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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

GLORY 13 Tokyo And Superfight Series Finalized

By GLORY (via press release)

New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the finalized fight card for its year-end event. GLORY 13 TOKYO features a one-night, four-man Welterweight World Championship Tournament and is headlined by the final match of a kickboxing icon, from Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 21st.

The world’s top-ranked Welterweights square off in GLORY’s World Championship Tournament, as #1 ranked Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken (82-11-0, 43 KOs) of the Netherlands faces Armenian Karapet Karapetyan (42-8-2, 4 KOs), currently ranked #4. On the other side of the bracket, surging ‘Bazooka’ Joe Valtellini (10-1-10, 9 KOs) meets undefeated karate-stylist Raymond ‘The Real Deal’ Daniels (24-0-0, 14 KOs). The tournament winner will receive a grand prize of $100,000, with the runner-up receiving $20,000.

GLORY 13 TOKYO, broadcast on SPIKE TV at 9 p.m. ET and LIVE on BT Sport at 10 a.m. GMT, is headlined by the retirement fight of living legend Peter Aerts (103-30-1, 78 KOs), taking on newly crowned GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World ChampionRico Verhoeven. In the co-headline bout, #3 ranked Heavyweight, Romanian tactician Daniel Ghita (49-10-0, 38 KOs) battles the revitalized and hard-hitting Errol Zimmerman (101-10-1, 42 KOs). Also on the card, UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby (4-2-0, 3 KOs) competes against local fighter and GLORY newcomer Makoto Uehara (15-4-1, 9 KOs).


Headline Bout: Peter Aerts vs. Rico Verhoeven

Tournament Final Bout C: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner

Co-Headline Bout: Daniel Ghita vs. Errol Zimmerman

Feature Bout: Dustin Jacoby vs. Makoto Uehara

Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Joseph Valtellini vs. Raymond Daniels

Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Nieky Holzken vs. Karapet Karapetyan


For the first time ever, GLORY’s SuperFight Series will be streamed LIVE, including the Japanese retirement bout of Remy Bojansky (98-11-0, 36 KOs), who faces Brazil’sAnderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (36-10-1, 24 KOs). Tokyo SuperFight Series airs on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 a.m. ET and is available for purchase via PPV at gloryworldseries.com.


Jerome Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Ewerton Teixeira vs. Hesdy Gerges

Remy Bojansky vs. Anderson Silva

Aleksandr Stetcurenko vs. Karim Ghajji

Artur Kyshenko vs. Kenmun

Yuta Kubo vs. Mosab Amrani



posted by FCF Staff @ 6:18 pm
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