Friday, 9 August 2013


GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a world-class fight card for Glory 11 Chicago, featuring a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a highly-anticipated rematch, broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Saturday, October 12th.

The first round of the GLORY Heavyweight World Championship Tournament will see #2 ranked contender and aggressive power puncher Gökhan Saki (79-16-1, 56 KOs) up against young Heavyweight prospect Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1, 8 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghiță (48-9, 37 KOs) squares off with Brazilian standout Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (36-9-1, 24 KOs). The winners of each bout will then face each other to determine the GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World Champion and claim a cash prize of $250,000.

GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament World Champion Tyrone ‘King of the Ring’ Spong (72-6-1, 45 KOs) headlines Glory 11 Chicago, taking on Muay Thai legend Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett (57-3-1, 43 KOs), in a rematch of the 2009 bout between the two, a controversial knock out, ruled a No Contest at the time.

The co-main event features top Welterweight contenders in action, as #6 ranked ‘Bazooka Joe’ Valtellini (10-1, 8 KOs) of Canada matches-up with #4 ranked Karim Ghajji (85-8-1, 49 KOs) of France.

Tickets for Glory 11 Chicago are available at the Sears Centre Arena box office and, starting at $25.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT, with the first match beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Full fight card for Glory 11 Chicago to be released.

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