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GLORY
Private
Industry Kickboxing promotion
Founded 2012
Founder Pierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann, Total Sports Asia
Headquarters 30, Raffles Place, Level 17, Chevron House, Singapore
Key people
Pierre Andurand (Chairman, Majority Shareholder)
Jon J. Franklin (CEO)
Scott Rudmann (Vice-Chairman)
Paul Karger (Director)
Eric Zhang (Director)
Will Zhu (Director)
Cor Hemmers (Matchmaker)
Owner Glory Sports International Pte Ltd.
Website http://www.glorykickboxing.com/

Glory and formerly Glory World Series is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd. partners Pierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann and Total Sports Asia. The company has its headquarters in Singapore and international offices in Denver USA and Amsterdam, Holland.

History[edit]

When K-1, historically the world's premier kickboxing organization, began suffering from extreme financial difficulties in 2011, Total Sports Asia, TSA CEO Marcus Luer, London-based French investor Pierre Andurand, and Scott Rudmann of Nectar Capital attempted to buy the brand. When K-1 was instead sold to Gunil "Mike" Kim and EMCOM Entertainment Inc., Pierre Andurand, TSA, and the other investors decided to start a brand new label and kickboxing organisation called GLORY, and bought United Glory, Golden Glory and It's Showtime in order to secure a top event production team, and to secure all the top fighters in the world. Scott Rudmann was named vice-chairman and has since become an integral part of GLORY's success as an organization.[1]

The name GLORY has caused some confusion to arise as to Golden Glory's role with the new organization. GLORY has clarified that Golden Glory, like the It's Showtime organization, was bought and absorbed, and not the other way around.[2] A number of people formerly involved with It's Showtime, the Golden Glory team and the United Glory event became GLORY consultants, though Simon Rutz, the founder and former owner of It's Showtime, has departed the company.[3]

GSI signed most of the world's top kickboxers such as Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt, Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghiţă, Albert Kraus, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yoshihiro Sato

Business[edit]

GLORY Sports International has its offices in UK, Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and US. The company includes unprecedented mix of accomplished entrepreneurs and senior level executives from the diverse worlds of finance, sports marketing, television, technology and martial arts fighting.[4] The company’s investors include Yao Capital, the investment arm of Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, cable TV company Liberty Global, and TwinFocus Capital Partners of Boston.[5]

In November 2012, GLORY entered into a partnership with the ONE Championship mixed martial arts promotions to share fighters.[6]

In February 2013, GLORY announced former WWE Executive VP Andrew Whitaker to the position of the global CEO of Glory Sports International.[7]

In June 2013, after having an inaugural first event in USA at NY (Glory 9: New York) on June 22, 2013, SPIKE TV signed a multi-year agreement to broadcast GLORY kickboxing events.

In August 2014, GLORY announced Jon J Franklin has been appointed as new CEO of Glory Sports International, after broadcast deal extended with Spike TV in May 2014 to cover 2015. Glory has seen unprecedented growth through 2017 under Jon J Franklin doubling the number of TV shows and with initiation of partnerships with the UFC for PPV events and on UFC Fightpass tekevision.[8]

In February 2016, Jon Franklin and GLORY announced a new multi-year deal with ESPN.[9]

For 2017 the Glory schedule has increased to 18 events and production of around 100 TV shows.

