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Countdown to Glory 17: Los Angeles

The biggest night in kickboxing history starts on Spike. Preview Mirko Cro Cop vs. Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, Andy Ristie vs Ky Hollenbeck and the Featherweight Contender Tournament. Glory 17 Los Angeles comes at you LIVE,, June 21 8/7c on Spike.

male narrator: KICKBOXING'SPREMIER ORGANIZATION, GLORY,

COUNTS DOWNTO GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES

AND THE RETURN OF ONEOF THE SPORT'S LIVING LEGENDS.

CROATIAN HEAVYWEIGHTMIRKO CROCOP

WILL LOOK TO ADD ANOTHER VICTORYTO HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER

AS HE TAKES ON GLORY NEWCOMERJARREL MILLER.

PLUS, ANDY RISTIESTEPS BACK INTO THE RING

TO FACE FOURTH-RANKEDKY HOLLENBECK.

THE TWO BATTLE FOR THE CHANCETO BECOME NEXT IN LINE

FOR A SHOT AT THE LIGHTWEIGHTWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

AND IT'S THE FEATHERWEIGHTCONTENDER TOURNAMENT.

FOUR FIGHTERSPUT IT ALL ON THE LINE,

LOOKING TO GO TWO TIMESIN ONE NIGHT

TO EARN A GUARANTEED SPOT

IN THE UPCOMINGCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

IT'S TIME FOR COUNTDOWN TO GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

[dramatic music]

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SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 21ST,8:00 P.M. ON SPIKE,

THE NUMBER ONE KICKBOXING LEAGUEIN THE WORLD

BRINGS YOU GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

BUT BEFORE WE LOOK AHEADTO GLORY 17,

WE TAKE A LOOK BACKAT THE ACTION FROM GLORY 16...

DENVER.

IT WAS THE HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERTOURNAMENT.

FOUR OF THE TOP BIG MENIN THE DIVISION SQUARED OFF,

WITH ONE FIGHTER NEEDINGTO WIN TWO MATCHES IN ONE NIGHT

TO EARN A GUARANTEED SPOT

IN THE UPCOMINGCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

THE FIRST MATCH HADERROL "BONECRUSHER" ZIMMERMAN

TAKING ON BEN EDWARDS,

WHO ENTERED THE RING

WITH AN INCREDIBLE88% KNOCKOUT RATIO.

A RATIO LIKE THAT

COUPLED WITH THE NICKNAME"BONECRUSHER,"

AND YOU KNEW THIS FIGHTWOULD NOT GO THE DISTANCE.

- FIGHT!

- ZIMMERMAN KNOWNFOR THOSE BIG KNEES.

KEEP AN EYE ON THAT,

AS BEN EDWARDS GOES TO WORKWITH A NICE COMBINATION,

MOVING FORWARD.

ZIMMERMAN UP AGAINST THE ROPES.

STRAIGHT FROM EDWARDS.

EDWARDS TEEING OFF.

COULD ZIMMERMAN BE IN TROUBLE?

- ZIMMERMAN'S GOT TO GETOUT OF THERE.

- COMES BACK!BIG SHOT FROM ZIMMERMAN!

DOWN IS BEN EDWARDS

ONTO THE GLORY CANVAS!

WHAT A SHOTFROM ERROL ZIMMERMAN!

- FOUR, FIVE, SIX,

SEVEN, EIGHT.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

FIGHT!

- AL WICKERS WILL LETTHIS FIGHT CONTINUE.

CAN BEN EDWARDS SHAKE IT OFF?

FIRST KNOCKDOWNBY ERROL ZIMMERMAN.

- THAT'S WHAT I LOVEABOUT THIS HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

ZIMMERMAN LOOKED IN TROUBLE,

AND THEN HE PUT EDWARDSIN TROUBLE--

THE DRAMAOF TOURNAMENT FIGHTING.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- 35 SECONDS TO GOIN THIS FIRST ROUND.

NOW, REMEMBER,IN A TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL,

IF A FIGHTER'S KNOCKED DOWNTWICE IN A ROUND,

THEY WILL LOSE BY WAY OF TKO--

THREE TIMES OVERALLIN THE FIGHT.

AND BEN EDWARDS IS COMING BACK.

[cheers and shouts]

UNDER 30 TO GO.

THE BIG MAN THROWING DOWNIN DENVER.

- PAY ATTENTION!

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- KNEE FOLLOWED BY A RIGHT!

AND EDWARDS IS DOWN AGAIN!

