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TOKYO, Japan (Oct. 25, 2012) Glory Sports International (GSI), owner and operator of the Glory World Series, announced today that it will be responsible for presenting ‘DREAM 18 - Special NYE 2012’, a New Year’s Eve MMA mega-event taking place at the Saitama Super Arena on December 31.“We are very fond of the DREAM brand and the company's world-class production team. The GSI team is passionate about Japanese MMA and is intent on restoring it to prominence. The DREAM 18 event on New...
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Heavyweight superstar Tyrone Spong signs with GLORY

Posted on August 25, 2012, 05:16 PM by Anton Gurevich
LONDON, UK (Aug. 22, 2012) - Heavyweight kickboxing KO artist and former Ernesto Hoost protégé Tyrone “The King of the Ring” Spong (68-6-1, 42 KO’s) of Amsterdam, Netherlands has signed a multi-fight, two-year exclusive deal with GLORY to compete in the world’s premiere kickboxing league. He is slated to make his GLORY debut at the GLORY World Series mega-event in Tokyo, Japan on a December date to be announced soon.The 26-year-old, 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in), 103.5 kg (228 pound),...
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It's Showtime: Peter Aerts vs. Tyrone Spong took place last night at the Forest National arena in Brussels, Belgium. Spong knocked out Aerts in round 3, in what was promoted as Mr. K-1's retirement bout. However, Aerts surprised the crowd by revealing that he still has six fights remaining on his contract. Also on the card, Daniel Ghita continued his impressive streak with a brutal performance against Dzevad Poturak. Ghita went through Poturak's leg kicks to TKO the "Bos Cop" with kicks to the liver. Ghita...
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BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 30, 2012) –GLORY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL (GSI), the owner and rights holder of the GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) championship kickboxing promotion and other related businesses, has agreed to terms with Dutch-based competitor, ‘It’s Showtime,’ led by the renowned European fight manager and kickboxing promoter Simon Rutz. The landmark deal will effectively place all of the world’s top kickboxers, or stand-up fighters, under the same promotional...
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It's Showtime: Peter Aerts defeated by Tyrone Spong

Posted on June 30, 2012, 04:41 PM by Mike Searson
It's Showtime held editions 57 and 58 in Brussels, Belgium today, featuring the farewell bout of Peter "The Dutch Lumberjack" Aerts. It was an extremely thrilling card, with some upsets like Robin van Roosmalen's loss due to TKO as a result of a cut over his eye and amazing knockouts like Andy Ristie's devastating KO of Samir Djabba at 20 seconds into their first round on the second card.Tyrone Spong defeated the legendary, Peter Aerts, by TKO in Round Three of the Dutch Lumberjack's farewell bout. To his...
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It's Showtime: Aerts vs. Spong Weigh-In Video

Posted on June 29, 2012, 04:33 PM by Mike Searson
It's Showtime is airing a 12-fight card from Belgium tomorrow, so big that the promotion is breaking it into two parts and officially calling it:  It's Showtime 57 & 58. Weigh-ins were held today in Brussels, Belgium and results will be posted shortly.The main event is a farewell fight between 3 time K-1 Grand Prix champion Peter "The Dutch Lumberjack" Aerts and Tyrone Spong. The Dutch Lumberjack could have taken an easier fight on his way out, but he chose to go out against one of the sport's toughest...
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Peter Aerts talks retirement, K-1 Aerts Dojo