Events[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
57 Glory 49: Rotterdam December 9, 2017 Ahoy Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
56 Glory 48: New York December 1, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden United States New York City, New York, USA
55 Glory 47: Lyon October 28, 2017 Palais des Sports de Gerland France Lyon, France
54 Glory 46: China October 14, 2017 Guangzhou Gymnasium China Guangzhou, China
53 Glory 45: Amsterdam September 30, 2017 Sporthallen Zuid Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
52 Glory 44: Chicago August 25, 2017 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
51 Glory 43: New York July 14, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden United States New York City, New York, USA
50 Glory 42: Paris June 10, 2017 AccorHotels Arena France Paris, France
49 Glory 41: Holland May 20, 2017 Brabanthallen Netherlands Den Bosch, Netherlands 5,000
48 Glory 40: Copenhagen April 29, 2017 Forum Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 2,500
47 Glory 39: Brussels March 25, 2017 Vorst National Belgium Brussels, Belgium 1,500
46 Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament March 11, 2017 Grantham Meres Leisure Centre England Grantham, England
45 Glory 38: Chicago February 24, 2017 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
44 Glory 37: Los Angeles January 20, 2017 The Novo by Microsoft United States Los Angeles, California, USA
43 Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016 König Pilsener Arena Germany Oberhausen, Germany 13,000
42 Glory 35: Nice November 5, 2016 Palais Nikaia France Nice, France
41 Glory 34: Denver October 21, 2016 1stBank Center United States Broomfield, Colorado, USA
40 Glory 33: New Jersey September 9, 2016 Sun National Bank Center United States Trenton, New Jersey, USA
39 Glory 32: Virginia July 22, 2016 Ted Constant Convocation Center United States Norfolk, Virginia, USA
38 Glory 31: Amsterdam June 25, 2016 Amsterdam RAI Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 3,500
37 Glory 30: Los Angeles May 13, 2016 Citizens Business Bank Arena United States Ontario, California, USA 1,750
36 Glory 29: Copenhagen April 16, 2016 Forum Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 1,250
35 Glory 28: Paris March 12, 2016 AccorHotels Arena France Paris, France 2,750
34 Glory 27: Chicago February 26, 2016 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA 2,000
33 Glory 26: Amsterdam December 4, 2015 Amsterdam RAI Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 8,000
32 Glory 25: Milan November 6, 2015 PalaIper Italy Milan, Italy 6,750
31 Glory 24: Denver October 9, 2015 Magness Arena United States Denver, Colorado, USA 3,500
30 Bellator/Glory: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 SAP Center United States San Jose, California, USA 11,000
29 Glory 23: Las Vegas August 3, 2015 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2,200
28 Glory 22: Lille June 5, 2015 Stade Pierre-Mauroy France Lille, France 6,500
27 Glory 21: San Diego May 8, 2015 Valley View Casino Center United States San Diego, California, USA 1,500
26 Glory 20: Dubai April 3, 2015 Dubai World Trade Centre United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE 1,000
25 Glory 19: Virginia February 6, 2015 Hampton Coliseum United States Hampton, Virginia, USA 3,500
24 Glory 18: Oklahoma November 7, 2014 Grand Casino Hotel Resort United States Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA 1,000
23 Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 The Forum United States Inglewood, California, USA 4,000
22 Glory 16: Denver May 3, 2014 1stBank Center United States Broomfield, Colorado, USA 2,350
21 Glory 15: Istanbul April 12, 2014 Ülker Sports Arena Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 11,000
20 Glory 14: Zagreb March 8, 2014 Arena Zagreb Croatia Zagreb, Croatia 10,000
19 Glory 13: Tokyo December 21, 2013 Ariake Coliseum Japan Tokyo, Japan 8,000
18 Glory 12: New York November 23, 2013 The Theater at Madison Square Garden United States New York City, New York, USA 4,500
17 Glory 11: Chicago October 12, 2013 Sears Centre United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA 1,500
16 Glory 10: Los Angeles September 28, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena United States Ontario, California, USA 2,200[10]
15 Glory 9: New York June 22, 2013 Hammerstein Ballroom United States New York City, New York, USA 1,950
14 2013 Road to Glory USA Heavyweight Tournament June 14, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
13 2013 Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament May 11, 2013 The Rave United States Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
12 Glory 8: Tokyo May 3, 2013 Ariake Coliseum Japan Tokyo, Japan 3,500
11 Glory 7: Milan April 20, 2013 Mediolanum Forum Italy Milan, Italy 10,000
10 Glory 6: Istanbul April 6, 2013 Ülker Arena Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 12,000
9 Glory 5: London March 23, 2013 ExCeL Arena England London, England 4,500
8 Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament March 22, 2013 Capitale United States New York City, New York, USA
7 Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament March 10, 2013 Differ Ariake Arena Japan Tokyo, Japan
6 Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament February 9, 2013 Hollywood Park Casino United States Los Angeles, California, USA
5 Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament February 2, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
4 Dream 18/Glory 4: Tokyo December 31, 2012 Saitama Super Arena Japan Saitama, Japan 15,000
3 Glory 3: Rome November 3, 2012 PalaLottomatica Italy Rome, Italy 6,450
2 Glory 2: Brussels October 6, 2012 Forest National Belgium Brussels, Belgium 5,250
1 Glory 1: Stockholm May 26, 2012 Ericsson Globe Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 4,500

Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight +95 kg (209.4 lb) Netherlands Rico Verhoeven June 21, 2014 5
Light Heavyweight 95 kg (209.4 lb) Russia Artem Vakhitov March 12, 2016 2
Middleweight 85 kg (187.4 lb) Brazil Alex Pereira October 14, 2017 0
Welterweight 77 kg (169.8 lb) Suriname Murthel Groenhart August 26, 2017 0
Lightweight 70 kg (154.3 lb) Thailand Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong June 25, 2016 2
Featherweight 65 kg (143.3 lb) Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen May 20, 2017 1
Women's Super Bantamweight 55.3 kg (121.9 lb) United States Tiffany van Soest December 10, 2016 1

Glory Heavyweight Championship[edit]

+95 kg (+209.4 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Netherlands Rico Verhoeven
def. Daniel Ghiță
Glory 17: Los Angeles
United States Inglewood, USA
June 21, 2014

1. def. Errol Zimmerman at Glory 19: Virginia on Feb 6, 2015 in Hampton, Virginia, USA
2. def. Benjamin Adegbuyi at Glory 22: Lille on June 5, 2015 in Lille, France
3. def. Benjamin Adegbuyi at Glory 26: Amsterdam on December 4, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4. def. Mladen Brestovac at Glory 28: Paris on March 12, 2016 in Paris, France
5. def. Anderson Silva at Glory 33: New Jersey on September 9, 2016 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA

Schilt vacated the title after retiring due to a heart condition on June 26, 2013.[11]
1 Netherlands Semmy Schilt
def. Errol Zimmerman
Glory 1: Stockholm
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
May 26, 2012

Glory Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

-95 kg (-209.4 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Interim Ukraine Pavel Zhuravlev
def. Saulo Cavalari
Glory 43: New York
United StatesNew York, USA
July 14, 2017
Current Russia Artem Vakhitov Glory 28: Paris
FranceParis, France
March 12, 2016

1. def. Zack Mwekassa at Glory 35: Nice on November 5, 2016 in Nice, France
2. def. Saulo Cavalari at Glory 38: Chicago on February 24, 2017 in Hoffman Estates, USA

2 Brazil Saulo Cavalari
def. Zack Mwekassa
Bellator/Glory: Dynamite 1
United States San Jose, USA
September 19, 2015
Saki was stripped of the title due to inactivity on July 27, 2015.[12]
1 Turkey Gökhan Saki
def. Tyrone Spong
Glory 15: Istanbul
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
April 12, 2014

Glory Middleweight Championship[edit]

-85 kg (-187.4 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Brazil Alex Pereira Glory 46: China
China Guangzhou, China
October 14, 2017
4 Canada Simon Marcus Glory 40: Copenhagen
Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
April 29, 2017
3 Netherlands Jason Wilnis Glory 33: New Jersey
United States Trenton, USA
September 9, 2016

1. def. Israel Adesanya at Glory 37: Los Angeles on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA

2 Canada Simon Marcus Glory 27: Chicago
United States Hoffman Estates, USA
February 26, 2016

1. def. Dustin Jacoby at Glory 30: Los Angeles on May 13, 2016 in Ontario, USA

1 Russia Artem Levin
def. Joe Schilling
Glory 17: Los Angeles
United States Inglewood, USA
June 21, 2014

1. draw with Simon Marcus at Glory 21: San Diego on May 8, 2015 in San Diego, USA

Glory Welterweight Championship[edit]

-77 kg (-169.8 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Suriname Murthel Groenhart Glory 44: Chicago
United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
August 25, 2017
4 France Cédric Doumbé Glory 36: Oberhausen
Germany Oberhausen, Germany
December 10, 2016

1. def. Yoann Kongolo at Glory 39: Brussels on March 25, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium
2. def. Nieky Holzken at Glory 42: Paris on June 10, 2017 in Paris, France

3 Netherlands Nieky Holzken
def. Raymond Daniels
Glory 23: Las Vegas
United StatesLas Vegas, USA
August 7, 2015

1. def. Murthel Groenhart at Glory 26: Amsterdam on December 4, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2. def. Yoann Kongolo at Glory 29: Copenhagen on April 16, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark
3. def. Murthel Groenhart at Glory 34: Denver on October 21, 2016 in Broomfield, USA