RIGHT HOOK FROM ZIMMERMANFLOORS BEN EDWARDS,

AND THAT IS ALL!

- FOR YOUR WINNER,

WHO NOW ADVANCESTO THE TOURNAMENT FINAL,

ERROL ZIMMERMAN!

[cheers and applause]

narrator: ZIMMERMAN TOOK OUTTHE OVERMATCHED EDWARDS

AND WAITED TO FIND OUTWHO HE WOULD MEET IN THE FINAL,

THE FORMER RUSSIAN PARATROOPERSERGEY KHARITONOV

OR NUMBER-FOUR-RANKEDANDERSON SILVA OF BRAZIL.

- FIGHT!

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- BOTH OF THESE VETERANSCOMING OFF HUGE WINS

OVER KICKBOXING LEGENDS.

SILVA BEAT REMY BONJASKY.

AND KHARITONOV IS DOWN!

- THREE, FOUR, FIVE...

- AND IT IS BEING RULEDA KNOCKDOWN.

- EIGHT.TO ME, SHOW TO ME.

GOOD?READY?

- REFEREE OSCAR MARTINEZSEPARATES THE FIGHTERS.

- FIGHT!

- BUT "BRADDOCK" SILVAGETS THE FIRST KNOCKDOWN.

- THAT OVERHAND RIGHTIS MONEY THERE.

- GOING TO WORK.

REMEMBER, IF A FIGHTER'SKNOCKED DOWN TWICE IN A ROUND

IN THE SEMIFINALS,

THE FIGHT IS OVER BY WAY OF TKO,

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SILVAIS TRYING TO DO.

MENTIONED SILVA COMING OFFA WIN OVER BONJASKY.

WELL, KHARITONOV IS COMINGOFF OF A HUGE WIN

OVER JEROME LE BANNER.

- OH, NOTICE THAT HOOK EXCHANGE.

THAT'S ALMOST 500 POUNDS OF DUDESMACKING EACH OTHER.

THAT'S INTENSE.

- WE HEARD THOSE CLUNKSECHO THROUGH THE ARENA.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- THERE'S MORE STRIKESLANDED BY KHARITONOV,

SO I THINK HE WONTHAT LAST ROUND.

SO WE'RE ONE-TO-ONE RIGHT NOW.

- OKAY, KEEP HIM BUSY!

[yells]

- KHARITONOVPUSHING SILVA FORWARD...

UP AGAINST THE ROPES.

UPPERCUT LANDSFROM KHARITONOV.

- BAM, ROCKY STYLE UPPERCUTS,

HE'S PICKING HIM UP WITH THOSE.

- WHO WILL PUNCH THEIR TICKET

HERE AT THE GLORY 16 HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT?

- ALL THREE JUDGESSCORED THE BOUT 29-27,

A UNANIMOUS DECISIONFOR YOUR WINNER,

ANDERSON SILVA!

narrator:SILVA NEEDED THREE ROUNDS

TO TAKE OUT KHARITONOV

AND WOULD NOW MEET ZIMMERMAN,

WHO NEEDEDJUST UNDER THREE MINUTES

TO DISPOSE OF BEN EDWARDS.

- ZIMMERMAN ACTUALLY CAME HERETO DENVER

A LITTLE EARLIER THAN SILVA,

SO HE FEELSHE HAS THE ADVANTAGE.

HE'S A LITTLE BITMORE ACCLIMATED--WOW.

- BIG KNEE FROM ERROL ZIMMERMAN

DROPS ANDERSON SILVA.

AL WICKERS LOOKING ON.

- SEVEN, EIGHT.

YOU ALL RIGHT, ANDERSON?

FIGHT!

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- HE LOOKS OKAY.

WE WILL SEE.

ZIMMERMAN MOVING FORWARD.

AND SOME SHOTS BEING LANDED!

DOWN GOES SILVA!

ERROL ZIMMERMAN KNOCKS DOWN"BRADDOCK" SILVA.

- SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT.

YOU ALL RIGHT?HANDS UP.

TAKE A STEP TO ME.HANDS UP. HANDS UP.

FIGHT!

- AL WICKERS WILL LETTHIS FIGHT GO ON.

FLYING KNEE FROM ZIMMERMAN.

- FIGHT!

[cheers and shouts]

- SILVA'S STILL DANGEROUS.

IT'S LIKE HE'S A CAGED--

OR AN ANIMALAGAINST THE WALL HERE.

- ZIMMERMAN GOING TO WORK,BUT, NO, SILVA CONNECTS.

- FIGHT!

