Coming on June 21st, the biggest double-event in kickboxing history slams into Los Angeles! GLORY 17, airing on Spike TV at 8/7c, features a one-night, four-man Featherweight Contender Tournament, a Co-Headline event at Lightweight of American Ky Hollenbeck versus Suriname’s Andy Ristie, and a much anticipated Heavyweight Headline Event of Martial Arts veterans Sergei Kharitonov and Mirko Cro-Cop.
In a rematch that pits the #1 and #2 ranked GLORY heavyweights against each other, Romanian technician Daniel Ghita (50-10-0, 39 KO) battles rising Dutch superstar Rico Verhoeven (43-9-0, 10 KO) for the GLORY Heavyweight Championship. Their previous encounter at GLORY 11 CHICAGO resulted in a decision victory for Verhoeven, earning him the title of GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World Champion.
Another World Title is on the line as newly crowned GLORY Welterweight Champion Marc De Bonte (87-11-1, 28 KO) of Belgium defends his belt against proven contender ‘Bazooka’ Joe Valtellini (11-2-0, 10 KO) of Canada.
GLORY: LAST MAN STANDING also features eight of the word’s best middleweights — Artem Levin (RUS) Joe Schilling (USA), Wayne Barrett (USA), Alex Pereira (BRA), Filip Verlinden (BEL), Bogdan Stoica (ROM), Simon Marcus (CAN), and Melvin Manhoef (NED) — colliding in a one-night, winner-take-all tournament to determine who will be crowned GLORY Middleweight World Champion.