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Countdown to Glory 13

Take a look at the training it takes to be in a Glory World Championship tournament before the world's best welterweight kickboxers clash in Tokyo on December 21.

>> KICK BOXING'S PREMIER

ORGANIZATION, GLORY, COUNTS DOWN

TO THE RETURN OF ROCKY STORY.

RICO FACING OFF AGAINST PETER.

FIGHTING FOR GLORY ONE FINAL

TIME.

PLUS, THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

ONE NIGHT, FOUR MEN.

THREE FIGHTS DECIDE TO CHAMPION.

AND A LOOK BACK AT GLORY 12

NEW YORK'S BIGGEST BANG.

RIGHT NOW ON COUNTDOWN TO GLORY

13: TOKYO.

>> DECEMBER 21 AT 9:00 P.M.

EASTERN, THE SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON

GLORY 13 FROM TOKYO, JAPAN AS IT

TAKES CENTER STAGE ON SPIKE TV.

THE HEADLINER OF THE NIGHT

BRINGS BACK THE NEW HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, RICO

VERHOEVEN.

HE PUNISHED TWO OF THE WORLD'S

BEST IN ONE NIGHT AND NOW HE

FACES PETER AERTS WHO IS

FIGHTING HIS FINAL MATCH OF HIS

CAREER.

AND IT'S THE WELTERWEIGHT'S TURN

TO SHINE.

THEY WILL DETERMINE THE

CHAMPION.

BEFORE WE GET IN THE RING WITH

GLORY 13, LET'S TAKE A LOOK BACK

AT LAST MONTH'S KNOCKOUT FEST,

GLORY 12.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PLAYED

HOST TO BE ONE OF THE BEST MIXED

MARTIAL ARTS SHOW OF THE YEAR,

GLORY 12.

JOE SCHILLING FACED OFF AGAINST

WAYNE FERRING.

>> THE BELL IN ROUND ONE

SCHEDULED FOR THREE THREE-MINUTE

ROUNDS.

>> BIG RIGHT HAND BY BARRETT.

>> LEFT HAND BY BARRETT.

SCHILLING SAID HEY, SHOWMANSHIP.

COME ON.

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT.

A GOOD START TO THIS MIDDLE

WEIGHT ATTRACTION BETWEEN JOE

SCHILLING AND WADE BARRETT.

HE GETS ROCKED WITH A LEFT HOOK

BY BARRETT.

>> THERE IT IS.

A REALLY COOL SKILL.

LOOKS LIKE HIS PUNCHES ARE WIDE.

BUT THEY COME IN IN THE LAST

SECOND.

>> SCHILLING GETS TACKLED.

THE LEFT HOOK.

THE RIGHT CROSS.

SCHILLING GOES DOWN.

>> HE HAS A UNIQUE STYLE.

HE GETS HIS HEAD OFF TO THE SIDE

AND HE DROPPED THE PUNCH MANY.

>> HIGH DRAMA HERE IN THE

THEATER IN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

NOW WITH 20 SECONDS LEFT.

THERE'S THE PUSH KICK BY

SCHILLING THAT PUTS BARRETT

DOWN.

FINAL 10 SECONDS FOR WHAT HAS

BEEN A SCINTILLATING SECOND

ROUND.

AGAIN, SCHILLING IS DROPPED BY

BARRETT.

>> HERE AGAIN, CAUGHT HIM WITH A

LEAD SHORT JAB HOOK.

RIGHT THERE.

BEAUTIFUL PUNCH.

>> THE ADVANTAGE BELONGS TO WADE

BARRETT.

>> AND BARRETT ALL THE WAY.

AND THE KNEE BY SCHILLING.

UNBELIEVABLE!

KNEEPY SCHILLING IN CLOSE

QUARTERS.

WE'VE SEEN SOME OF THE MOST

DRAMATIC ACTION AS SCHILLING

GOES ON THE ATTACK.

SCHILLING THE TOURNAMENT

CHAMPION.

IS THERE AN UNSET IN THE MAKING?

WE'RE HEADED TO THE FINISH LINE

IN WHAT HAS BEEN A SPIRITED

AFFAIR BETWEEN WADE BARRETT IN

NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA'S SHOW

SCHILLING.

THE CROWD IS ELECTRIC!

>> A UNANIMOUS DECISION, WADE

BARRETT!

>> IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HERE, YOU

CAN MAKE IT ANYWHERE.

NEW YORK'S WADE BARRETT HAS DONE

IT!

>> IT WAS A SURPRISING RESULT,

BUT NOT THE ONLY UPSET AT GLORY

12.

