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Glory (kickboxing)

Glory, 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, United States, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

GLORY
Private
IndustryKickboxing promotion
Founded2012
FounderPierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann, Total Sports Asia
Headquarters30, Raffles Place, Level 17, Chevron House, Singapore
Key people
Pierre Andurand (Chairman)
Scott Rudmann (Vice-Chairman)
Marshall Zelaznik (CEO)
Cor Hemmers, Remon Daalder (Matchmakers)
Paul Karger (non-executive Director)
OwnerGlory Sports International Pte Ltd.
Websitewww.glorykickboxing.com

HistoryEdit

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. Pierre Andurand was named Chairman and Scott Rudmann was named vice-chairman.[1]

The name "Glory" has caused some confusion to arise as to Golden Glory's role with the new organization. Glory has made it clear 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, and Yoshihiro Sato.

BusinessEdit

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

In February 2013, Glory announced that former WWE Executive VP Andrew Whitaker had been hired as the global CEO of Glory Sports International.[6] In August 2014, Glory announced that Jon J. Franklin had been appointed as new CEO of Glory Sports International. Under Franklin's leadership, Glory was named the Worlds number one Kickboxing promotion for 2017 by the Combat Press. And the same year Fox Sports named Glory as one of the World's most influential Combat sport promotions, along with UFC and Bellator. In January 2018, Glory announced that Franklin had moved to the role of Chief Development Officer, and former UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik had been hired as the new CEO.[7]

Media coverageEdit

In June 2013, after having an inaugural first event in the US in New York (Glory 9: New York) on June 22, 2013, Spike TV signed a multi-year agreement to broadcast Glory kickboxing events. The broadcast deal with Spike TV was extended in May 2014 to cover 2015. In February 2016, Glory announced a new multi-year deal with ESPN.[8] In 2017, Glory initiated partnerships with the UFC for events on pay-per-view and on UFC Fight Pass.[9]

EventsEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
79 Glory: Collision 2 December 21, 2019 GelreDome   Arnhem, Netherlands
78 Glory 70: Lyon October 26, 2019 Palais des Sports de Gerland   Lyon, France
77 Glory 69: Düsseldorf October 12, 2019 ISS Dome   Düsseldorf, Germany
76 Glory 68:Miami September 28, 2019 James L Knight Center   Miami, United States
75 Glory 67: Orlando July 5, 2019 Silver Spurs Arena   Orlando, United States
74 Glory 66: Paris June 22, 2019 Zénith Paris   Paris, France
73 Glory 65: Utrecht May 17, 2019 Central Studios   Utrecht, Netherlands
72 Glory 64: Strasbourg March 9, 2019 Rhénus Sport   Strasbourg, France
71 Glory 63: Houston February 1, 2019 Arena Theater   Houston, United States
70 Glory 62: Rotterdam December 1, 2018 Rotterdam Ahoy   Rotterdam, Netherlands
69 Glory 61: New York November 2, 2018 Hammerstein Ballroom   New York City, New York
68 Glory 60: Lyon October 20, 2018 Palais des Sports de Gerland   Lyon, France
67 Glory 59: Amsterdam September 29, 2018 Johan Cruyff Arena   Amsterdam, Netherlands
66 Glory 58: Chicago September 15, 2018 Sears Centre   Hoffman Estates, United States
65 Glory 57: Shenzhen August 25, 2018 Shenzhen Bay Sports Center   Shenzhen, China
64 Glory 56: Denver August 10, 2018 1stBank Center   Broomfield, United States
63 Glory 55: New York July 20, 2018 The Theater at Madison Square Garden   New York City, New York, USA
62 Glory 54: Birmingham June 2, 2018 Genting Arena   Birmingham, England
61 Glory 53: Lille May 12, 2018 Zénith de Lille   Lille, France
60 Glory 52: Los Angeles March 31, 2018 Pacific Room   Los Angeles, United States
59 Glory 51: Rotterdam March 3, 2018 Rotterdam Ahoy   Rotterdam, Netherlands
58 Glory 50: Chicago February 16, 2018 UIC Pavilion   Chicago, United States
57 Glory 49: Rotterdam December 9, 2017 Rotterdam Ahoy   Rotterdam, Netherlands
56 Glory 48: New York December 1, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden   New York City, New York, USA
55 Glory 47: Lyon October 28, 2017 Palais des Sports de Gerland   Lyon, France
54 Glory 46: China October 14, 2017 Guangzhou Gymnasium   Guangzhou, China
53 Glory 45: Amsterdam September 30, 2017 Sporthallen Zuid   Amsterdam, Netherlands
52 Glory 44: Chicago August 25, 2017 Sears Centre   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
51 Glory 43: New York July 14, 2017 The Theater at Madison Square Garden   New York City, New York, USA
50 Glory 42: Paris June 10, 2017 AccorHotels Arena   Paris, France
49 Glory 41: Holland May 20, 2017 Brabanthallen   Den Bosch, Netherlands 5,000
48 Glory 40: Copenhagen April 29, 2017 Forum Copenhagen   Copenhagen, Denmark 2,500
47 Glory 39: Brussels March 25, 2017 Vorst National   Brussels, Belgium 1,500
46 Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament March 11, 2017 Grantham Meres Leisure Centre   Grantham, England
45 Glory 38: Chicago February 24, 2017 Sears Centre   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
44 Glory 37: Los Angeles January 20, 2017 The Novo by Microsoft   Los Angeles, California, USA
43 Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016 König Pilsener Arena   Oberhausen, Germany 13,000
42 Glory 35: Nice November 5, 2016 Palais Nikaia   Nice, France
41 Glory 34: Denver October 21, 2016 1stBank Center   Broomfield, Colorado, USA
40 Glory 33: New Jersey September 9, 2016 Sun National Bank Center   Trenton, New Jersey, USA
39 Glory 32: Virginia July 22, 2016 Ted Constant Convocation Center   Norfolk, Virginia, USA
38 Glory 31: Amsterdam June 25, 2016 Amsterdam RAI   Amsterdam, Netherlands 3,500
37 Glory 30: Los Angeles May 13, 2016 Citizens Business Bank Arena   Ontario, California, USA 1,750
36 Glory 29: Copenhagen April 16, 2016 Forum Copenhagen   Copenhagen, Denmark 1,250
35 Glory 28: Paris March 12, 2016 AccorHotels Arena   Paris, France 2,750
34 Glory 27: Chicago February 26, 2016 Sears Centre   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA 2,000
33 Glory 26: Amsterdam December 4, 2015 Amsterdam RAI   Amsterdam, Netherlands 8,000
32 Glory 25: Milan November 6, 2015 PalaIper   Milan, Italy 6,750
31 Glory 24: Denver October 9, 2015 Magness Arena   Denver, Colorado, USA 3,500
30 Bellator/Glory: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 SAP Center   San Jose, California, USA 11,000
29 Glory 23: Las Vegas August 3, 2015 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2,200
28 Glory 22: Lille June 5, 2015 Stade Pierre-Mauroy   Lille, France 6,500
27 Glory 21: San Diego May 8, 2015 Valley View Casino Center   San Diego, California, USA 1,500
26 Glory 20: Dubai April 3, 2015 Dubai World Trade Centre   Dubai, UAE 1,000
25 Glory 19: Virginia February 6, 2015 Hampton Coliseum   Hampton, Virginia, USA 3,500
24 Glory 18: Oklahoma November 7, 2014 Grand Casino Hotel Resort   Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA 1,000
23 Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 The Forum   Inglewood, California, USA 4,000
22 Glory 16: Denver May 3, 2014 1stBank Center   Broomfield, Colorado, USA 2,350
21 Glory 15: Istanbul April 12, 2014 Ülker Sports Arena   Istanbul, Turkey 11,000
20 Glory 14: Zagreb March 8, 2014 Arena Zagreb   Zagreb, Croatia 10,000
19 Glory 13: Tokyo December 21, 2013 Ariake Coliseum   Tokyo, Japan 8,000
18 Glory 12: New York November 23, 2013 The Theater at Madison Square Garden   New York City, New York, USA 4,500
17 Glory 11: Chicago October 12, 2013 Sears Centre   Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA 1,500
16 Glory 10: Los Angeles September 28, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena   Ontario, California, USA 2,200[10]
15 Glory 9: New York June 22, 2013 Hammerstein Ballroom   New York City, New York, USA 1,950
14 2013 Road to Glory USA Heavyweight
Tournament
June 14, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino   Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
13 2013 Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament May 11, 2013 The Rave   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
12 Glory 8: Tokyo May 3, 2013 Ariake Coliseum   Tokyo, Japan 3,500
11 Glory 7: Milan April 20, 2013 Mediolanum Forum   Milan, Italy 10,000
10 Glory 6: Istanbul April 6, 2013 Ülker Arena   Istanbul, Turkey 12,000
9 Glory 5: London March 23, 2013 ExCeL Arena   London, England 4,500
8 Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament March 22, 2013 Capitale   New York City, New York, USA
7 Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament March 10, 2013 Differ Ariake Arena   Tokyo, Japan
6 Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament February 9, 2013 Hollywood Park Casino   Los Angeles, California, USA
5 Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament February 2, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino   Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
4 Dream 18/Glory 4: Tokyo December 31, 2012 Saitama Super Arena   Saitama, Japan 15,000
3 Glory 3: Rome November 3, 2012 PalaLottomatica   Rome, Italy 6,450
2 Glory 2: Brussels October 6, 2012 Forest National   Brussels, Belgium 5,250
1 Glory 1: Stockholm May 26, 2012 Ericsson Globe   Stockholm, Sweden 4,500

