Glory - Last Man Standing: Artem Levin vs. Alex Pereira

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  • Aired 06/21/2014
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Quarterfinal Match - Top ranked Artem Levin faces Brazilian Alex Pereira.

- LET'S BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERSFOR OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT FIGHT.

- WELL, PHYSICALLY,THEY'RE THE SAME.

WHAT YOU'RE GONNA SEEIN A LITTLE BIT IS THE RECORD.

IT'S THE EXPERIENCEOF ARTEM LEVIN

THAT'S GONNA MAKE THE FACTORIN THIS FIGHT.

CAN PEREIRA DEAL WITH THAT,OR IS HE GONNA SUCCUMB

TO THE EXPERIENCE OF LEVIN?

- THE GLORY RULES:

EACH BOUT IS SCHEDULEDFOR THREE 3-MINUTE ROUNDS

WITH THE POTENTIALOF A SUDDEN VICTORY ROUND

IF THE BOUT IS SCORED A DRAW.

THREE JUDGES SCORE THE FIGHTUSING THE 10-POINT MUST

SCORING SYSTEMBASED ON KNOCKDOWNS,

IMPACT ON OPPONENT, AND SCORINGWITH SPECTACULAR TECHNIQUE.

NO ELBOWS, THROWS, OR SWEEPS,

AND FIGHTERS CAN ONLY CLINCHIF THEY IMMEDIATELY ATTACK

WITH KNEE STRIKES.

NOW,FOR THE OFFICIAL INTRODUCTIONS,

HERE'S THE INTERNATIONAL VOICEOF GLORY, TIM HUGHES.

- THIS QUARTERFINAL SCHEDULEDFOR THREE 3-MINUTES ROUNDS,

AND INTRODUCING FIRST FIGHTINGOUT OF THE BLACK CORNER,

A WAKO PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPION.

HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD:14 WINS WITH JUST 1 LOSS,

9 OF THOSE WINS COMING BY WAYOF KNOCKOUT.

AT 6'4" TALL,1.94 METERS,

HE WEIGHED IN AT 186 1/2 POUNDS,85.6 KILOS,

FIGHTING TONIGHT OUT OF BRAZIL

AND RANKED NUMBER 7IN THE WORLD,

HERE IS ALEX "PO ATAN" PEREIRA.

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[cheers and applause]

HIS OPPONENT FIGHTING OUT OFTHE WHITE CORNER,

A WBC WORLD MUAY THAI CHAMPIONAND EUROPEAN CHAMPION.

HIS RECORD:47 WINS WITH 4 LOSSES, 1 DRAW,

33 BIG WINS BY KNOCKOUT.

AT 6'3" INCHES TALL,1.90 METERS,

HE WEIGHED IN AT AN EVEN187 POUNDS, 84.8 KILOS.

FIGHTING TONIGHT OUT OF RUSSIA,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THE NUMBER ONE RANKEDMIDDLEWEIGHT IN THE WORLD,

ARTEM "THE LION" LEVIN.

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[cheers and applause]

YOUR REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THEGLORY RING IS AL WICHGERS.

- ALL RIGHT, GUYS, GET OUT.

- LET'S GO.- EVERYBODY OUT.

BACK TO THE CORNER.BACK TO THE CORNER.

- WE ARE SET FOR OUR FIRSTMIDDLEWEIGHT FIGHT TONIGHT.

THAT MAN, ARTEM LEVIN,

THE NUMBER ONE RANKEDMIDDLEWEIGHT IN ALL OF GLORY.

- GET READY.LET'S GO.

FIGHT!

- LEVIN WEARING THE REDWITH WHITE GLOVES,

PEREIRA WITH GREEN TRUNKSWITH THE BLACK GLOVES.

PEREIRA COMES IN AS THE UNDERDOGAND THE DARK HORSE

IN THIS TOURNAMENT,BUT THIS GUY IS ALL ABOUT POWER.

HE HAS A BOXING-STYLE DEFENSE

THAT KIND OF CONFUSESHIS OPPONENTS,

AGGRESSIVE BOXER, AND HE HASONE OF THE LONGEST REACHES

IN THE DIVISION, BUT, DUKE,

HE'S GOT THE POWERTO GO WITH IT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, HE'S TRYING TOTAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT THERE.

- LEVIN TRAINS WITH A LOT OFTHE TOP BOXERS IN RUSSIA

AND NOW PROFESSIONALS,AMATEURS,

SO HE'S GOT A GOOD PEDIGREEOF BOXING.

I'VE SEEN HIM CHANGEHIS GUARD ALREADY.

