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Gear Up For Glory

by Kevin Marshall   September 19, 2013 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 9,336


Glory is coming to Spike.

Kickboxing is only now making inroads towards a wide North American audience, so you can be forgiven for not knowing too much about Glory. But you won't forgive yourself if you miss the live premiere on Saturday, October 12th on Spike.

Why should you tune in? Where can we begin?

KEEPING IT ON THE FEET
We love MMA, but we get why it's not everyone's cup of tea. Sometimes you'll see a particular type of fighter, and not to name names, but if you don't understand or appreciate the finer points of amateur wrestling, it can get kind of boring. Thankfully that's not a problem with Glory, which is pure striking. The nature of the sport doesn't leave much time or room for stalling or a "feeling out" period: Glory is bell to bell action.

KNOCKOUTS
It's a fact: Glory has a higher frequency of knockouts than any other combat sport. That means more fights on the card, exciting finishes, and guaranteed fight fan satisfaction.

FEW SCORING CONTROVERSIES
Fans of combat sports are familiar with the axiom "don't leave it in the hands of the judges." It's a sad fact that even the most obvious, lopsided affair can go to the wrong fighter. Just look at last weekend's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. The man they call "Money" put on a clinic, yet somehow one judge scored it a draw. Those kinds of preposterous scores aren't as common in Glory, simply because the fighters won't allow it.

LEGENDS OF THE SPORT
Get a crash course in kickboxing with Glory's lineup of upstarts, elite fighters, and legitimate combat sports legends like Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghita, Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjansky, and more.

THE HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
The four best heavyweights in the sport – Rico Verhoeven, Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghita, and Anderson "Braddock" Silva – will collide in a one-night tournament for the vacant Glory Heavyweight Championship.

TYRONE SPONG vs. NATHAN CORBETT
Kickboxing superstar Tyrone Spong has been making waves with his current eight fight, two and a half year win streak. In beating the likes of Peter Aerts, Melvin Manhoef, and Remy Bonjansky, Spong has established himself as an elite fighter and a force to be reckoned with. But a foe has emerged from his past to try to derail his pursuit of glory: Nathan "Carnage" Corbett. The two met back in 2009, where Corbett beat the young Spong by knockout but got carried away in the process, leading to a No Contest. Spong is looking to solidify his legacy and remove an embarrassing blemish from his record. Corbett is looking to prove that he belongs in the conversation and that he's still at the same level as Spong. The two will meet in the explosive main event of Glory's Spike debut, which will shape the division for years to come.

GET IT IN ON THE NEXT BIG THING
With elite caliber fighters, exciting fights and epic knockouts, Glory is guaranteed to be the next big thing in combat sports. Eight years ago, Spike was the channel that launched MMA in to the mainstream and made its fighters into household names. Now we look to do the same with Glory, and you can say you were there on the night it all began.

Glory 11 will be broadcast live on Saturday, October 12th 9/8c on Spike.

 

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