ChampionsEdit

Current championsEdit

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight +95 kg (209.4 lb)   Rico Verhoeven June 21, 2014 8
Light Heavyweight 95 kg (209.4 lb)   Artem Vakhitov March 12, 2016 5
Light Heavyweight (Interim) 95 kg (209.4 lb)   Pavel Zhuravlev July 14, 2017 0
Middleweight 84 kg (185.2 lb)   Alex Pereira October 14, 2017 4
Welterweight 77 kg (169.8 lb)   Cedric Doumbe March 9, 2019 1
Lightweight 70 kg (154.3 lb)   Marat Grigorian May 17, 2019 1
Featherweight 65 kg (143.3 lb)   Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao September 29, 2018 2
Women's Bantamweight 60 kg (132.3 lb)   Anissa Meksen November 2, 2018 1

Glory Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: Unlimited

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Rico Verhoeven
def. Daniel Ghiță
Glory 17: Los Angeles
  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 Braddock at Glory 33: New Jersey on September 9, 2016 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA
6. def. Jamal Ben Saddik at Glory 49: Rotterdam on December 9, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
7. def. Mladen Brestovac at Glory 54: Birmingham on June 2, 2018 in Birmingham, England
8. def. Guto Inocente at Glory 59: Amsterdam on Septembre 29, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Glory Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 95 kg (209.4 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Interim   Pavel Zhuravlev
def. Saulo Cavalari for interim title
Glory 43: New York
 New York, USA
July 14, 2017
Interim   Zack Mwekassa
def. Mourad Bouzidi for interim title
Glory 31: Amsterdam
 Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 25, 2016
Current   Artem Vakhitov Glory 28: Paris
 Paris, France
March 12, 2016

1. def. interim champion 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
3. def. Ariel Machado at Glory 47: Lyon on October 28, 2017 in Lyon, France
4. def. Danyo Ilunga at Glory 56: Denver on August 10, 2018 in Broomfield, United States
5. def. Donegi Abena at Glory 66: Paris on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France