I KNOW THAT HE'S COGNIZANTOF PEREIRA'S RIGHT HAND,

BECAUSE HE'S GOING WITHA LITTLE TIGHTER GUARD

THAN HE NORMALLY FIGHTS WITH,

AND HE'S SMOTHERING TO NOT GIVEROOM FOR THE STRAIGHT RIGHT.

- NOW, REMEMBER,IN THE GLORY QUARTERFINALS,

TWO KNOCKDOWNS IN A ROUND,THREE KNOCKDOWNS IN A BOUT.

THAT WILL TERMINATE THE BOUTAND RESULT IN EITHER

A KO OR A TKO.

ARTEM LEVIN HAS SOMETHINGTO PROVE TONIGHT.

HIS LAST TOURNAMENT,WE REMEMBER,

A UNANIMOUS DECISION LOSTTO JOE SCHILLING AT GLORY 10

IN A FINALSSUDDEN VICTORY ROUND.

HE SAYS HE ONLY SLIPPED,BUT IT WAS RULED A KNOCKDOWN.

HE'S LOOKING FOR REVENGE TONIGHT

AND PROVE HIMSELF THAT HE IS

THE NUMBER ONE RANKEDMIDDLEWEIGHT IN GLORY.

- FIGHT!

- THERE'S THAT RIGHT HAND.

HE BROUGHT HIS BACK, LEVIN.

- JUST MISSING WITH THE STRAIGHTIS PEREIRA.

HERE COMES LEVIN,

COMBINATION FOLLOWED BY KNEESTO THE BODY.

AGAIN, FIGHTERS CAN ONLY CLINCHIF YOU ATTACK IMMEDIATELY

WITH A KNEE.

- ARTEM LEVIN SHOWINGJUST HOW QUICK HE IS.

- THAT WAS A TASTY SLIP.

HE SLIPPED THE JAB,PUT HIS HEAD--

NORMALLY,YOU GO TO THE RIGHT.

HE WENT TO THE LEFT AND CAMEOVER WITH HIS OWN RIGHT HAND.

HE CAME BACK WITH A HOOK.

- UNDER A MINUTE TO GO,ROUND NUMBER ONE,

LEVIN AND PEREIRA.

LOW KICK FROM LEVIN.

INTERESTING HOW LEVINWILL PUSH PEREIRA BACK

AND THEN GO FOR THAT UPPERCUT.

JUST MISSED.

- WELL, LEVIN IS PUSHINGAND SMOTHERING THE RIGHT HAND.

AGAIN, LEVIN IS PLAYING CHESS,

LIKE THE RUSSIANS ARE KNOWNTO DO ON THE CHESSBOARD,

AND HE'S DOING IT WITH HIS BODYAND A METHODICAL FIGHTING STYLE

THAT SMOTHERING THE STYLEOF PEREIRA.

- SPINNING BACK FISTFROM ARTEM LEVIN

FOLLOWED UP WITH A FLYING KNEE.

UNDER 30 TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER ONE

SCHEDULED FOR THREE.

LOW KICK FROM LEVIN.

MAN, THAT ECHOED.

- OH, BIG HOOK FROM LEVIN.

AND HE JUST KEEPSMOVING FORWARD.

- LEVIN'S VERY COMFORTABLEIN HERE TONIGHT.

- WE'LL BE BACK WITH ROUND TWOUP NEXT.

- FIGHT!- ROUND NUMBER TWO.

ARTEM LEVIN IN THE RED,AND ALEX PEREIRA IN THE GREEN.

YOU MAY REMEMBER PEREIRA,

HE WON THE GLORY 14 MIDDLEWEIGHTCONTENDER TOURNAMENT

WITH A WICKED KNOCKDOWNOF DUSTIN JACOBY

AND THAT DECISION OVERSAHAK PARPARYAN IN THE FINAL.

THAT WAS HIS GLORY DEBUT,DUKE.

- AND IT WASA GREAT PERFORMANCE.

AGAIN, WHAT HE NEEDS TO DOIS GO FORWARD.

HE CAN'T GO AWAY AGAINST LEVIN.

LEVIN HAS TOO MANY WEAPONS.

HE NEEDS TO BACK LEVIN UPAND MAKE DEFENSIVE.

- LEVIN GOES HIGH AND THENFOLLOWS IT UP WITH A KNEE

AND THE SPINNING BACK FIST.

PEREIRA SHAKES IT OFFAS NOTHING.

STRAIGHT FROM PEREIRA,MISSING WITH THE HOOK,

MISSES AGAIN.

LEVIN MAKES HIM PAYWITH THE BODY SHOT.