- "NO KNOCKDOWN,"SAYS AL WICKERS.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- THE RESILIENCE OF SILVAIS AMAZING.

- [shouting indistinctly]

- THROWING PUNCHES BACK...

- AND SILVA IS DOWN AGAIN!

THAT IS ALL!

ERROL ZIMMERMAN KNOCKS DOWNANDERSON "BRADDOCK" SILVA

THREE TIMES IN THE FIRST ROUND

TO WIN THE HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERTOURNAMENT.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THIS BOUT COMES TO AN END

WITH AN OFFICIAL TIME OF 2:30OF THAT VERY FIRST ROUND.

FOR YOUR WINNER,

WHO NOW OFFICIALLY BECOMESTHE GLORY HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER

AND GAINS AN AUTOMATIC BERTH

INTO THE GLORY HEAVYWEIGHTWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT,

ERROL ZIMMERMAN!

[cheers and applause]

narrator: ZIMMERMAN LEFTTHE MILE HIGH CITY

WITH THE CROWN AND EARNEDHIS GUARANTEED PLACE

IN THE HEAVYWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

ON JUNE 21ST, 8:00 P.M.,IN LOS ANGELES,

IT WILL BETHE FEATHERWEIGHTS' TOURNAMENT,

A FOUR-MAN, ONE-NIGHTCONTENDER TOURNAMENT.

ONE FIGHTER WILL HAVE TO WINTWO TIMES IN THE SAME NIGHT

TO EARN A GUARANTEED SPOT

IN THE UPCOMINGCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

THE FIRST MATCH HAS AMERICANSHANE "THE HURRICANE" OBLONSKY

MAKING HIS GLORY DEBUT.

THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE WILL HAVETHE CROWD IN HIS CORNER

AS HE SHOWS OFFHIS MUAY THAI SKILLS

AND PUNISHING PUNCHING POWER.

HIS OPPONENT,MMA FIGHTER MARCUS VINICIUS,

WHO FORMERLY COMPETEDIN THE BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION,

HAS A PROFESSIONAL RECORD

OF 20 WINS, 7 LOSSES,AND 1 DRAW.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRACKET

FEATURES FIFTH-RANKEDGABRIEL VARGA OF CANADA

VERSUS NUMBER-THREE-RANKEDYODKHUNPON SITMONCHAI

VARGA TOOK TO THE MARTIAL ARTSAT AN EARLY AGE.

HIS FATHERWAS A KARATE INSTRUCTOR

WHO BEGAN SHOWING HIMTHE BASICS OF SHOTOKAN KARATE

WHEN HE TURNED JUST FIVE.

SITMONCHAI, FROM THAILAND,IS A VETERAN OF THE SPORT,

WITH A CAREER RECORD OF 83 WINS,21 LOSSES, AND 1 DRAW.

COMING UP, A LOOK BACK

AT THE FIRST WELTERWEIGHTWORLD TITLE FIGHT,

KARAPET KARAPETYANVERSUS MARC DE BONTE,

AND IT'S THE RETURNOF ANDY RISTIE

LOOKING TO GET BACK ON TRACKAGAINST KY HOLLENBECK

AND EARN ANOTHER CHANCETO FIGHT FOR THE WORLD TITLE.

IT'S COUNTDOWN TO GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

narrator: SATURDAY NIGHT,JUNE 21ST, 8:00 P.M.,

ONLY ON SPIKE,

THE GREATEST KICKBOXERSIN THE WORLD

RETURN TO THE U.S.

IT'S GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

THE LIVING LEGEND MIRKO CROCOP

WILL ELECTRIFY THE FANSIN TINSELTOWN

BY TRYING TO TAKE DOWNJARREL "BIG BABY" MILLER.

BUT FIRST, IT'S A LOOK BACKTO GLORY 16 DENVER.

THE WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLEWAS ON THE LINE:

HARD-HITTING KARAPET KARAPETYAN

UP AGAINST MUAY THAI SPECIALISTMARC DE BONTE.

- MARC DE BONTE!

- FIGHT!

- AND HERE GOES DE BONTETO WORK.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- AND THAT'S WHAT DE BONTENEEDS TO DO.

THAT'S WHAT.

HE'S GOT TO STAY ON HIM.

MARC'S GOT TO BE ALL OVER HIMLIKE WHITE ON RICE.

- DE BONTE LOOKING VERY CRISPHERE IN THIS FIRST ROUND.

- COME ON, BABY.

