Glory 13: Nieky Holzken vs Joseph Valtellini

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Canadian Joseph Valtellini and Nieky Holkzen of the Netherlands collide in the finals of the Glory 13 welterweight tournament.

>> THE WAIT IS OVER, IT'S TIME

FOR THE GLORY 13 TOKYO

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL,

ONLY FITTING THE NUMBER ONE

RANKED NIEKY "THE NATURAL"

HOLZKEN OF THE NETHERLANDS

AGAINST THE NUMBER TWO RANKED

"BAZOOKA" JOE, JOE VALTELLINI,

OF CANADA.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, FOUR

TRIMMED TO TWO, BUT ONLY CAN BE

CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION W. IT, A

CHECK FOR $100,000.

BARAUJ OF PUNISHING KICKS LED TO

THIRD-ROUND KNOCKOUT IN HIS

SEMI-FINAL.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK JOSEPH

VALTELLINI!

>> ERROL ZIMMERMAN TONIGHT, THE

28 YEAR OLD JOSEPH VALTELLINI

HAD A TICKET TO THE FINAL

STOPPING THE PREVIOUSLY

UNDEFEATED RAYMOND "THE REAL

DEAL" DANIELS IN IMPRESSIVE

FASHION AND WITH HIS LIMITED

EXPERIENCE VERY IMPRESSIVE

YOUNGSTER, THE 28-YEAR-OLD

VALTELLINI HAS A GLORY RECORD OF

4-0, BUT SEEKS THE BIGGEST

TRIUMPH OF HIS CAREER IN THE

FINAL AGAINST HOLZKEN.

>> TWO HOOKS PUT HIS OPPONENT ON

THE GROUND IN THE SEMI-FINALS.

HERE COMES NIEKY HOLZKEN.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN!

>> NIEKY HOLZKEN CELEBRATED HIS

THIRTHth VICTORY EARLIER THIS

WEEK, CELEBRATED IN STYLE

TONIGHT IN HIS SEMI-FINAL

MATCHUP VANQUISHING KARAPETYAN

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THEIR

RESPECTIVE CAREERS.

HIS DAUGHTER ALYSSA TURNED THREE

YESTERDAY.

I WANT TO SAY I WAS OVERWHELMD

AND WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR

THEIR BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOURS

TRULY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT THIS

IS ALL ABOUT NIEKY HOLZKEN AND

WILL SON GERALDOWHO, IS SEVEN

SAID HE WOULD BE FACING RAYMOND

DANIELS IN THE FINALS.

HE WASN'T CORRECT IN THAT

REGARD, BUT HIS DAD IS IN THE

FINALS AND THERE IS A REASON

HOLZKEN IS RANKED NUMBER ONE.

>> HE GOT HALF RIGHT.

TOUGH TEST FOR "BAZOOKA" JOE.

HE'S SUBORN AND THIS KID WON'T

GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT TONIGHT.

>> PERFECT 5-0 IN GLORY.

IT COMES DOWN TO THE TWO BEST

WELTERWEIGHTS IN THE GLORY

ORGANIZATION.

WHO WILL WALK AWAY WITH THE BELT

AND $100 GRAND, LET'S CHECK OUT

THE TALE OF THE TAPE BROUGHT TO

YOU BY THE MAKERS OF FIVE-HOUR

ENERGY.

>> THE WEIGHT, HEIGHT, SIMILAR.

THE HUNGER OF JOE VALTELLINI

VERSUS THE EXPERIENCE OF NIEKY

HOLZKEN IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP

FIGHT.

>> FIGHTING OUT OF THE BLACK

CORNER WITH SEMI-FINAL WIN, HE

RETURNS RECORD TO 11 WINS WITH

ONE LOSS, 10 OF THE WINS BY

KNOCKOUT.