Posted on June 28, 2012, 07:11 PM by Anton Gurevich
Kickboxing legend Peter Aerts will compete for the last time in his illustrious career, fighting Tyrone Spong in the main event of It's Showtime card in Brussels, Belgium. Peter Aerts spoke about his post-retirement plans, which include the expansion of K-1 Aerts Dojo, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Forty-one year old Mr. K-1 holds an amazing kickboxing record of 103 wins, 28 losses, and one draw. The event will be aired LIVE on HDNet, next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. EST. Fans outside of the Netherlands,...
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This Saturday, June 30 in Forest National in Brussels, Belgium, Music Hall and BFN Group present an international kickboxing card: It's Showtime (Edition 57 & 58) featuring the retirement fight of kickboxing legend Peter Aerts. Aerts will step into the ring one last time against Tyrone Spong in the main event. Spong is coming off a recent victory against Melvin Manhoef on the same card where Badr Hari had his farewell bout, where Hari knocked out Gokhan Saki. The main card of Part 1 features the 70kg max...
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Golden Glory First 16 Recap and Results

Posted on May 26, 2012, 11:46 PM by Mike Searson
Glory World Series held their First 16 event in Stockholm Sweden, featuring an international card of the world's top kickboxers in the 70 kg weight class. Fights on the first 16 card were won by Shemsi Beqiri, Robin van Roosmalen, Tim Thomas, David Kyria, Ky Hollenbeck, Sanny Dahlbeck, Albert Kraus and Giorgio Petrosyan. These 8 fighters will face each other in the quarterfinals. Alex Harris had been ahead in his fight with Nieky Holzken, but Holzken made a spectacular comeback after he dropped Harris three...
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Glory World Series First 16 LIVE STREAM (May 26th)

Posted on May 23, 2012, 01:22 PM by Anton Gurevich
Glory World Series kickboxing event will travel to the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, with a stacked fight card, headlined by the long-anticipated superfight between Semmy Schilt and Errol Zimmerman. GWS First 16 features some of the biggest names in the world of kickboxing, with Georgio Petrosyan, Robin van Roosmalen, Nieky Holzkein and Gokhan Saki all testing their skills inside the ring. Full event is available for purchase here on LowKick.com for just $15. First fight on the card will start...
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Weigh-ins were held this morning for the Glory World Series (GWS) First 16 Event in Stockholm Sweden for tomorrow's event. GWS First 16 boasts an assemblage of the biggest names in the kickboxing world including Georgio Petrosyan, Robin van Roosmalen, Nieky Holzkein and Gokhan Saki. There were some changes to the fight card since it was first announced and two MMA fights were added as a preliminary event for a total of 13 bouts and all fighters made their required weight.The GWS First 16 will be held at the...
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Robin van Roosmalen (34 -12-3, 10 wins by Knockout) is a Dutch kickboxer who will be fighting on May 26, 2012 in the Glory First 16, a 70kg Championship International Kickboxing event at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners of these 8 bouts will fight in the Glory Final 70kg Championship in August which has a Winner's purse of $300,000. Van Roosmalen will be fighting Russian kickboxer, Dzhabar Askerov, who has an impressive kickboxing record of 72-27-1, with 36 KO/TKO victories. Van Roosmalen...
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Sanny Dahlbeck (23-4) is a Muay Thai fighter from Stockholm, Sweden. He is one of 16 fighters who will be competing in the Glory First 16 event scheduled for May 26  2012 in Sweden against Max Vorovski of Estonia. Dahlbeck, a southpaw, is known for having an extremely solid left hand which is responsible for 14 of his wins by KO or TKO. According to Dahlbeck, he is equally strong on his right-side. He took some time from his busy training schedule to talk with LowKick.comHow did you get started in kickboxing?I...
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'Cool Hand' Corley fighting in Glory First 16

Posted on May 13, 2012, 01:43 AM by Mike Searson
Michael "Cool Hand" Corley (27-6-2) is an American Muay Thai fighter from Spring, Texas. In 2011 he was a contestant on: The Challenger Muaythai Reality Show in Thailand. He is currently slated to compete in the Glory First 16 scheduled for May 26 in Sweden.Corley acquired the name “Cool Hand” from the movie Cool Hand Luke.  According to Corley, this refers to the fact that what may seem innocuous can often be deadly. Corley says his boyish appearance gives him the element of surprise in his...
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