>> WE ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE

SECOND SEMI FINAL OF THE GLORY

12 TOURNAMENT.

NUMBER 2 GIORGIO PATROCHIAN.

>> GIORGIO, THE DOCTOR

PATROCHIAN WITH A PERFECT 5-0.

>> GIORGIO IS THE FLOYD

MAYWEATHER IN OUR SPORT.

HIS SPECIALTY IS COUNTING

ATTACKING.

HE MAKES YOU MISS AND MAKES YOU

PAY.

THROWS YOU IN FROM THE SOUTHPAW

STANCE.

>> AND HE THROWS THAT LEFT HAND.

>> AND PETRYSAN DOWN.

THERE WAS THE LEFT KNEE.

BODY KICK BY PETRYSAN TO THE

LIVER.

HORSE KICK BY THE DOCTOR.

DOUBLE JAB.

THE STRAIGHT LEFT.

THE RIGHT HOOK CONNECTS BY

PETRYSAN.

THE BELL AND THE FINAL ROUND.

AND RISTI IMMEDIATELY ON THE

ATTACK.

AND HERE'S AN AGGRESSIVE START

BY RISTI AS HE CLINCHES WITH

PETRYSAN.

>> THAT'S WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO.

DON'T GIVE GIORGIO TIME TO

REACT.

>> AND PETRYSAN WITH THE LEFT.

NOW WE SEE ANDY THE MACHINE

RISTI COMING IN RANKED NUMBER 4.

HE JUST VANQUISHED THE DOCTOR,

GIORGIO PETRYSAN.

HE'S BEEN DROPPED FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN HIS CAREER.

AND ANDY THE MACHINE RISTI HAS

DONE IT.

HE HAS STOPPED GIORGIO THE

DOCTOR PETRYSAN.

>> AFTER THE SHOCKING KNOCKOUT

HEARD AROUND THE WORLD AND

ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST UPSET IN

KICK BOXING HISTORY, RISTI WOULD

FACE OFF IN THE FINALS.

WITH LESS THAN AN HOUR BETWEEN

FIGHTS, RISTI STEPS BACK INTO

THE RING WITH EVERYTHING AT

STAKE.

>> WE'RE SET FOR THE FINAL.

RISTI WILL LOOK TO WIN THE BELT

AND THE $150,000 CASH PRIZE.

THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER 1.

>> RISTIE USES HIS FEET.

HE COMES IN THERE LIKE MIKE

TYSON.

DON'T GET IN THERE WITH THAT

ANIMAL.

>> KICK BY RISTIE.

>> HE MOVES OFF.

HE'S GETTING UNDER THE REACH OF

THE RIGHT.

HE CROWDS THE LEFT.

AND ROVEN CAN'T EVEN GET OFF HIS

PUNCHES.

HE CAN'T WAIT.

HE'S TRYING TO COUNTER PUNCH.

>> AND A FLURRY OF PUNCHES.

AND RISTIE DUCKS DOWN.

>> AND PUNCHING AROUND THE

GUARD.

THE TEMPO.

TAKES IT TO THE HEAD.

>> AND RISTIE TAKING ADVANTAGE

OF THE HEIGHT ADVANTAGE.

BRILLIANT STUFF.

>> AND ANOTHER SHOT FROM THE

MACHINE, RISTIE.

>> HACKING THE BODY WITH THE

LEFT HAND AND GOING UPSTAIRS.

VAN ROOSMALEN COMING BACK.

AND A BIG EXCHANGE.

LEFT UPPERCUT DROPS VAN

ROOSMALEN.

>> EXCHANGE ON THE PUNCHES.

HE CAME BACK AND ACTED LIKE A

TRUE PROFESSIONAL.

>> ANDY THE MACHINE RISTIE HAS

DONE IT AS THE GLORY LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.

HE TAKES THE BELT AND $150,000!

>> IN TOKYO, IT'S THE

WELTERWEIGHT'S TURN FOR THE ONE

NIGHT, FOUR-MAN THREE-NIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

WE PREVIEW THE FIGHTERS LOOKING

TO CLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

WHEN WE RETURN.

>> SPIKE TV IS LIVE ON DECEMBER

21st.

GLORY 13 WILL HAVE THREE

TOURNAMENTS IN ONE NIGHT.

THE WINNER CLAIMING THE

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP AND ALSO

$150,000.

IN THE FIRST SEMIFINAL, NUMBER 4

RANKED KARAPET KARAPETYAN

SQUARES OFF AGAINST NIEKY

HOLZKEN.

>> I'D LIKE TO SEE SOMEBODY'S

FACE BLOWN UP.

>> OH!

>> I FELT GOOD, STRONG,

POWERFUL.