1.80 METERS AND WEIGH NOTHING

169 POUNDS, 76.9 KILOS, FIGHTING

OUT OF CANADA, RANKED NUMBER TWO

IN THE WORLD, HERE AGAIN,

"BAZOOKA" JOE VALTELLINI.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> OPPOSITE THE RING IN THE

WHITE CORNER, RECORD AT 83 WINS

WITH 11 LOSSES AND AT 6-FEET

EVEN AND WEIGHING IN 169 POUNDS,

77 KILOS, FIGHTING OUT OF THE

NETHERLANDS AND RANKED NUMBER

ONE IN THE WORLD, HERE IS NIEKY

"THE NATURAL" HOLZKEN

>> THE REFEREE IN CHARGE IS

AL WICKERS.

>> WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

I WANT A GOOD, CLEAN FIGHT

PROMPT TEKT YOURSELF AT ALL

TIMES.

FIGHT CLEAN, FIGHT HARD.

ANY QUESTIONS, FIGHTER?

TOUCH THEM AND ROCK AND ROLL.

>> REFEREE AL WICKERS.

IT IS TIME FOR THE GLORY

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

THREE THREE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

OR LESS.

>> FIGHT.

>> THE BELL IN ROUND ONE AND

"BAZOOKA" JOE, JOSEPH

VALTELLINI.

AND NIEKY HOLZKEN IS WEARING THE

WHITE GLOVES AND REPRESENTS THE

NETHERLANDS.

>> AND RON AND THE GLORY CREW

HERE IN ARIAKE COLISEUM TOKYO,

JAPAN.

>> I THINK HOLZKEN NEEDS TO GET

RIGHT IN "BAZOOKA" JOE'S GRILL

RIGHT AWAY.

DON'T LET THE KID SETTLE IN AND

GET COMFORTABLE.

DON'T LET HIM IN THE FIGHT.

WE KNOW THIS KID IS RESILLIENT

IF I'M THE COACH, I GOT TO JUMP

ON HIM AND DON'T LET HIM GET

GOING.

>> THIS VENUE PAID HOST TO ONE

OF THE BEST MMA EVENTS I HAVE

EVER HAD THE TOURNAMENT OF

CALLING IN 2005, WHERE THAT

NIGHT HENDERSON ONE TWO FIGHTS

IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DIVISION.

AND TONIGHT, VALTELLINI,

HOLZKEN, NEED TO WIN TWO FIGHTS

IN THE SAME EVENING TO BE

CROWNED WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPION AND GO HOME $100,000

RICHER.

HIGH LEVEL START ALREADY HERE

BETWEEN TWO OF THE VERY BEST TO

PUT ON ON THE GLOVES.

>> THIS IS INSANE.

THEY ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF

EACH OTHER TRADING SHOTS,

DRAWING LINE IN THE SAND GOING,

WHO IS THE BEST.

>> HOLZKEN SWITCHES AND

VALTELLINI ABLE TO CONNECT ON A

COMBINATION SPLITTING HOLZKEN'S

GUARD.

HOLZKEN RELEASES THE LEFT EYE

KICK.

THE OUTSIDE LOW KICK BY

VALTELLINI SCORES.

>> RIGHT HAND BY VALTELLINI.

AGAIN, HOLZKEN BACKING UP WITH

THE KICKS.

NICE BY THE CANADIAN.

>> AND TRADING SHOTS.

I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS FIGHT.

>> AND UPPER CUT BY HOLZKEN.

>> LOW KICK BY VALTELLINI.

LEFT HOOK TO THE LIVE AND

TRADEMARK OF NIEKY HOLZKEN.

>> AGAIN, HOLZKEN DEDICATING HIS

FIGHTS TONIGHT IN MEMORY OF

HIS -- KNEE BY HOLZKEN AND HE

JUST TAGGED VALTELLINI WITH THAT

SHOT.

VALTELLINI, WE WILL SEE HIS

FINAL FIGHT EVER COMING UP

AGAINST RICO VERHOEVEN, BUT NOW

HOLZKEN PUTTING PRESSURE ON

VALTELLINI.