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

Glory Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 84 kg (185.2 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Alex Pereira Glory 46: China
  Guangzhou, China
October 14, 2017

1. def. Yousri Belgaroui at Glory 49: Rotterdam on December 9, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
2. def. Yousri Belgaroui at Glory 55: New York on July 20, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA
3. def. Simon Marcus at Glory 58: Chicago on September 14, 2018 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
4. def. Jason Wilnis at Glory 65: Utrecht on May 17, 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands

4   Simon Marcus (2) Glory 40: Copenhagen
  Copenhagen, Denmark
April 29, 2017
3   Jason Wilnis Glory 33: New Jersey
  Trenton, USA
September 9, 2016

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

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

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

1   Artem Levin
def. Joe Schilling
Glory 17: Los Angeles
  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 ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 77 kg (169.8 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Cédric Doumbé (2) Glory 64: Strasbourg
  Strasbourg, France
March 9, 2019

1. def. Alim Nabiev at Glory 66: Paris on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France

6   Harut Grigorian Glory 50: Chicago
  Chicago, United States
February 16, 2018

1. def. Alim Nabiev at Glory 54: Birmingham on June 2, 2018 in Birmingham, England

5   Murthel Groenhart Glory 44: Chicago
  Hoffman Estates, USA
August 25, 2017
4   Cédric Doumbé Glory 36: Oberhausen
  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   Nieky Holzken
def. Raymond Daniels
Glory 23: Las Vegas
 Las 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   Joseph Valtellini Glory 17: Los Angeles
  Inglewood, USA
June 21, 2014
1   Marc de Bonte
def. Karapet Karapetyan
Glory 16: Denver
  Broomfield, USA
May 3, 2014

Glory Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 70 kg (154.3 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Marat Grigorian Glory 65: Utrecht
  Utrecht, Netherlands
May 17, 2019 1. def. Tyjani Beztati at Glory 69: Dusseldorf on October 12, 2019 in Dusseldorf, Germany
3   Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong Glory 31: Amsterdam
  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
3. def. Christian Baya at Glory 50: Chicago on February 16, 2018 in Chicago, United States
4. def. Tyjani Beztati at Glory 53: Lille on May 12, 2018 in Lille, France
5. def. Marat Grigorian at Glory 57: Shenzhen on August 25, 2018 in Shenzhen, China
6. def. Josh Jauncey at Glory 61: New York on November 2, 2018 in New York City, United States

2   Robin van Roosmalen Glory 18: Oklahoma
  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   Davit Kiria
def. Andy Ristie
Glory 14: Zagreb
  Zagreb, Croatia
March 8, 2014

Glory Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 65 kg (143.3 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao Glory 59: Amsterdam
  Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 29, 2018

1. def. Serhiy Adamchuk at Glory 63: Houston on February 1, 2019 in Houston, Texas
2. def. Anvar Boynazarov at Glory 67: Orlando on July 5, 2019 in Orlando, Florida

Interim   Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
def. Kevin Van Nostrand for interim title
Glory 55: New York
  New York, New York
July 20, 2018
Interim   Kevin Van Nostrand
def. Anvar Boynazarov for interim title
Glory 48: New York
  New York, New York
December 1, 2017
5   Robin van Roosmalen (2)
def. Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao
Glory 41: Holland
  Den Bosch, Netherlands
May 20, 2017

1. def. Serhiy Adamchuk at Glory 45: Amsterdam on September 30, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2. def. interim champion Kevin Van Nostrand at Glory 52: Los Angeles on March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

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

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

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

Glory Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 60 kg (132.3 lb)

No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current   Anissa Meksen (2) Glory 61: New York
 New York City, New York, United States
November 2, 2018 1. def. Tiffany van Soest at Glory 64: Strasbourg on March 9, 2019 in Strasbourg, France

2. def. Sofia Olofsson at Glory 66: Paris on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France

