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Dec 28, 2017 7:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Glory Heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven eyeing fights with Ngannou and Miocic

Glory kickboxing heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven has already competed once in mixed martial arts, having authored a first-round TKO of Viktor Bogutzki back in 2015. From the sounds of it, he hopes to compete in MMA again – and at the very highest level. Speaking on the latest stacked episode of BJ Penn Radio, Verhoeven shared...

Dec 27, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 64 // James Vick | Rico Verhoeven

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off  with “The Texicutioner” James Vick. Arguably a future champion in the UFC’s lightweight division and a very tough matchup for anyone at 155 pounds, Vick has gone 9-1 in the UFC and believes he has...

Mar 24, 2017 11:57 am

VIDEO | Fighters get fight off to early start at GLORY weigh-ins GLORY 39 Brussels and the GLORY 39 SuperFight Series is set to take place on Saturday, March 25. The premiere kickboxing league will be making its way back to the Capital of Europe after nearly five years from their sole appearance in Brussels. Those in attendance for the weigh-in on Friday got a little...

Feb 7, 2017 2:24 pm

BREAKING! Badr Hari sentenced to two years in prison

Tuesday afternoon, Kickboxing legend Badr Hari was informed by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that the court denied his appeal of his 2015 assault, and that he must return to the Netherlands to serve a two-year prison sentence, of which he is expected to serve only six months according to Fightland. Hari served 8...

Dec 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari have INTENSE weigh-in stare down

We’re now just a day away from a contest that’s being called the biggest fight in kickboxing history. This fight will pit current Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven against former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari. The two heavyweight stars will take center stage in the main event of Glory: Collision in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday...

Feb 19, 2016 5:56 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh’ open workout highlights

Sunday night in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, ‘UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh’ will go down. The event will be headlined by a welterweight scrap between Donald Cerrone and Alex Oliveira. Ahead of the bout, the fighters headed to the local UFC gym for open workouts. Catch the highlights from the event above!

Dec 18, 2015 8:14 am

WATCH NOW! Glory champion nearly finishes Michael Johnson

This clip may be an older one, but it’s still extremely interesting. Glory Kickboxing welterweight champion Nieky Holzken visited the Blackzilians gym earlier this year to share some knowledge. He taught former UFC champion Vitor Belfort some things, and sparred with UFC lightweight Michael Johnson, nearly finishing Johnson. Check out the clip above!

Nov 5, 2015 11:55 am

Glory 25 to air on ESPN3

Early Thursday morning fans began speculating as to whether Glory Kickboxing had struck a deal with ESPN after Glory 25, which takes place Friday November 6th, appeared on the ‘Watch ESPN’ app’s programming list for Friday evening. We now have confirmation via BloodyElbow that Glory officials announced a partnership with ESPN that will result in...

Nov 5, 2015 8:20 am

Glory Kickboxing moving to ESPN?

Late last month Glory Kickboxing announced that they had parted ways with Spike TV, and would no longer be airing fights on the network. There was much speculation as to what network would air Glory 25 this Friday, or if the promotion would be forced to show it on their website. News broke Thursday morning...

Oct 30, 2015 9:16 am

All ‘Bellator: Dynamite’ drug tests come back clean

It’s always a good day when news emerges that drug tests come back clean. All of the fighter’s from ‘Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1,’ which featured MMA bouts as well as Glory kickboxing matches, tested clean according to MMAFighting. The event took place September 19th in San Jose and was headlined by Liam McGeary vs. Tito...

Oct 28, 2015 7:20 am

Glory CEO issues statement regarding split with Spike TV

It was announced earlier this week that Glory kickboxing would no longer be airing fights on Spike TV. The promotion signed a deal with Spike TV back in June of 2013, and has held 18 events on Spike TV, however not all of them were promoted well. Glory CEO Jon Franklin released a statement through...

Oct 20, 2015 1:02 pm

WATCH! Glory champion Rico Verhoeven makes impressive MMA debut

Glory WS heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven tried his hand at MMA recently and delivered a surprisingly impressive performance! Surprisingly, Verhoeven stopped his opponent with ground and pound strikes rather than knocking his opponent out on the feet as many would expect. See for yourself in the video above!