>> VALTELLINI REMINDS ME OF

OTHER FELLOW CANADIAN ITALIAN

GHITA.

THIS GUY IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE,

HE'S TOUGH AS NAILS.

>> RIGHT CROSS BY HOLZKEN.

KNEE BY HOLZKEN.

FINAL 10 SECONDS AND TERRIFIC

STUFF TO KICKOFF THE FINAL.

WE DIDN'T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS

BETWEEN HOLZKEN AND VALTELLINI.

[BELL SOUNDING]

>> GREAT ROUND BY "THE NATURAL,"

HE USED HIS EXPERIENCE AND

JUMPED ON "BAZOOKA" JOE RIGHT

AWAY.

>> LET'S GO TO RON.

>> POUND FOR POUND KING OF THE

BOXING WORLD, FLOYD MAYWEATHER.

WE SAW YOU IN NEW YORK CITY AND

NOW IN TOKYO.

WHY HAVE YOU BECOME SUCH A HUGE

GLORY KICKBOXING FAN?

>> IT'S A CONTACT SPORT, YOU

KNOW.

I'M ALWAYS PLEASEED WITH A

CONTACT SPORT.

AND IT IS VERY EXCITING.

>> IT IS AND WE ARE EXCITED TO

HAVE YOU HERE IN TOKYO.

THANKS SO MUCH, FLOYD.

>> THANK YOU.

>> GUYS, BACK TO YOU.

>> RON WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER.

WHAT A YEAR FOR CONTACT SPORTS.

>> WE GOT SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM

MONEY MAYWEATHER.

GOT TO LOVE IT.

>> ROUND TWO, FIGHT!

>> THE BELL OF ROUND TWO.

NIEKY HOLZKEN IN THE WHITE

GLOVES AND "BAZOOKA" JOE, JOE

VALTELLINI, IN THE BLACK GLOVES.

DOUBLE JAB BY HOLZKEN.

>> KNEE RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE BY

THE NATURAL.

LIVER KICK BY HOLZKEN.

>> "BAZOOKA" JOE LOOKS LIKE HE'S

SECOND GUESSING.

>> GUARD BY VALTELLINI.

>> HE NEEDS TO GO, THOUGH, THERE

IS ONLY ONE MORE ROUND.

>> STAGGERED BY THAT GREAT SHOT

BY HOLZKEN.

AND HOLZKEN ATTACKING THE BODY

AND THE LEG WITH THE OUTSIDE LOW

KICK.

AGAIN, ANOTHER OUTSIDE LOW KICK

TO VALTELLINI LEAD LEG.

LOOKING AT THE LEG STRIKE,

VALTELLINI WITH THE EDGE AND

AGAIN THAT WILL MAKE HIS COACH

BACK HOME IN CANADA GETTING THE

FAMILY BUSINESS.

HE'S TOUGH AGAINST NIEKY

HOLZKEN.

>> WE GOT TO FIND OUT IF HIS

GLASS SLIPPER WILL BREAK IN THE

CINDERELLA STORY FIT WILL

EXPIRE.

EXPERIENCE IS A HUGE FACTOR IN

FIGHTING AND NIEKY "THE NATURAL"

HOLZKEN HAS THE EXPERIENCE

ADVANTAGE BY A MILE.

>> HUGE EXPERIENCE ADVANTAGE.

HOLZKEN COME NOTHING WITH RECORD

OF 83-11, MEANWHILE, VALTELLINI,

11-1.

>> HOLZKEN VICTORIOUS EARLIER

TONIGHT IN IMPRESSIVE FASHION

AND IMPRESSIVE COMBINATION

ENGINEERED BY VALTELLINI.

>> BODY KICK AND HEAD BACK BY

HOLZKEN JAB MIDWAY POINT OF THE

ROUND AND FIGHT.