Valtellini vacated the title suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome on June 4, 2015.[13]
2 Canada Joseph Valtellini Glory 17: Los Angeles
United States Inglewood, USA
June 21, 2014
1 Belgium Marc de Bonte
def. Karapet Karapetyan
Glory 16: Denver
United States Broomfield, USA
May 3, 2014

Glory Lightweight Championship[edit]

-70 kg (-154.3 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Thailand Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 31: Amsterdam
Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 25, 2016

1. def. Marat Grigorian at Glory 36: Oberhausen on December 10, 2016 in Oberhausen, Germany
2. def. Dylan Salvador at Glory 39: Brussels on March 25, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium

2 Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen Glory 18: Oklahoma
United States Oklahoma City, USA
November 7, 2014

1. def. Andy Ristie at Glory 20: Dubai on Apr 3, 2015 in Dubai, UAE
2. def. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong at Glory 25: Milan on November 6, 2015 in Monza, Italy

1 Georgia (country) Davit Kiria
def. Andy Ristie
Glory 14: Zagreb
Croatia Zagreb, Croatia]
March 8, 2014

Glory Featherweight Championship[edit]

-65 kg (-143.3 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen
def. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Glory 41: Holland
Netherlands Den Bosch, Netherlands
May 20, 2017

1. def. Serhiy Adamchuk at Glory 45: Amsterdam on September 30, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

van Roosmalen was stripped of the title after failing to make weight for a scheduled title defense on January 19, 2017.
4 Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen Glory 34: Denver
United States Denver, USA
October 21, 2016
3 Canada Gabriel Varga Glory 32: Virginia
United States Norfolk, USA
July 22, 2016
2 Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk Glory 25: Milan
Italy Milan, Italy
November 6, 2015

1. def. Mosab Amrani at Glory 28: Paris on March 12, 2016 in Paris, France

1 Canada Gabriel Varga
def. Mosab Amrani
Glory 20: Dubai
United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE
April 3, 2015

Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

-55.3 kg (-122 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current United States Tiffany van Soest
def. Amel Dehby
Glory 36: Oberhausen
Germany Oberhausen, Germany
December 10, 2016

1. def. Meryem Uslu at Glory 44: Chicago on August 25, 2017 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA

Tournament champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
Glory 70kg Slam Tournament Italy Giorgio Petrosyan Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen Glory 3: Rome November 3, 2012 70kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament Netherlands Semmy Schilt Romania Daniel Ghiţă Dream 18/Glory 4: Tokyo December 31, 2012 Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament bracket
Glory 65kg Slam Tournament Japan Yuta Kubo Japan Masaaki Noiri Glory 8: Tokyo May 3, 2013 Glory 65kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory 95kg Slam Tournament Suriname Tyrone Spong Germany Danyo Ilunga Glory 9: New York June 22, 2013 Glory 95kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory Middleweight Championship Tournament United States Joe Schilling Russia Artem Levin Glory 10: Los Angeles September 28, 2013 Middleweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Heavyweight Championship Tournament Netherlands Rico Verhoeven Romania Daniel Ghiță Glory 11: Chicago October 12, 2013 Heavyweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Lightweight Championship Tournament Suriname Andy Ristie Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen Glory 12: New York November 23, 2013 Lightweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Welterweight Championship Tournament Netherlands Nieky Holzken Canada Joseph Valtellini Glory 13: Tokyo December 21, 2013 Welterweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Turkey Gökhan Saki Suriname Tyrone Spong Glory 15: Istanbul April 12, 2014 Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament Russia Artem Levin United States Joe Schilling Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament bracket
Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Grand Prix United States Tiffany van Soest France Amel Dehby Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016

