Countdown to the Glory Light Heayweight Championship Tournament

  • Season 2014
  • Aired 04/08/2014
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Glory 15 features a World Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament featuring four of the world's top kickboxers in the division. Join us as we Countdown to Glory 15 Istanbul, Friday night, immediately after Bellator MMA, and watch Glory 15 Istanbul, Saturday 8/7c on Spike.

narrator: AT GLORY 15 ISTANBUL,ALL EYES WILL BE ON

THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLDCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

FOUR OF THE TOP FIGHTERSIN THE DIVISION SQUARE OFF,

NEEDING TO WIN TWO FIGHTSIN ONE NIGHT TO EARN THE CROWN.

THE FIRST FIGHTHAS THE TURKISH TYSON,

KNOCKOUT SPECIALIST GOKHAN SAKI,

UP AGAINST TEN-TIMEMUAY THAI WORLD CHAMPION,

NATHAN "CARNAGE" CORBETT.

CORBETT'S NICKNAMESUITS HIM WELL,

SINCE THREE QUARTERSOF HIS 67 WINS

HAVE COME INSIDE THE DISTANCE.

SAKI IS DROPPING DOWNFROM THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

FOR THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

- BECAUSE OF MY OPPONENTSHAVE THE SAME HEIGHT

AND THE SAME WEIGHT,

THAT I CAN SHOWA HIGHER TEMPO FIGHTING,

AND MORE TECHNIQUES,WHAT I HAVE INSIDE OF ME.

SO I'M SURE THEY'RE GONNA SEE

NEW, GOOD MOVES THAT THEYNEVER GONNA FORGET THIS.

[grunting]

I AM MUCH FASTERWHEN I'M NOT 104 KILOS.

I'M SURE I'M FASTER.

BUT THE IMPORTANT THING ISTO LOSE WEIGHT IN THE RIGHT WAY.

IF I'M GONNA LOSE TOO MUCHWEIGHT IN THE LAST WEEK,

THEN I'M GONNA LOSE ENERGY,

SO THEN I'M MAYBE FASTFOR ONE MINUTE,

AND AFTER ONE MINUTE,I'M DONE, YOU KNOW?

- I'M NOW SIGNED FOR GLORY,

AND THEY'RE THE BIGGEST, BEST,

STAND-UP LEAGUEIN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.

THEY'VE JUST TAKEN OVEREVERYTHING.

SO MY NEXT FIGHT IS GLORY 15,

WHICH IS IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY,

AND I'LL BE FIGHTINGGOKHAN SAKI, WHICH--

PROBABLY ONE OFTHE BIGGEST NAMES IN KICKBOXING

IN THE PAST TEN YEARS.

HE'S AN ABSOLUTE ANIMAL.

THEY CALL HIM THE MIKE TYSONOF KICKBOXING,

SO HE PUNCHES LIKE A MACHINE.

SO THIS FIGHT IS A VERYDIFFICULT

AND A VERY CHALLENGINGFIGHT FOR MYSELF.

- NATHAN CORBETT--HE'S A VERYFAMOUS, BIG FIGHTER,

WITH ELBOWS.

HE WIN ALL HIS FIGHTS BY K.O.,

SO NOBODY WANT TO FIGHT HIM.

BUT WITH GLORY RULES,FOR HIM, IT'S TOUGH, I THINK,

BECAUSE HE CANNOTUSE HIS ELBOWS.

HE NEED TO FIGHT, YOU KNOW?

- YOU KNOW, I WANT TO GO INTHERE AND ALWAYS WANT TO WIN

AND ALWAYS TRYAND GO FOR THE K.O.,

SO I'M NOT LOOKINGTO SCORE POINTS.

I'M LOOKING TO DOAS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE.

YOU KNOW, I'M GONNA GO THERETO ISTANBUL TO GET THAT WIN,

AND THEN MOVE INTO THE FINAL.

- I'M A COMPLETE FIGHTER,

AND I'M SURE IF IT'S NOTA LEFT HOOK,

IT'S MAYBE A HIGH KICK.

IF IT'S NOT A HIGH KICK,

IT'S MAYBE A LOW KICK,YOU KNOW,

SO WE WILL SEE.

TIME WILL TELL.

narrator: THE SECOND SEMIFINAL

HAS NUMBER-ONE-RANKEDTYRONE SPONG

IN SEARCH OF HIS SIXTH STRAIGHTGLORY VICTORY.

HIS OPPONENT, SAULO CAVALARI,

IS ALSO UNDEFEATED IN GLORY,

AND COMES INTO THE TOURNAMENTOFF A CRUSHING FIRST ROUND K.O.

OF MOURAD BOUZIDI IN GLORY 12.

HERE'S AN UP-CLOSE LOOKAT THE FIGHTERS.

announcer: THE KING OF THE RING,

TYRONE SPONG!

- THE MOST KNOCKOUTSARE BY HANDS, YOU KNOW?

A LOT OF MY TECHNIQUESARE MORE CRISP.

I'M STRIVING AND WORKING FOR--TOWARDS PERFECTION.

announcer: SAULO CAVALARI!

- SAULO CAVALARIIS AN UP-AND-COMING FIGHTER

IN THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTDIVISION.

VERY HUNGRY,VERY MOTIVATED.

YOU KNOW, I RESPECTALL THE FIGHTERS,

AND THERE ARE NO EASY FIGHTS,YOU KNOW.

YOU CAN NEVERUNDERESTIMATE SOMEBODY,

SO I THINK IT'S GONNA BEA GOOD FIGHT, EXPLOSIVE FIGHT.

IF HE COMES AND HE BRINGS IT,IT'S GONNA BE A GOOD FIGHT.

- I'M STRIVING AND WORKING FOR--TOWARDS PERFECTION.

AND THAT'S WHY I'M IN THE GYMEVERY DAY WORKING ON MY CRAFT

AND FOCUSING ON MY CRAFT

AND WORKING ON MY SKILL SET.

- [barking]

- I DON'T NEED NO MOTIVATION.

I'M A FIGHTER.THAT'S WHAT I DO.

YOU KNOW, I'M A BORN FIGHTER,

SO I DON'T REALLY NEEDNO MOTIVATION.

THIS IS WHAT I DO.I'M A FIGHTER.

THAT'S IT.

narrator: ON SATURDAY NIGHT,APRIL 12TH,

IT'S GLORY 15 ISTANBUL.

FOUR FIGHTERS COMPETEFOR THE FIRST-EVER

GLORY LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:

IN A ONE-NIGHT,WINNER-TAKE-ALL TOURNAMENT.

PLUS, ROBIN VAN ROOSMALENVERSUS MARAT GRIGORIAN

IN A BATTLE OF TOP-RATEDLIGHTWEIGHTS.

A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NIGHTON GLORY 15 ISTANBUL,

SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 12TH,ONLY ON SPIKE.

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