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Glory 48 Results + Photos

GLORY Kickboxing visited the Mecca of fight sports once again, as Glory 48 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017. The event featured a great card highlighted by two title fights, one of which was the highly anticipated super bantamweight world title fight between USA’s Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest and Anissa Meksen of France. The Striking Corner’s Victor Alvarez was on hand with his camera to capture all of the action on this amazing night of fights. Check out the full results and images from the event below:

GLORY 48 New York:
– Kevin Vannostrand def. Anvar Boynazarov by KO at 1:06, Round 1; Vannostrand claims interim GLORY featherweight title
– Robert Thomas def. Mike Lemaire by KO at 0:18, Round 3; Thomas wins GLORY middleweight tournament
– Thiago Silva def. John King by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
– Robert Thomas def. Wayne Barrett by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27); Thomas advances to GLORY middleweight tournament semifinal
– Mike Lemaire def. Matt Baker by unanimous decision (extra round); Thomas advances to GLORY middleweight tournament semifinal

GLORY 48 SuperFight Series:
– Anissa Meksen def. Tiffany Van Soest by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46); Meksen claims GLORY women’s super bantamweight title
– Chris Camozzi def. Kyle Weickhardt by TKO at 3:00, Round 3
– Elvis Gashi def. Nate Richardson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
– Ivan Galaz def. Paul Banasziak by majority decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
– Itay Gershon def. Justin Houghton by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Photos from Glory 37: Wilnis vs. Adesanya

The Striking Corner’s very own photographer, Victor Alvarez was on hand at Glory 37’s first card of 2017, which took place on Friday, January 20th, 2017 in Los Angeles.

As with every Glory event, the night was full of fast paced action, some upsets, some surprises, and a little controversy. But overall Glory’s first show of 2017 was solid with great matchups such as Matt Embree vs. Robin Van Rossmalen and the Glory Middleweight title fight between Jason Wilnis and rising star, Israel Adesanya.

Check out the great images form our photographer Victor Alvarez in the slideshow below.

Glory 27 Chicago – RESULTS & PHOTOS

Glory 27 took place last night Friday, February 26th at the Sears Center Arena in Chicago. The card featured a few match ups that were highly anticipated by die hard Kickboxing fans. The first hotly anticipated bout was that of Joe Schilling vs Mike Lemaire. Joe Schilling announced last week that he would be fighting for Bellator MMA’s new Kickboxing promotion aptly named Bellator Kickboxing. With that said Schilling still had two fights left on his Glory contract and thus took a fight with San Diego’s (by way of Paris, France) Mike Lemaire.

The other main draw of the night was the rematch between Simon “Bad Boy” Marcus and Artem “The Lion” Levin for the Glory Middlewight World Title. Marcus got the W over Levin under Muay Thai rules at Lion Fight 9 in 2013 but when Marcus and Levin met again under Glory Rules last year the two middleweight stars fought to a controversial draw that somewhat caused some bad blood between the two. The Glory 27 main event was supposed to be the opportunity for the two to finally settle the bad blood in the ring. In our opinion it did nothing to put the controversy to rest. Overzealous reffing by Al Wichgers caused the main event to turn into a spectacle. Wichgers gave Levin a standing 8 count after being thrown out of the ring by Simon Marcus, and then deducted 2 points from Levin for excessive clinching although in reality both fighters were guilty of excessive clinching, holding, catching each others legs, etc…

After Wichgers deducted the second point, Levin decided to call it quits and thus pretty much handed over the Glory Middleweight title to Simon Marcus. We don’t fault Glory or the fighters for what transpired, it was just the strangest outcome we have seen for what was a highly anticipated rematch between two of world’s best middleweight fighters.

As of this writing, we don’t know the details of Levin’s Glory contract but we believe it’s safe to say Levin may not be entering the Glory ring again anytime soon.

With that said, the night also featured a middleweight contender tournament wear Dustin Jacoby once again showed that he has truly become a dangerous fighter in the middleweight division after defeating newcomer Karl Roberson and the always tough Wayne Barrett en route to become the contender tournament champion.

With Levin’s situation seemingly unknown and Joe Schilling with only one fight left on his Glory contract after his win over Mike Lemaire, it seems that Dustin Jacoby should be the next in line to challenge for the Glory Middleweight World Title.

All in all, Glory 27 was an exciting night of fights capped off once again by a strange occurrence. Below are the full results of the event as well as pictures taken by Glory’s official photographer, James Law.

GLORY 27 RESULTS

Middleweight Title: Simon Marcus def. Artem Levin by DQ (Levin refused to continue) in Rd. 3
Finals: Dustin Jacoby def. Wayne Barrett by KO in Rd. 2
Giga Chikadze def. Kevin VanNostrand by Unanimous Decision
Semifinal: Dustin Jacoby def. Karl Roberson by KO in Rd. 3
Semifinal: Wayne Barrett def. Robert Thomas by Unanimous Decision

SUPERFIGHT SERIES RESULTS

Joe Schilling def. Mike Lemaire by Unanimous Decision
Anderson Silva def. Maurice Greene by Unanimous Decision
Guto Inocente def. Demoreo Dennis by KO in Rd. 1
Richard Abraham def. Pawel Jedrzejczyk by Unanimous Decision
Casey Greene def. Daniel Morales by Unanimous Decision

Glory 21 Results, Artem retains belt amid controversy, Vigney wins tournament.