Oct 10, 2015 10:25 am

Glory 24 Results

GLORY 24 went down last night and we saw some pretty fun fights. In the heavyweight final Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Jahfarr Wilnis via split decision, while the rest of the main fights were all KO finishes! In the night’s main event we saw Joe Schilling KO Jason Wilnis in the second round, then called out...

Oct 7, 2015 6:53 am

Paul Daley Petitioning For Major Kickboxing Match

Current Bellator MMA welterweight Paul Daley has his eye on gold, but not just MMA gold. The top 170-pound Bellator fighter is at the top of the division and has said before that he wants to win the title before a big rematch with Josh Koscheck takes place. However now he’s added a new goal...

Sep 28, 2015 10:49 am

Major lightweight title fight confirmed for GLORY 25

GLORY announced a major lightweight championship bout for their GLORY 25 event in Milan. Robin “Pokerface” van Roosmalen will be duking it out with GLORY 22 tournament winner Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong. The Dutch title holder is riding a three-fight win streak under the GLORY banner, most recently defeating rival Andy Ristie at GLORY 20 Dubai in...

Sep 23, 2015 5:44 am

Paul Daley A Two-Sport Champion? –– ‘If They Give Me The Chance I’ll Do It’

Bellator MMA welterweight Paul Daley fought in the GLORY kickboxing ring this past Saturday at ‘Dynamite.’ He took on Fernando Gomez, who put up a tough fight but ultimately lost to Daley via unanimous decision. Daley is already in line for a shot at Bellator’s welterweight title but recently said he’d be more than willing...

Sep 19, 2015 7:38 pm

Bellator Dynamite Results: Paul Daley Earns UD Over The Tough Gonzalez

Paul Daley took on Fernando Gonzalez in a GLORY kickboxing match. Daley came out with some hard kicks, to the leg than the body. The round wasn’t too lopsided. Gonzalez held his own, but it most likely went to Daley. His kicks were hard and he seems to be the more active. Daley did his...

Sep 3, 2015 7:42 am

Artem Levin Hurt, Joe Schilling vs Jason Wilnis Set For Oct. 9

A trilogy bout between Artem Levin and Joe Schilling will have to wait. The Glory middleweight champion, Levin, recently suffered an elbow injury in training that has forced him to pullout of his highly-anticipated fight with “Stitch ’em Up”. Stepping in for Levin against Schilling will be Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (24-5-1). The 24-year-old Wilnis last...

Aug 11, 2015 12:31 pm

Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez Set For Glory Kickboxing Bout

Bellator’s ground breaking event ‘Dynamite’, which will feature both a GLORY kickboxing ring and a Bellator cage in the same venue, just added another action packed fight. Paul Daley will take on Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match. Both are Bellator Competitors, but will be stepping in the kickboxing ring on Sept. 19 in San...

Aug 6, 2015 10:13 am

Alistair Overeem Puts GLORY On Blast For Financial Issues

“No. And I will explain why: Because there are no good big promotions. The only big promotion is Glory, and Glory is struggling financially. It’s not what it once used to be with K-1.” “The problem is: there is no heavyweight division”, he says. “It’s only Rico. Because everybody else quit or is retired or...

Jul 27, 2015 9:06 am

GLORY fighter calls out Paul Daley for “Dynamite”

Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing are joining forces to put together one of the biggest combat sports cards of the year in September. “DYNAMITE” will take place in San Jose, California and will feature a one night, four man light heavyweight tournament as well as a Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship match. Paul Daley will also be...

Jun 6, 2015 6:28 am

KO! GLORY’s Zack Mwekassa Puts His Opponent Down

Last night GLORY 22 went down and we saw some entertaining kickboxing taking place. One of the highlights of the night was Zach Mwekessa’s devastating KO of Carlos Brooks. Mwekessa hurt with with a left hand, then followed up with another left that dropped Brooks to the canvas. Thanks to GLORY’s twitter account we have...