>> LIKE TO PUNCH IN THE LIVER.

>> AND THERE'S ANOTHER LIVER

SHOT.

>> THE GHOST GOES OUT OF THE

BODY.

YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE EYES.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE SPIRIT

ANYMORE.

>> I WANT TO FIGHT WITH THE BEST

FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD TO PROVE

I'M THE BEST.

>> IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO

FIGHT WHEN YOU'RE NUMBER 1.

>> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A

WAR IN JAPAN.

ALL THE FIGHTERS, NIEKY AND I,

WANT TO WIN THE FIGHT.

IT WILL MAKE A ROAR IN THE RING.

>> I LIKE FIGHTING IN TOKYO.

>> NIEKY, THE NATURAL HOLZKEN.

>> IN THE SECOND SEMIFINAL,

AMERICAN RAYMOND DANIELS WHO

MADE HIS GLORY DEBUT IN KNOCKOUT

FASHION IN GLORY 11 GOES AGAINST

THE UNDEFEATED BAZOOKA JOE

VALTELLINI.

>> TOKYO IS MY OPPORTUNITY TO BE

NUMBER 1 IN THE WORLD.

I'M PREPARED FOR WAR.

I'M PREPARED FOR TWO FIGHTS IN

ONE NIGHT.

I LIKE TO PUSH THE PACE.

I LIKE TO MAKE MY OPPONENT FIGHT

MY FIGHT.

>> VALTELLINI PUTTING ON THE

PRESSURE WITH THE LEFT HOOK.

>> I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT

RAYMOND DANIELS.

HIS STYLE MIGHT BE GOOD FOR

KARATE, BUT THIS IS KICK BOXES.

IT'S SOMETHING I'M PREPARED FOR.

I'M DEFINITELY A BETTER FIGHTER.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, I'LL BE

THE WINNER AND GOING ON TO THE

FINALS.

RAYMOND DANIELS, YOU'RE STANDING

IN THE WAY OF MY DREAM.

NOTHING PERSONAL.

IT'S JUST BUSINESS.

>> JOE VALTELLINI, HE LOOKS LIKE

A SOLID FIGHTER.

LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

GOOD TECHNICIAN.

GOOD COMBINATION.

MY GOAL FOR THE NIGHT IS TO GO

IN AND IMPOSE MY WILL.

AS LONG AS HE COMES IN WITH TWO

HANDS AND TWO FEET, THERE'S

NOTHING THAT HE CAN THROW AT ME

THAT I HAVEN'T TRAINED FOR.

>> THE HEEL KICK.

>> AND ME BEING THE UNDERDOG

IS -- THEY HAVE THE NUMBER 1

FIGHTNER THE WORLD.

THE NUMBER 2 FIGHTER IN THE

WORLD, THE NUMBER 4 FIGHTER IN

THE WORLD AND THEN YOU HAVE ME,

WHICH THEY RANKED ME THE NUMBER

11th FIGHTER.

SOMEBODY THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO

BE THERE, BUT EVERY TIME I

EMERGE VICTORIOUS.

IN THE TOURNAMENT, IT CAN ONLY

BE ONE.

ONE IS MY FAVORITE NUMBER.

ONE MAN STANDING AT THE END WITH

HIS ARMS RAISED.

>> LAST MONTH AT GLORY 12, ANDY

RISTIE PULLED OFF THE

UNBELIEVABLE UPSET.

AND RICO VERHOEVEN SHOCKED THE

WORLD.

TUNE IN DECEMBER 21 LIVE ON

SPIKE TV TO FIND OUT.

AND THAT NIGHT, DANIEL GUIDA

RETURNS AND VERHOEVEN FACES

PETER AERTS FOR THE FINAL KICK

BOXING FIGHT OF HIS REMARKABLE

CAREER.

>> ON DECEMBER 21, THE HEADLINER

OF GLORY 13 TOKYO HAS TWO AT THE

>> ON DECEMBER 21, THE HEADLINER

OF GLORY 13 TOKYO HAS TWO AT THE

END OF THEIR CAREERS.

>> ONE OF THE WORLD'S BRIGHT

YOUNG TALENTS, HERE'S RICO

VERHOEVEN.

>> HE SAID STRAIGHT UP

CONFIDENTLY HE'S GOING TO TAKE

HOME THE BIG CHECK AND THE BELT.

>> LOOK AT THE RESULTS OF THE

CROWD.

THEY START CHANTING.

>> RICO VERHOEVEN LOOKING TO

SHOCK THE WORLD.

>> IT'S A MAJORITY DECISION.

FOR YOUR WINNER, RICO VERHOEVEN!