3   Jady Menezes Glory 56: Denver
 Broomfield, United States
August 10, 2018
2   Anissa Meksen Glory 48: New York
 New York, USA
December 1, 2017 1. def. Amel Dehby at Glory 53: Lille on May 12, 2018 in Lille, France
1   Tiffany van Soest
def. Amel Dehby
Glory 36: Oberhausen
  Oberhausen, Germany
December 10, 2016

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

Tournament championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
Glory 70 kg Slam Tournament   Giorgio Petrosyan   Robin van Roosmalen Glory 3: Rome November 3, 2012 70kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament   Semmy Schilt   Daniel Ghiţă Dream 18/Glory 4: Tokyo December 31, 2012 Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament bracket
Glory 65 kg Slam Tournament   Yuta Kubo   Masaaki Noiri Glory 8: Tokyo May 3, 2013 Glory 65kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory 95 kg Slam Tournament   Tyrone Spong   Danyo Ilunga Glory 9: New York June 22, 2013 Glory 95kg Slam Tournament bracket
Glory Middleweight Championship Tournament   Joe Schilling   Artem Levin Glory 10: Los Angeles September 28, 2013 Middleweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Heavyweight Championship Tournament   Rico Verhoeven   Daniel Ghiță Glory 11: Chicago October 12, 2013 Heavyweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Lightweight Championship Tournament   Andy Ristie   Robin van Roosmalen Glory 12: New York November 23, 2013 Lightweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Welterweight Championship Tournament   Nieky Holzken   Joseph Valtellini Glory 13: Tokyo December 21, 2013 Welterweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament   Gökhan Saki   Tyrone Spong Glory 15: Istanbul April 12, 2014 Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament bracket
Glory Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament   Artem Levin   Joe Schilling Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 Middleweight Last Man Standing Tournament bracket
Glory Women's Super Bantamweight Grand Prix   Tiffany van Soest   Amel Dehby Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016
Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix   Jamal Ben Saddik   Benjamin Adegbuyi Glory 62: Rotterdam December 8, 2018 Glory Heavyweight Tournament bracket

Contender Tournament championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
2014 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament   Alex Pereira   Sahak Parparyan Glory 14: Zagreb March 8, 2014 2014 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Errol Zimmerman   Anderson Braddock Glory 16: Denver May 3, 2014 2014 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Gabriel Varga   Shane Oblonsky Glory 17: Los Angeles June 21, 2014 2014 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2014 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Saulo Cavalari   Zack Mwekassa Glory 18: Oklahoma November 7, 2014 2014 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Nieky Holzken   Raymond Daniels Glory 19: Virginia February 6, 2015 2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament   Simon Marcus   Jason Wilnis Glory 20: Dubai April 3, 2015 2015 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament   Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong   Josh Jauncey Glory 22: Lille June 5, 2015 2015 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Benjamin Adegbuyi   Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 24: Denver October 9, 2015 2015 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Murthel Groenhart   Karim Ghajji Glory 25: Milan November 6, 2015 2015 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Mosab Amrani   Maykol Yurk Glory 26: Amsterdam December 4, 2015 2015 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament   Dustin Jacoby   Wayne Barrett Glory 27: Chicago February 26, 2016 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament   Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong   Marat Grigorian Glory 28: Paris March 12, 2016 2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Ismael Londt   Jahfarr Wilnis Glory 29: Copenhagen April 16, 2016 2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Murthel Groenhart   Yoann Kongolo Glory 31: Amsterdam June 25, 2016 2016 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Zinedine Hameur-Lain   Ariel Machado Glory 32: Virginia July 22, 2016 2016 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Matt Embree   Giga Chikadze Glory 33: New Jersey September 9, 2016 2016 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament   Israel Adesanya   Yousri Belgaroui Glory 34: Denver October 21, 2016 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Benjamin Adegbuyi   Mladen Brestovac Glory 35: Nice November 5, 2016 2016 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament   Dylan Salvador   Hysni Beqiri Glory 36: Oberhausen December 10, 2016 2016 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Yoann Kongolo   Karim Benmansour Glory 37: Los Angeles January 20, 2017 2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Ariel Machado   Zinedine Hameur-Lain Glory 38: Chicago February 24, 2017 2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao   Serhiy Adamchuk Glory 39: Brussels March 25, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament   Yousri Belgaroui   Alex Pereira Glory 40: Copenhagen April 29, 2017 2017 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   D'Angelo Marshall   Anderson Braddock Glory 41: Holland May 20, 2017 2017 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament   Christian Baya   Massaro Glunder Glory 42: Paris June 10, 2017 2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Kevin VanNostrand   Giga Chikadze Glory 43: New York July 14, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Harut Grigorian   Antoine Pinto Glory 44: Chicago August 25, 2017 2017 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Michael Duut   Manny Mancha Glory 45: Amsterdam September 30, 2017 2017 Glory Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Abdellah Ezbiri   Anvar Boynazarov Glory 47: Lyon October 28, 2017 2017 Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament   Stoyan Koprivlenski   Tyjani Beztati Glory 49: Rotterdam December 9, 2017 2017 Glory Lightweight Contender Tournament bracket
2018 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament   Benjamin Adegbuyi   Junior Tafa Glory 50: Chicago February 16, 2018 2018 Glory Heavyweight Contender Tournament bracket
2018 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament   Eyevan Danenberg   Thongchai Sitsongpeenong Glory 51: Rotterdam March 3, 2018 2018 Glory Welterweight Contender Tournament bracket
2018 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament   Serhiy Adamchuk   Victor Pinto Glory 53: Lille May 12, 2018 2018 Glory Featherweight Contender Tournament bracket

