickboxing event, held on November 7, 2014 at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA.[22]

Background[edit]

This event featured world title fight for the Glory Lightweight Championship of Davit Kiria vs. Robin van Roosmalen as headliner and middleweight fight of Wayne Barrett vs. Jason Wilnis as co-headliner. Also this event featured 4-Man Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament, winner earns the right to fight for the Glory Light Heavyweight World Title.[23] Additionally, the winner of the Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Hesdy Gerges fight gets a heavyweight title shot.[24]

It had average of 352,000 and peak of 648,000 viewers on Spike TV.[25]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Spike)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Brazil Saulo Cavalari def. Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa KO (high kick) 3 0:20 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Final
Lightweight Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen def. Georgia (country) Davit Kiria (c) Decision (majority) 5 3:00 For the Lightweight Championship
Middleweight Netherlands Jason Wilnis def. United States Wayne Barrett Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight Brazil Saulo Cavalari def. Germany Danyo Ilunga 1 Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Light Heavyweight Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa def. United States Brian Collette KO (punch) 2 0:45 Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Semi Final
Superfight Series
Heavyweight Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Egypt Hesdy Gerges Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 Heavyweight Title eliminator
Light Heavyweight United States Randy Blake def. United States Warren Thompson Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Middleweight Canada Robert Thomas def. United States Mike Lemaire KO (right hooks) 3 1:06
Lightweight Canada Josh Jauncey def. South Korea Jae-Gil Noh KO (body punch/knee to the head) 2 1:14
Welterweight United States Omari Boyd def. United States Ian Alexander TKO (referee stoppage) 3 2:17

[26]
1 Andrei Stoica was replaced with Artem Vakhitov.
1 Artem Vakhitov was replaced with Danyo Ilunga.

2014 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
United States Brian Collette 2R.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa KO
Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa 3R.
Brazil Saulo Cavalari KO
Brazil Saulo Cavalari DEC
Germany Danyo Ilunga 3-0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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