New Glory 19 opponent for Nieky Holzken: Aleksandr Stetcurenko

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New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the co-headline bout and finalized the Welterweight Contender Tournament participants for GLORY 19, completing the card set to air live on SPIKE TV at 9/8c from Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Friday, February 6.

The co-headline bout for GLORY 19 features an explosive clash between two top-10 kickboxers, as knockout artist and #1 ranked middleweight Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (18-6-0, 11 KOs) takes on 21-year-old Canadian prodigy Robert “White Dragon” Thomas (7-2-0, 5 KOs), ranked #9.

Announced last week on gloryworldseries.com, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (84-11-0, 44 KOs) returns to GLORY as a participant in the one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 19. Initially slated to face Murthel Groenhart, Holzen now meets relentless Russian striker Aleksandr Stetcurenko (49-8-0, 24 KOs) in the tournament’s first semifinal match-up.
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Glory to Dubai in 2015?

Glory to Dubai
According to Glory’s CEO Jon J. Franklin Glory will visit Dubai in 2015. Franklin made his statement on the Glory website

“2015 will be a year of great fight nights, spectacular new promotions and new exotic locations. We will be in Dubai, UAE and we will welcome international superstars to our events.”

Ilias Bulaid vs Masaaki Noiri, Krush 51

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This is a fight to look forward to: February 6, 2015 Tokyo Japan: Ilias Bulaid vs Masaaki Noiri, Krush 51

Ilias Bulaid is the most exciting European fighter of the last few years with a numberous wins and titles at several promotions like Enfusion and WFCA. In a short interview Ilias told our Fightstadium-reporter that he is looking forward to this fight in Japan he expects a hard fight with Noiri but he his confident that he will win the Krush chanpionship-belt. His opponent Masaaki Noiri is the defending -67 kg Krush champion and known for his devastating knee-strikes. Ilias Bulaid also told us that he is happy to help the Krush promotion with their efforts to be considered as an international esthablished promotion with the backing of K-1 WG.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Glory-fighters going to China…

Glory fighters to China

Some interesting news from China:
According to our source a great number of Glory fighters will participate at several Chinese martial arts promotions in 2015…

On January 3rd and 4th
#Kunlun Fight 15
Rico Verhoeven vs Andrei Herasimchuk
– Sittichai Sitsongpeenong vs Murthel Groenhart
Jafharr Wilnis vs Alireza Karbasi
Other fights:
– Andy Souwer vs Jaio Fukai
– Steve Moxon vs Aikpracha Meenayothin
– Tomas Hron vs Roman Kryklia
– Victor Nagbe vs Mostafa Rajabi
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Photoreport & results Bari Gym Kickbox Event 10th Edition Noordwijkerhout

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- Sporthal De Schelft, Noordwijkerhout
- Zaterdag 1 november
- Bari Gym Kickboksgala 10e editie

Afgelopen zaterdag vond in Sporthal De Schelft in Noordwijkerhout de tiende editie plaats van de Bari Gym Kickboks Gala met als hoofdpartij de Amsterdamse clash tussen Sem Braan van Mejiro Gym en Miles Simson van Vos Gym. Sem Braan won de hoofdpartij na een knalhard gevecht op punten.

Bijgaand een fotoverslag van onze fotograaf Dennis Geeven en de uitslagen met dank aan de Sectie Ringcontactsporten FOG.
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Interview Sem Braan

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Je vecht 1 november tegen Miles Simson tijdens de Bari Gym Gala in Noordwijkerhout, Miles is een jonge talentvolle vechter en bovendien het neefje van de legendarische vechter Rayen Simson, verwacht je dat uiteindelijk jouw ervaring de doorslag gaat geven om de partij winnend af te kunnen sluiten?
Miles Simson is inderdaad een talentvolle jongen die lekker combineert. Rayen Simson ben ik groot fan van. Eén van de mooiste vechters toentertijd! Ik heb inderdaad veel meer ervaring dan Miles maar als ik op een stoot of trap loop is het ook gewoon afgelopen. We gaan het zaterdag zien.
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