- FRONT KICKAS THE FIGHTERS EXCHANGE

IN FRONT OF US.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

GOOD ACTION HEREIN THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION

IN THIS FIRST ROUNDBETWEEN DE BONTE AND KARAPETYAN.

[bell dings]

LOOKS LIKE MARC DE BONTE IS BACK

AND COMES OUT FIRING.

MAN, HE HAS QUICK HANDS.

- YEAH, THAT'S THE BOXING.

WE'RE GETTINGA NEW SCHOOL OF FIGHTERS

WHO HAVE BEEN WORKINGTHE HANDS WELL.

YOU KNOW,YES, IT'S KICKBOXING,

BUT LIKE BASKETBALL,

A LAYUPIS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE SHOT

THAN A THREE-POINTER.

A KICK IS A THREE-POINTER.

PUNCHES ARE YOUR DUNKS,TIP-INS, AND YOUR LAYUPS.

- DE BONTE WAS TALKINGABOUT HE NEEDED TO BREAK

THE TEMPO OF KARAPETYAN,

SLOW HIM DOWNAND WORK THE LEGS.

- THAT WAS A GREAT COMBOTHAT DE BONTE JUST DID.

THESE GUYS AREA LITTLE BIT MORE CONTROLLED.

NICE JAB THERE BY KARAPET.

[both grunting]

FAST.

- KARAPETYAN LANDSA COUPLE OF NICE JABS.

DE BONTE GETS A--

THROWS A FLYING KNEEAND PAYS FOR IT.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

- YOU CAN SEE KARAPET STARTINGTO TURN THE TIDE TO THIS ONE.

YOU CAN SEE HIS STYLESTARTING TO GIVE DE BONTE

A LITTLE MORE TROUBLE.

- KARAPET PICKING UP THE PACEIN THIS THIRD ROUND.

A CLOSE THIRD ROUND, DUKE.

WHO'D YOU GIVE IT TO?

- WELL, I THINK KARAPETMAY HAVE PULLED THAT OFF.

IT WAS VERY CLOSE AND...

[speaking indistinctly]

SO IT'S QUITE CLOSE.

AND THEN WE'LL FIND OUTWHO THE CHAMPION...

[speaking indistinctly]

- LOW KICKS FROM KARAPETYAN

AND ONE FROM DE BONTE.

- FIGHT!

- NO KNOCKDOWN.- LET'S FIGHT!

- FANS BEGIN TO--

AGREED WITH THE FIGHTERSTO PICK UP THE PACE.

AGAIN, DE BONTE CATCHES THE KICKFROM KARAPETYAN.

HE PUTS HIM ON THE CANVAS,

BUT THAT WILL NOT BE RULEDA KNOCKDOWN.

THE WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLEIS ON THE LINE

AS WE APPROACHOUR FIFTH AND FINAL ROUND--

MARC DE BONTEAND KARAPET KARAPETYAN.

COULD THIS ROUND DECIDE IT?

FIGHTERS CLINCHAND WILL BE SEPARATED.

- THIS FIGHT IS REMINISCENT

OF THE FIGHT WITH THE CHAMPION,SAME THING.

KARAPET HAS A GREAT WAYOF SHUTTING PEOPLE DOWN.

- OOH, AND FLYING KNEE MISSES.

DE BONTE IS ON THE GROUND,

BUT IT WILL NOT BE RULEDA KNOCKDOWN.

LOOKED LIKE HE SLIPPEDAND THEN WAS PUSHED DOWN.

LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE IS GOINGTO THE JUDGES' SCORECARDS.

- FOR YOUR WINNER,BY SPLIT DECISION,

AND NOW GLORY WELTERWEIGHTCHAMPION OF THE WORLD,

MARC DE BONTE!

- MARC DE BONTE IS VICTORIOUS

AND EARNS THE INAUGURALGLORY WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

VIA SPLIT DECISION.

narrator: DE BONTE EARNED

THE HARD-FOUGHTFIVE-ROUND DECISION

TO TAKE HOME THE BELT.

HE WILL DEFEND HIS TITLEFOR THE FIRST TIME

AGAINST "BAZOOKA JOE"VALTELLINI.

GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES

WILL FEATURE TWO OTHER FIGHTERSWHO ARE HUNGRY FOR A TITLE.

LIGHTWEIGHTANDY "THE MACHINE" RISTIE,

WHO HAS WON SIXOF HIS SEVEN MATCHES IN GLORY,

INCLUDING THE LIGHTWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

AT GLORY 12 NEW YORK,

WILL TAKE ON KY HOLLENBECK,

WHO HAS ALSO HAD SUCCESSIN GLORY,

WINNINGTHREE OF HIS FOUR MATCHES.