>> AND RICO VERHOEVEN IS ON HIS

WAY TO THE FINALS!

>> ROCK AND ROLL, GUYS.

>> THE PUNCH/KICK COMBO BY

VERHOEVEN.

THEY'RE GOING TOE TO TOE IN

CHICAGO.

>> WHAT A FIGHT, WHAT A NIGHT IN

THE WINDY CITY!

>> A UNANIMOUS DECISION FOR YOUR

WINNER AND NOW GLORY HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPION, RICO

VERHOEVEN!

>> THE 24-YEAR-OLD PRINCE OF

KICK BOXING, RICO VERHOEVEN HAS

DONE IT.

>> I WANTED TO UPSET THE WORLD

AND THAT'S WHAT I DID.

FOR ME, BEING THE CHAMPION,

MAYBE I CAN SAY STRANGE, BUT I

DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M THE

CHAMPION.

FOR ME, I WON TWO GOOD NIGHTS.

WITH THAT, I BECAME THE

CHAMPION.

MAYBE NOW I GOT THE RECOGNITION

OF BEING THE BEST.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT FOR ME, I'M IN A FLOW AND

I'M ENJOYING WHAT I'M DOING.

>> HOW MUCH IS IT?

>> $250,000!

>> AND THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT, I

WAS UNDERESTIMATED.

BUT NOW THEY HAVE TO ASK FOR A

FIGHT BEFORE THEY MEET.

WE'RE IN A DIVISION WHEN YOU GET

HIT, YOU GO DOWN.

>> THE SAKI FIGHT WASN'T

CONTROVERSIAL FOR ME.

EVEN WITHOUT THE EIGHT COUNT.

WE WON THE FIGHT IN OUR OPINION.

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

YEAH, WE'LL MEET EACH OTHER

AGAIN IN THE RING AND SEE WHO IS

THE BEST.

>> WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WAS

LIKE THAT'S WHAT I WANT.

I WANT TO BE A CHAMPION.

>> I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A

FIGHTER.

I WANT TO BE A BOXER.

MY MOTHER SAID YOU CANNOT BE A

BOXER.

FIRST, TAE KWON DO.

LATER I WENT TO KICK BOXING.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT KICK BOXING

WAS.

WHEN I WAS FIGHTING, IT WAS TOO

LATE.

I FOUGHT FOR THE EUROPEAN TITLE.

AT 19, I BECAME WORLD CHAMPION.

MANY YEARS A FIGHTER, 28, 29

YEARS I FIGHTING.

>> AND DOWN GOES AERTS.

TWO BIG SHOTS THERE.

>> SO AFTER THE FIRST ROUND, I

GO FULL TIME AND THEY SAID, ONE

MORE TIME, WE STOP THE FIGHT.

SO THEN HE SAID TO ME, ONLY FIVE

MORE.

SO THAT MADE IT LIKE THIS, YOU

KNOW?

AND THEY COULDN'T TAKE IT.

>> AND AERTS CONTINUES TO GO.

AND THERE GOES.

>> THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST

DRAMATIC FIGHTS HAVE EVER SEEN.

>> FIGHTING PETER AERTS IS AN

HONOR.

HE'S A LIVING LEGEND.

HE MADE KICK BOXING WHAT IT IS

TODAY.

BUT YEAH, IN THE RING, IT'S A

DIFFERENT STORY.

PEOPLE SAY THAT PETER AERTS IS

OLD.

IT'S NOT TRUE.

HE'S A DANGEROUS FIGHTER.

I DON'T THINK HE'S A REALLY

TECHNICAL FIGHTER.

BUT I CONSIDER IT A GREAT

CHALLENGE AND I'M GOING TO SHOW

I'M THE SMARTER FIGHTER AND MY

GAME PLAN IS SOLID.

I'M GOING TO WIN THE FIGHT.

>> FOR ME, I DON'T HAVE TO WIN.

FOR HIM, IT'S A BIG REWARD.

I DON'T GIVE NOTHING AWAY.

I FIGHT HARD FOR MY LIFE.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

>> IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO FIGHT

YOU, PETER, BUT YOU'RE IN THE

WAY OF MY DREAM.

YOU HAVE TO STEP ASIDE.

>> I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR

YOU, RICO.

>> THE OLD GUARD TAKES ON THE

NEW BLOOD IN THIS SPIRITUAL HOME

FOR MARTIAL ARTS.

FOR GLORY 13 TOKYO, RICO

VERHOEVEN TAKES ON JOE AERTS.

GLORY 13 TOKYO, WATCH IT LIFE ON

SPIKE TV, 9:00 P.M. EASTERN.

SPIKE TV, 9:00 P.M. EASTERN.

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