Qualification Tournament winnersEdit

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
2015 Glory Heavyweight Qualification Tournament   Xavier Vigney   Chi Lewis Parry Glory 21: San Diego May 8, 2015 2015 Glory Heavyweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2015 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament   Dustin Jacoby   Casey Greene Glory 23: Las Vegas August 7, 2015 2015 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2016 Glory Welterweight Qualification Tournament   Gabriel Varga   Shane Oblonsky Glory 30: Los Angeles May 13, 2016 2016 Glory Welterweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Featherweight Qualification Tournament   Chenglong Zhang   Masaya Kubo Glory 46: China October 14, 2017 2017 Glory Featherweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2017 Glory Midleweight Qualification Tournament   Robert Thomas   Mike Lemaire Glory 48: New York December 1, 2017 2017 Middleweight Qualification Tournament bracket
2018 Glory Lightweight Qualification Tournament   Liu Xu   Wensheng Zhang Glory 57: Shenzhen August 25, 2018 2018 Glory Lightweight Qualification Tournament bracket

Road to Glory Tournament championsEdit

Weight Class Champion Runner-up Event Date Tournament Bracket
Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament   Dustin Jacoby   Brian Collette Road to Glory USA 95 kg Tournament February 2, 2013
Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament   Mike Lemaire   Eddie Walker Road to Glory USA 85 kg Tournament February 9, 2013
Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament   Masaaki Noiri   Yuki Road to Glory Japan 65 kg Tournament March 10, 2013
Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament   Francois Ambang   Brett Hlavacek Road to Glory USA 77 kg Tournament March 22, 2013
Road to Glory Japan 85 kg Tournament   Kengo Shimizu   Magnum Sakai Road to Glory Japan 85 kg Tournament May 3, 2013
Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament   Michael Mananquil   Troy Sheridan 2013 Road to Glory USA 70 kg Tournament May 11, 2013
Road to Glory USA Heavyweight Tournament   Xavier Vigney   Maurice Green Road to Glory USA Heavyweight Tournament June 14, 2013
Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament   Mo Abdurahman   Bailey Sugden Road to Glory UK 65 kg Tournament March 11, 2017

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ReferencesEdit

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