Glory 21 has come and gone and like many combat sports events these days, it did not end without its fair share of controversy. The Spike TV broadcast began at 11 pm EST/9 pm PT, and many of the fights with the main event being the only exception, were a bit of a mismatch

The heavyweight qualifier tournament was really always going to have a Xavier Vigney vs. Chi Lewis-Parry final. In the semi-finals of the tournament both Lewis-Parry and Vigney dispatched their opponents with ease. Vigney knocked out a seemingly unprepared Maurice Jackson. Jackson came into the fight with a 31-0 record but it looked like he had never taken a leg kick in his entire career as a single leg kick by Vigney already had him looking for the exit signs. A right cross by Vigney was the beginning of the end as the big man folded and a few Vigney uppercuts had him turning his back and trying to avoid more punishment. With Jackson offering no semblance of defense, the referee had no choice but to stop the fight. Vigney wins the bout by KO in Rd. 1

In the other heavyweight tournament semi-final, Demoreo Dennis connected early with a stiff cross that let Chi Lewis-Parry know he was in a fight but eventually Parry found a home for his punches and landed a hard right cross towards the middle of the first round to end the fight for good. Lewis-Parry wins the bout by KO in Rd.1

Before the tournament final and main event, Glory’s “human highlight reel” Raymond Daniels, faced off with an overmatched Justin Baesman, a 16-7 MMA fighter making his kickboxing debut. Baesman had no answer for Daniels’ arsenal of whirlwind like attacks. Daniels spun his way to yet another victory as he caught Baesman with a spinning heel kick to the liver that had the kickboxing debutante grimacing in pain. He tried to answer the count but could not. Daniels wins the bout by KO in Round 1.

In the heavyweight tournament final, Xavier Vigney and “Chopper” Chi Lewis-Parry would finally be able to settle the animosity that had built up after a bit of shoving at the weigh-ins. Both big men came out firing but Vigney had the better head movement and was able to avoid most of Lewis-Parry’s heavier shots. Both fighters were looking for the knockout but it looked as if Vigney was the man with the better gas tank. Lewis-Parry was no doubt looking for yet another first round knockout but when he couldn’t find it early, he began to look frustrated and winded. As both men went to their corners after Round 1, Vigney looked the fresher of the two. In round 2, both fighters were once again looking for the KO but Lewis-Parry was gassed. A big right by Vigney hurt Lewis-Parry, Vigney swarmed and landed a big body shot that ended the fight. Xavier Vigney wins the tournament final by KO in Rd. 2

After a main card full of KO’s and some pretty uneven match ups, it was time for the main event. This was the fight everyone had really come to watch. Canada’s Simon “Bad Boy” Marcus versus Russia’s Artem “The Lion” Levin. Much to everyone’s surprise, the fight played out a lot like their previous encounter under the Lion Fight Productions banner. Levin did a great job of slipping punches and avoiding Marcus’ attack but surprsingly, Levin clinched and held Marcus’ after pretty much every exchange. However, this was not a Muay Thai fight and the referee had to continue to remind Levin of that. Marcus scored well with body kicks, a couple of head kicks, and some big knees throughout the fight, Levin was clearly the better boxer with crisp head movement and accuracy in his punches, but he kept holding. In Round 3, the ref deducted a point for Levin’s propensity to clinch with Marcus.

Regardless of the point deduction, Levin fought roughly the same for the remainder of the bout. It seemed as if Marcus’ had pushed the pace enough to win the fight and the point deduction surely would guarantee Marcus’ the win. It would not be so. A score of 48-46 for Marcus and two scores of 47-47 made the fight a majority draw and Artem Levin would keep his Glory middleweight belt. Simon took to the mic and called the decision “bullshit”, while Artem complained that the referee’s decision robbed him of a win.

The confusion surrounding the decision will most likely set up an electric rematch with a Simon Marcus who will now be pretty angry and determined to beat an Artem Levin that he no doubt already believes he beat twice. Meanwhile, Joe Schilling will be chomping at the bit to get his rubber match with Levin as their current record versus one another stands at 1-1. But Filip Verlinden is surely looking to show the current trident at the top that he might have something to say about who will be the next Glory Middleweight Champion of the world. It will be interesting to see what Glory will do with the middleweight match ups in the near future.

GLORY 21 RESULTS:
Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus, Majority Draw
Heavyweight Final: Xavier Vigney def. Chi Lewis Parry, KO R2 1:50
Raymond Daniels def. Justin Baesman, KO R1 0:51
Heavyweight Semifinal: Chi Lewis Parry def. Demoreo Dennis, KO R1 1:40
Heavyweight Semifinal: Xavier Vigney def. Maurice Jackson, KO R1 1:32

GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES RESULTS:
Mike Lemaire def. Casey Greene, UD
Giga Chikadze def. Ken Tran, KO R3 2:19
Maurice Greene def. Ashley Epps, KO R1 2:12
Manny Mancha def. Andre Walker, KO R3
Omari Boyd def. Chris Carradus, Maj. Dec.

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