- I ENJOY THE WAY LEVIN FIGHTS.

HE COMES FROM A TRADITIONALMUAY THAI BACKGROUND,

BUT YOU CAN SEEHE STARTED BOXING.

HE'S PUT IN HIS SPIN MOVES.

HE'S REALLY EVOLVEDINTO GLORY KICKBOXING.

- AND LEVIN STYLE IS JUST BASEDON REALLY IMPECCABLE TIMING,

SHOTS FROM ODD ANGLES.

SOME SAY HIS BASIC DEFENSE WORKIS LIKE FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.

- WELL, I LIKE TO TALK ABOUTALL THE TIME

IF YOU'RE NOT GETTING HIT,YOU'RE NOT LOSING, YOU KNOW,

SO DEFENSE IS KEY,ESPECIALLY IN STRIKING.

- AND NOW PEREIRA MOVING FORWARDPUSHING THE PACE.

- AH!LET HIM GO.

- FIGHTERS CLINCH, AND REFEREEAL WICHGERS BREAKS THEM UP.

- THAT'S A CAUTION.

ONE MORE TIME YOU HOLD HIM,IT'S GONNA COST YOU A POINT.

- AL WICHGERS GIVES ARTEM LEVINA WARNING FOR HOLDING.

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS,NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

AL WICHGERS HAS BEEN DOING THISA LONG TIME.

KNEE FROM LEVIN.

- SPEAKING OF DEFENSE,DID YOU SEE THAT PULLBACK?

THAT'S HIGH-LEVEL BOXINGAT THIS POINT,

SLIPPING, HOLDING BACK.

THAT IS ONE EXPERIENCED FIGHTER.

- LEFT HOOK FROM LEVIN

AND HE CONTINUES TO PUSHTHE PACE.

UNDER ONE MINUTE TO GOIN ROUND NUMBER TWO.

PEREIRA HAS BEEN FIRING WILDLY.

HE'S JUST MISSED WITHA LOT OF HOOKS.

- YEAH, WHAT HE'S DOINGIS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO,

IS,MAKE YOU MISS ON THOSE PUNCHES.

IT TIRES YOUR OPPONENT OUT,AND BY BLOCKING THE PUNCHES,

IT'S GIVING PEREIRA A HARD TIMETO FIRE BACK,

IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

HE CAUGHT HIM WITH THAT KNEE,ACTUALLY, TOO.

- SOME BLOOD.

LOOKS LIKE THE CUTIS RIGHT BELOW THE LEFT EYE

OF ALEX PEREIRA.

LEVIN HAS GOT SOME POWERIN THOSE PUNCHES.

- FIGHT!

- PUSH KICK MISSES.

JUST SO QUICK IS ARTEM LEVIN.

IT'S A BIG REASON HE IS RANKED

THE NUMBER ONE MIDDLEWEIGHTIN GLORY.

- AH! LET GO.STEP BACK.

COME ON. BREAK AWAY.HERE WE GO.

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- HERE WE GO.HERE IT IS.

IT'S THAT PULLBACK,LIKE I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

THERE IT WAS.

THAT'S THE FIRST KNEE,

CAUGHT HIM ONTHE RIGHT CHEEKBONE.

THERE'S THE ONE THAT CAUGHT HIM,

THAT ONE UP THE MIDDLERIGHT THERE.

- HANG ON.HANG ON, GUYS, READY?

FIGHT!

- UNDER WAY,ARTEM LEVIN AND ALEX PEREIRA.

AND YOU CAN FEEL THE SENSE OFURGENCY THERE BY ALEX PEREIRA.

HE KNOWS HE HAS TO DO SOMETHINGIN THIS THIRD ROUND

IF HE WANTS TO MOVE ON.

- REMEMBER TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE,GLORYWORLDSERIES.COM.

FLYING KNEE FROM ARTEM LEVIN.

SHOWING A LITTLE BITOF EVERYTHING

FROM THE ARSENAL TONIGHT ALREADYIN THIS FIRST TOURNAMENT FIGHT.

- LEVIN USES A STYLE OF BOXING,IT'S CALLED RUSSIAN BOXING.

THEY RULED THE WORLDIN THE AMATEURS,

THEM AND THE CUBANS,

AND NOW THEY'RE DOMINATINGPRO BOXING,

SO A LITTLE BIT LOOSER GUARD,

AND THEY SNAP THEIR PUNCHESAT THE END, AND IT'S--

FOR TRADITIONAL BOXERS,

THEY HAVE A HARD TIMEDEALING WITH THAT, ACTUALLY.

- ENOUGH HOLDING.ENOUGH HOLDING. COME ON.