RAW POWER AND CREATIVE FLAIRHAVE CARRIED HOLLENBECK

TO A CAREER RECORD OF 46 AND 3.

- WHAT KIND OF STYLEARE YOU GONNA BRING

IN THE NEXT ROUND?

- SAME--SAME KIND OF STYLE,

THAT FAST-PACED,RECKLESS ABANDON.

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THAT POWERTO SCARE PEOPLE,

LIKE, MAKE 'EMA LITTLE BIT NERVOUS

SO THAT EITHER THEY KNOW

THAT AT ANY SECOND,IT COULD BE OVER.

- WITH MY STYLE OF FIGHTING,

I KNOW IT'S DIFFERENT,

BUT I CREATED BY MYSELF.

- AND DOWN GOES ALBERT KRAUS!

- THE GLORY SERIESIS THE TOP OF THE TOP.

THE REASONYOU GET INTO THIS SPORT,

IT'S FOR THE LOVE OF IT,SO...

AND THE REASON THAT YOU LOVE IT

IS 'CAUSE YOU'RE ALLOWEDTO TEST YOURSELF AND--

AND BECOME--TO SEE HOW--

HOW STRONG YOU ARE INTERNALLYAND EXTERNALLY.

SO HAVING THAT ABILITYTO FIGHT THESE--

THESE TOP LEVEL GUYSIS A WAY FOR ME TO TEST MYSELF

AND TO PUSH MYSELF,

WHICH IS WHAT I ALWAYSWANTED TO DO WITH THE SPORT.

- I DON'T GET NERVOUS ANYMORETO FIGHT.

I TRUST IN MYSELF

TO TAKE OVER OF--TO CONQUER.

WATCH ME IN GLORY 17.

KY HOLLENBECK,I COME FOR YOU.

narrator:RISTIE VERSUS HOLLENBECK,

SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 21ST,8:00 P.M., ONLY ON SPIKE.

STILL TO COME,

A ROCKY DEBUT

FROM THE ROCKY MOUNTAINSOF DENVER

AND GLORY 16.

WHICH ONE OF THESE GLORYNEWCOMERS

ENDED UP ON THEIR BACK?

PLUS, THE CROATIAN SENSATIONMIRKO CROCOP

IS BRINGINGHIS KICKBOXING SKILLS

TO THE U.S.,

TAKING ON JARREL MILLER.

IT'S COUNTDOWN TO GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

narrator: SATURDAY NIGHT,JUNE 21ST, 8:00 P.M. ON SPIKE,

THE WORLD'S GREATESTKICKBOXING LEAGUE

BRINGS YOU GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES.

BEFORE WE LOOK AT THEHEAVYWEIGHT HEADLINER FROM L.A.,

WE TAKE YOU BACKTO THE MILE HIGH CITY

AND THE GLORY DEBUTOF TWO OTHER HEAVYWEIGHTS,

PAT BARRYAND ZACK MWEKASSA.

- FIGHT!

[bell dings]

[shouts and cheers]

- THERE'S A PATENTEDHIGH KICK FROM PAT BARRY.

HE'S GOING IN FOR THE KILL NOW--FLYING KNEE.

MWEKASSA COULD BE IN TROUBLE,

BUT HE LANDS WITH A NICE HOOK.

[cheers and applause]

- THAT'S INTERESTING.

HE TOOK A HARD SHOT.

IT'S ALMOST LIKEHE WOKE UP MWEKASSA.

- SOMETIMESTHAT'S WHAT IT TAKES.

MWEKASSA, CRAZY POWERFUL.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN YEARSBARRY WON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT BEING TAKEN DOWN.

MWEKASSA,STRAIGHT TO THE BODY.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

BARRY MISSESWITH A FLYING KNEE.

ONE MINUTE TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

MWEKASSA HAS BACKED UPPAT BARRY.

HE TAKES A KNEE.

MWEKASSA HAS KNOCKED DOWNPAT BARRY.

- SEVEN, EIGHT.

YOU OKAY?YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING.

GLOVES UP.WALK TO ME. WALK TO ME.

- REFEREE TOM JOHNSONTAKES A LOOK.

- FIGHT!

- AND HE WILL LETTHIS FIGHT CONTINUE.

40 SECONDS TO GO IN ROUND ONE.

CAN PAT BARRY SURVIVE?

BIG SHOTS FROM MWEKASSA.