>> HOLZKEN HAS TO BE CAREFUL.

WE HAVE HAD INTERESTING JUDGE'S

DECISIONS TONIGHT.

>> YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN.

>> YOU CAN'T LAY BACK AND YOU

GOT TO WITHSTAND THE AGGRESSION.

BIG CHECK, BIG TROPHY.

HE'S GOT TO STAY ON IT.

>> PLENTY OF ACTION HERE BETWEEN

HOLZKEN AND VALTELLINI, STANDING

TOE TO TOE AS ONE WOULD EXPECT

WITH THE TWO BEST WELTERWEIGHT

IN THE SPORT.

A MINUTE LEFT IN THE SECOND

ROUND.

DOUBLE JAB BY VALTELLINI.

UPPER CUT AND UPPER CUT OF HIS

OWN.

>> THAT IS RIGHT.

HERE COMES CINDERELLA.

>> OUTSIDE LOW KICK BY

VALTELLINI.

SOMEONE FORGOT TO TELL HIM THE

PARTY WAS CANCELLED.

HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, HE'S

PICKING UP STEAM.

>> AND SWITCHING IT AROUND.

LEFT HOOK TO THE LIVER AND LOW

KICK AND ANOTHER GREAT

COMBINATION BY VALTELLINI WITH

THIRD SECONDS LEFT IN THE ROUND.

>> SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE IN

THAILAND.

>> YES.

>> 20 SECONDS LEFT IN THIS, THE

SECOND ROUND AND LEFT HAND BY

HOLZKEN.

AND VALTELLINI CONTINUES TO COME

FORWARD WITH THE PUNCH KICK

COMBINATIONS.

AND AGAIN, BACK BY THE JAB OF

HOLZKEN.

WHAT A FANTASTIC FINAL THUS FAR

THE THIRD AND FINAL ROUND, WHO

WILL WALK AWAY WITH THE GLORY

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT TITLE

AND THE CASH PRIZE?

WILL IT BE THE NUMBER ONE RANKED

NIEKY HOLZKEN IN THE WHITE

GLOVES OR NUMBER TWO RANKED JOE

VALTELLINI IN THE BLACK LOVES.

HE'S GOT ROCKED AND VALTELLINI

IS IN TROUBLE.

LOOK AT HIM FIRING BACK.

>> OUR CANADIAN IS NOT GOING

ANYWHERE.

>> UPPER CUT AND HOLZKEN PULLING

THE ATTACK ON VALTELLINI'S BODY.

STILL TRYING TO SHAKE OFF THE

COBWEBS.

>> I LIKE THAT TEMPO CHANGE.

>> AND THE LIVER CUT AND

VALTELLINI DOUBLED OVER.

>> HE DIDN'T TAKE A KNEE, THAT

IS KNOCK A KNOCKDOWN.

HE'S IN ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE

COURTESY OF NIEKY HOLZKEN.

THE JAB.

LOOK AT THE PRECISION.

ANOTHER GREAT LEFT HOOK TO THE

LIVER BY NIEKY "THE NATURAL"

HOLZKEN.

VALTELLINI STANDING TALL

ABSORBING THE PUNISHMENT HERE IN

THE THIRD ROUND.

>> HOLZKEN IS DOING A GOOD JOB,

TOUCH, TOUCH, TOUCH AND THEN

RIP.

HE WAS REALLY GOOD AT THAT.

JOE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE,

THOUGH, WHAT A FIGHT.

HOLZKEN MADE VALTELLINI'S LIVER

QUIVER.

VALTELLINI DID NOT GO DOWN.

HE ATTACKED THE BODY OF HOLZKEN.

SPINNING BACK KICK BY HOLZKEN,

SHOWING ALL KIND OF WRINKLES IN

HIS ARSENAL.

HE IS COMING BACK WITH

COMBINATION.

TERRIFIC WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINAL.