FIGHT!

- LOOKS LIKE THE CUTON ALEX PEREIRA'S CHEEK

IS OPENING UP AGAIN

AS WE APPROACH 2 MINUTESIN THIS THIRD AND FINAL ROUND.

- AH! LET HIM GO.COME ON, GUYS. LET HIM GO.

- PEREIRA HAS A TONOF TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE,

BUT THIS A BIG STEP UPIN COMPETITION FOR HIM

TAKING ON LEVIN,

AND YOU CAN SEE WITH THATBIG RIGHT HAND,

HE'S GOT A LOT OF POWER.

- HE'S LOADING IT NOW.

YOU CAN SEE HE WANTS TO THROW ITLIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN.

GOOD LOW KICK.

NOT ONLY DO THEY HURT, BUT THEYKEEP YOU FROM POWER PUNCHING.

HE TOOK HIM OFF HIS FEET.

- BUT IT'S NOT RULEDA KNOCKDOWN.

AND THERE'S A NICE RIGHTFROM PEREIRA.

- FIGHT!

- ARTEM LEVIN DID SOMETHINGTHAT'S CALLED RUBBERNECKING.

AS THE PUNCH CAME,HE ROLLED WITH IT,

AND HE LOOKED TO FIREBACK OFF OF IT,

VERY HIGH-LEVEL BOXING STUFF.

IT WAS A GOOD PUNCH,BUT WHAT HE DOES,

HE MOVES LIKE THATWITH THE PUNCH

AND SO HE CAN FIRE BACK HIMSELF.

VERY GOOD PUGILISTIC SKILLSBY LEVIN.

- IMPRESSIVE OFFENSEMOUNTED TONIGHT BY ARTEM LEVIN

IN THIS FIRSTQUARTERFINAL FIGHT.

UNDER A MINUTE TO GO.

THE FIGHTERS FALLING TOTHE CORNER RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

AL WICHGERS BRINGS THEMTO THE CENTER OF THE GLORY RING.

- THAT WAS A SLICK KNEE TOO.

HE POKED THE BACK OF THE HEAD,DOUBLED UP ON THE KNEE.

HE IS LOOKING SUBLIME,SUPERB, AND SPECTACULAR TONIGHT.

I'M VERY IMPRESSED WITH LEVIN.

- NOW, AT THIS POINT, DUKE,

WITH LEVIN REALLY IN CONTROLOF THIS FIGHT,

KNOWING THAT HE'LL PROBABLYHAVE TO FIGHT TWO MORE TIMES--

POSSIBLY FIGHT TWO MORE TIMES--

DO YOU START TO MAYBE TAKE THEFOOT OFF THE GAS A LITTLE BIT?

- THAT'S WHY HE'S USINGHIS BOXING RIGHT NOW.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO MESS UPHIS LEGS AT ALL.

THAT'S WHY HE'S POPPING HIM WITHTHE PADDED AREAS OF HIS BODY,

SO HE DOESN'T GET HURT.

- ARTEM LEVIN IN CONTROLAS WE COME DOWN

TO 10 SECONDS LEFTIN QUARTERFINAL NUMBER ONE.

ARTEM LEVIN AND ALEX PEREIRA.

- COME ON, LEVIN.LET HIM GO.

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- WHICH OF THESE TWO FIGHTERSWILL BE THE FIRST

TO BE ELIMINATEDFROM THE TOURNAMENT?

THE DECISION WHEN WE RETURN.

- CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHTSOF THIS FIGHT, DUKE.

- GREAT COUNTERHOOK.

AND AGAIN HE DID A GOOD JOBOF ALWAYS STEPPING AROUND HIM.

YOU SEE HIM STEPPING TO RIGHT,

SO HE COULDN'T GETTHE RIGHT HAND CAUGHT

THERE'S THAT KNEE.

THEN HE PUSHED OFF OF IT,SO HE COULDN'T COUNTER.

THAT'S HIGH-LEVEL DEFENSE,SMART STUFF.

- WICKED QUICK KNEETHAT OPENED UP THAT CUT,

AND IT WAS ALL ARTEM LEVININ THIS ONE.

LET'S GO BACK IN TO TIM HUGHES.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,AFTER THREE ROUNDS,

WE GO TO THE JUDGES' SCORECARD,

AND ALL THREE JUDGESSCORE THE BOUT THE SAME, 30-27,

A UNANIMOUS DECISIONFOR YOUR WINNER,

WHO NOW MOVES ONIN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT,

ARTEM LEVIN.

- LEVIN IS THE FIRST FIGHTERTO REACH THE SEMIFINAL ROUND.

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