Van Roosmalen vs Ristie added to GLORY 20 DUBAI
A big title fight was added to the GLORY 20 DUBAI card today as the organization confirmed that Robin van Roosmalen will defend the belt against Andy ‘The Machine' Ristie in the headline slot. The bout replaces the previously announced World Featherweight Championship fight between Gabriel Varga and Mosab Amrani, with that fight now moving to headline slot of the GLORY Superfight Series 20 portion of the card.
Superkombat start new $5M talent development model
Superkombat is one of the biggest kickboxing organizations in the world and has yielded Glory standouts like Bejamin Adegbuyi and Andrei Stoica. To ensure the development of high-level talent for years to come, the Romania-based promotion has now invented a new and somehow groundbreaking concept to support up-and-coming fighters: the Superkombat Academy.
Glory 19 results: Verhoeven retains, Holzken and Schilling dominate
The big Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman Heavyweight title fight ended not with a bang, but a whimper. In the Glory 19 main event, Verhoeven retained his belt via injury stoppage in the 2nd round when Zimmerman threw a very out of character spinning back kick, throwing out his knee in the process. An injury is always an anti-climactic ending, but this situation was complicated by some bizarre reffing. After Zimmerman went down, referee Al Wichgers counted to 10, and Zimmerman did not make the count. At that point, he brought in the doctor, who, after some time, waved the fight off. It was a bizarre, and thoroughly confusing call, but at least Rico got the proper win.
Mike Tyson joins GLORY 19 broadcast team
Mike Tyson has joined the broadcast team for GLORY 19 on February 6. He knows a thing or two about the fight game and once nearly fought Bob Sapp in K-1. Yesterday he got acquainted with GLORY 19's heavyweight headliners Rico Verhoeven (44-9, 10 KO's) and his challenger Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1, 44 KO's) via a videolink between Las Vegas and Amsterdam.