UPPERCUT KNOCKS DOWNPAT BARRY!

THAT IS ALL!

WHAT AN UPPERCUTHAS FLOORED PAT BARRY!

AND ZACK MWEKASSA

IS VICTORIOUSIN HIS GLORY DEBUT.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THIS BOUT COMES TO AN END

WITH AN OFFICIAL TIME OF 2:33OF THAT VERY FIRST ROUND

BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT.

FOR YOUR WINNER,

ZACK MWEKASSA!

[cheers and applause]

narrator: IT'S THE RETURNOF THE LIVING LEGEND.

MIRKO CROCOP WILL BE MAKINGHIS SECOND APPEARANCE IN GLORY.

THE FORMER OFFICER

IN CROATIA'S SPECIAL FORCESTACTICAL UNIT

IS KNOWNFOR HIS SIGNATURE LEG KICKS,

WHICH WERE ONCE DESCRIBEDAS "RIGHT LEG: HOSPITAL.

LEFT LEG: CEMETERY."

HIS OPPONENT IS GLORY NEWCOMERJARREL "BIG BABY" WILLIAMS.

JARREL WAS BORN AND RAISEDIN BROOKLYN

AND TOOK UP MUAY THAIAS A WAY TO DEFEND HIMSELF

ON THE STREETS.

HE'S ALSO UNDEFEATEDAS A PROFESSIONAL BOXER

AND WAS THE 2007HEAVYWEIGHT RUNNER-UP

IN NEW YORK CITY'SGOLDEN GLOVES TOURNAMENT.

- THIS FIGHT BEINGON GLORY 17 MAIN EVENT,

ME VERSUS CROCOP,DO I FEEL ANY PRESSURE?

OKAY, JUST A LITTLE BIT,BUT GUESS WHAT.

I WAS BORN FOR THIS.I WAS MADE FOR THIS.

MY NAME IS NOT "BIG BABY" MILLERFOR NO REASON.

I'M HERE TO KICK BUTTAND PLEASE THE FANS.

FIRST MATCH I HADWITH CROCOP IN HIS COUNTRY,

IN CROATIA,YOU KNOW, THE--

THE DECISIONWAS NOWHERE NEAR ACCURATE.

WE'RE NOT TAKING HIM LIGHTLY.

WHEN I SEE HIM ACROSS THE RING,IT'S ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE,

AND THIS CHEESEBURGERGOT TO GET MUNCHED,

PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

- MIRKO CROCOP!

- MANY FIGHTERS ARE MARKEDAS A BIG MOUTH,

AND JARREL MILLERIS ONE OF THEM,

AND I THINK IT'S CHILDISH.

HE WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITYTO PROVE HIS WORDS.

I DON'T THINK IT HAPPENED,OF COURSE.

YOU KNOW,IT WAS UNANIMOUS DECISION.

HE HAS RIGHTTO BE ANGRY, UPSET.

HE LOVES TO FIGHT,SO THAT'S HIS RIGHT.

- CROCOP IS A LEGENDIN THE SPORT OF MMA,

BUT ON THE DAYYOU SIGN OUR CONTRACT,

I'MA KICK YOUR BUTT,SO IT IS WHAT IT IS.

ALL THE RESPECTWILL GO OUT THE WINDOW

ONCE THAT BELL RING.

- HE IS A TOUGH GUY.HE'S YOUNG GUY.

HE'S A TRUE HEAVYWEIGHT,TALL, STRONG.

HE HAS A K.O. POWER,BUT...

I'M--I THINK I'M TOO EXPERIENCEDFOR HIM,

AND MY ARSENAL IS MUCH BIGGER.

AND I THINKI WILL BEAT HIM AGAIN.

male announcer:SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST,

GLORY COMESTO THE LOS ANGELES FORUM.

RISTIE AND HOLLENBECKWILL FIGHT FOR THE CHANCE

TO BE THE NEXT LIGHTWEIGHTWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER.

AFTER HIS SHOCK DEFEATTO DAVIT KIRIA,

RISTIE WILL BE HUNGRYFOR A SECOND SHOT AT THE TITLE,

WHILE HOLLENBECKWILL BE LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE

ON HIS HOME ADVANTAGE,

PLUS THE GLORY FOUR-MAN

FEATHERWEIGHT CONTENDERTOURNAMENT.

AND NEW YORK'S JARREL MILLERTAKES ON THE ONLY MAN

TO DEFEAT HIMIN A KICKBOXING RING,

CROATIAN LEGEND MIRKO CROCOP.

GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST.

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