>> MAN, ALL BUT THE KITCHEN

SINK.

HE WAS GOING DOWN.

THIS IS WHAT THE SPORT IS ALL

ABOUT.

>> NO GUTS, NO GLORIY.

STAY IN THERE AND GO FOR IT.Y.

STAY IN THERE AND GO FOR IT.

>> NICE COMBINATION BY

VALTELLINI.

AND GUARDING BY HOLZKEN.

INSIDE LOW KICK CHECKED BY

VALTELLINI.

FINAL 60 SECONDS OF THE FIGHT.

WHO WANTS IT MORE?

WHO WANTS TO WALK AWAY WITH THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT BELT AND

THE $100,000 CHRISTMAS PRESENT?

>> GREAT RIGHT HAND BY

VALTELLINI.

THE JAB POPS HIS HEAD BACK ONE

MORE TIME.

UNBELIEVABLE ACTION HERE BETWEEN

VALTELLINI AND HOLZKEN.

>> THIS IS CRAZY, THEY ARE JUST

STANDING THERE GOING TOE TO TOE.

>> RIGHT HAND BEHIND THE GUARD

AND HOLZKEN AVOIDING THAT KICK.

KNEE BLOCKED BY VALTELLINI.

>> THE ITALIAN STALLION AIN'T

GOING ANYWHERE.

>> IN THE LAND OF THE RISING

SUN, WE ARE BEARING WITNESS TO

THE FORTUNE RISING FOR ONE AND

WHO WILL WALK AWAY WITH THE

WELTERWEIGHT TITLE?

HOLZKEN DROPS VALTELLINI.

WOW!

THAT COULD BE IT RIGHT THERE.

>> SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE.

>> THE FIGHT IS OVER!

NIEKY "THE NATURAL" HOLZKEN, HAS

DONE IT.

HE WINS THE $100,000 CASH PRIZE

AND SOLIDIFIES HIS STANDING AS

THE BEST WELTERWEIGHT ON THE

PLANET.

>> WOW!

WAY TO CLOSE THE SHOW.

>> FANTASTIC FINISH TO THIS

FINAL.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE VICTOR,

NIEKY HOLZKEN DOES IT AT

>> GLORY 13 TOKYO, WHERE WE HAVE

JUST WITNESSED A TREMENDOUS

THRILLER TO WRAP UP THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

>> WOW, WHAT A FINISH BY

HOLZKEN.

LOOK AT THIS HERE.

TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

RIGHT HERE, THEY ARE EXCHANGING

AND OFF TO THE SIDE AND ROLLED

THROUGH FOR THE BIG KO.

HE BROKE THE GLASS SLIPPER OF

CINDERELLA AND HERE IT COMES

AGAIN IN THE DOWNWARD ARK.

HE CAUSED THE JAW TO SPIN AND HE

KNOCKED HIM OUT.

THE BRAIN BOUNCING OFF CREATES

THE CONCUSSION.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS

BOUT COMES TO AN END JUST SHORT

OF THE CLOSING BELL BY TECHNICAL

KNOCKOUT, YOUR WINNER AND NOW

GLORY WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WORLD CHAMPION, NIEKY HOLZKEN!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> YOUR HUMBLE ANNOUNCER'S 44th

BIRTHDAY, NIEKY HOLZKEN RECORDS

HIS 44th KNOCKOUT VICTORY.

>> OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THAT

BEAUTIFUL BELT.

>> PIERRE ANDERAN WILL MAKE THE

PRESENTATION OF THE BIG CHECK

$100,000 GOES TO "THE NATURAL"

NIEKY HOLZKEN.

>> A MEMORABLE TOURNAMENT FINAL

AND YET STILL MORE TO COME.

WHAT WILL BE AN EMOTIONALLY

CHARGED SWAT SONG, THE GLORY

HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPION

RICO VERHOEVEN MEETS PETER

AERTS.

IN THE LAND OF THE

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