Contender Tournament champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
2014 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament Brazil Alex Pereira Armenia Sahak Parparyan Glory 14: Zagreb March 8, 2014 2014 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament Curaçao Errol Zimmerman Brazil Anderson Silva Glory 16: Denver May 3, 2014 2014 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament Canada Gabriel Varga United States Shane Oblonsky Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 2014 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Brazil Saulo Cavalari Democratic Republic of the Congo Zack Mwekassa Glory 18: Oklahoma November 7, 2014 2014 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Netherlands Nieky Holzken United States Raymond Daniels Glory 19: Virginia February 6, 2015 2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament Canada Simon Marcus Netherlands Jason Wilnis Glory 20: Dubai April 3, 2015 2015 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament Thailand Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Canada Josh Jauncey Glory 22: Lille June 5, 2015 2015 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi Netherlands Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 24: Denver October 9, 2015 2015 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Netherlands Murthel Groenhart France Karim Ghajji Glory 25: Milan November 6, 2015 2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament Morocco Mosab Amrani Brazil Maykol Yurk Glory 26: Amsterdam December 4, 2015 2015 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament United States Dustin Jacoby United States Wayne Barrett Glory 27: Chicago February 26, 2016 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament Thailand Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Armenia Marat Grigorian Glory 28: Paris March 12, 2016 2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament Netherlands Ismael Londt Netherlands Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 29: Copenhagen April 16, 2016 2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Netherlands Murthel Groenhart Switzerland Yoann Kongolo Glory 31: Amsterdam June 25, 2016 2016 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament France Zinedine Hameur-Lain Brazil Ariel Machado Glory 32: Virginia July 22, 2016 2016 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament Canada Matt Embree Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze Glory 33: New Jersey September 9, 2016 2016 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament New Zealand Israel Adesanya Netherlands Yousri Belgaroui Glory 34: Denver October 21, 2016 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi Croatia Mladen Brestovac Glory 35: Nice November 5, 2016 2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament France Dylan Salvador Albania Hysni Beqiri Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016 2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Switzerland Yoann Kongolo France Karim Benmansour Glory 37: Los Angeles January 20, 2017 2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Brazil Ariel Machado France Zinedine Hameur-Lain Glory 38: Chicago February 24, 2017 2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament Thailand Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao Ukraine Serhiy Adamchuk Glory 39: Brussels March 25, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui Brazil Alex Pereira Glory 40: Copenhagen April 29, 2017 2017 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall Brazil Anderson Silva Glory 41: Holland May 20, 2017 2017 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament Angola Christian Baya Suriname Massaro Glunder Glory 42: Paris June 10, 2017 2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament United States Kevin VanNostrand Georgia (country) Giga Chikadze Glory 43: New York July 14, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament Armenia Harut Grigorian France Antoine Pinto Glory 44: Chicago August 25, 2017 2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament Netherlands Michael Duut United States Manny Mancha Glory 45: Amsterdam September 30, 2017 2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket

Qualification Tournament winners[edit]

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
2015 Glory Heavyweight Qualification Tournament United States Xavier Vigney England Chi Lewis Parry Glory 21: San Diego May 8, 2015 2015 Glory Heavyweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament United States Dustin Jacoby United States Casey Greene Glory 23: Las Vegas August 7, 2015 2015 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Welterweight Qualification Tournament Canada Gabriel Varga United States Shane Oblonsky Glory 30: Los Angeles May 13, 2016 2016 Glory Welterweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Qualification Tournament China Chenglong Zhang Japan Masaya Kubo Glory 46: China October 14, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Qualification Tournament bracket

Road to Glory Tournament Champions[edit]

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament United States Dustin Jacoby United States Brian Collette Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament February 2, 2013
Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament United States Mike Lemaire United States Eddie Walker Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament February 9, 2013
Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament Japan Masaaki Noiri Japan Yuki Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament March 10, 2013
Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament United States Francois Ambang United States Brett Hlavacek Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament March 22, 2013
Road to Glory Japan 85 kg Tournament Japan Kengo Shimizu Japan Magnum Sakai Road to Glory Japan 85 kg Tournament May 3, 2013
Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament United States Michael Mananquil United States Troy Sheridan 2013 Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament May 11, 2013
Road to Glory USA Heavyweight Tournament United States Xavier Vigney United States Maurice Green Road to Glory USA Heavyweight Tournament June 14, 2013
Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament England Mo Abdurahman England Bailey Sugden Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament June 14, 2013

Notable fighters[edit]

Featherweight (-65 kg/143.3 lb)[edit]

Lightweight (-70 kg/154.3 lb)[edit]

Welterweight (-77 kg/169.8 lb)[edit]

Middleweight (-85 kg/187.4 lb)[edit]

Light Heavyweight (-95 kg/209.4 lb)[edit]

Heavyweight (+95 kg/209.4 lb)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ John Joe O'Regan (2012-10-25). "GLORY takes over DREAM for NYE show - Fighters Only". Fightersonlymag.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
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  9. ^ "Glory announces ESPN partnership and Glory 29 Copenhagen". © 2016 Vox Media, Inc. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
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