Glory 50: Groenhart vs. Grigorian 3 - February 16 (Official Discussion)

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Glory 50: Groenhart vs. Grigorian 3 - February 16 (Official Discussion)

Post by Kingfedor on Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:50 pm


Glory 50
February 16, 2018
UIC Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Main Card:
Murthel Groenhart (67-22)           vs.       (46-11) Harut Grigorian  
Main Event |  Title Fight | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77 kg)
Richard Abraham (12-5)               vs.(59-23) Malik Watson-Smith 
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77 kg)
Benjamin Adegbuyi (29-4)             vs.    (17-2) D'Angelo Marshall  
Main Card | Contender Tournament Semi-Finals | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120 kg)
Guto Inocente (33-8)                     vs.              (18-1) Junior Tafa 
Main Card | Contender Tournament Semi-Finals | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120 kg)

Superfight Series:
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (114-30) vs.        (60-5) Christian Baya  
Superfight Series |  Title Fight | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)
Cătălin Moroșanu (44-11)                vs.    (25-6)Giannis Stoforidis 
Superfight Series | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120 kg)


GLORY 50 Chicago will be headlined by a trilogy fight for the GLORY welterweight world championship.

Rivals Murthel "The Predator" Groenhart (67-22-3, 38 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) and Harut Grigorian (46-11, 32 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) met for a second time in June, but the encounter ended in controversy.

After Groenhardt landed a knee in the second round, Grigorian turned away from his opponent, leading to an unimpeded knockout punch by "The Predator." Following the finish, two men attacked Groenhart in the ring. While the assailants were apprehended and Groenhart walked away uninjured, the finishing sequence and ensuing attack have heightened intrigue in a rubber match.

Since the previous bout, Groenhart has gone on to become champion, dethroning Cedric Doumbe at GLORY 44 Chicago in August. On the same fight card, Grigorian defeated both Karim Benmansour and Antoine Pinto during a one-night, four-man contender tournament, earning a No. 2 welterweight ranking and the trilogy bout with Groenhart.


Glory also announced a lightweight championship match-up to headline GLORY 50 SuperFight Series.

Lightweight champion "Killer Kid" Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (118-30-5, 32 KO, fighting out of Thailand) makes his way back to the GLORY ring for a title defense against exciting Angolan challenger Christian “Bad News” Baya (60-5-1, 35 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).
 
This lightweight title tilt represents the best the sport has to offer. Since joining the organization in 2015, Sitthichai has amassed a 7-1 GLORY record, including two contender tournament titles and two title defenses. At only 26 years old, he’s widely considered to be the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and without equal in the weight class.
 
Baya, also 26 years old, presents a new challenge for the dominant champion. “Bad News” made his GLORY debut on five day’s notice, upsetting contender Josh Jauncey with a stunning knockout that announced his arrival to the division. Following tournament victories over Anatloy Moiseev and Massaro Glunder, Baya most recently knocked out Samo Petje at GLORY 49 Rotterdam to bring his GLORY record to an unblemished 4-0.



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Re: Glory 50: Groenhart vs. Grigorian 3 - February 16 (Official Discussion)

Post by Kingfedor on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 am


Combat sports’ deepest heavyweight roster will be on full display next month, with three top-five fighters and one exciting newcomer assembled to comprise the one-night, four man heavyweight contender tournament at GLORY 50 Chicago.

In the first of two semifinal matchups, 21-year-old prospect Junior "The Juggernaut" Tafa (18-1, 13 KO, fighting out of Australia) looks to establish himself amongst the cream of the heavyweight crop when he takes on dynamic striker Guto Inocente (34-8, 17 KO, fighting out of Brazil), ranked No. 5 in the division.

A protégé and training partner of UFC heavyweight and K-1 Grand Prix winner Mark Hunt, Tafa made his GLORY debut in October, quickly finishing Quanchao Luo in the very first round.

Inocente has put together an impressive run under the GLORY banner, compiling a 4-1 record that includes victories over a litany of top-10 foes.

Two of the fighters seeking revenge against Inocente will square off in the tournament’s other semifinal bout. Two-time heavyweight title challenger and current world No. 1 Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (28-5, 16 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) steps through the GLORY ropes for the 12th time when he throws down with Curaçaoan-Dutch contender D’Angelo “U.S.” Marshall (17-2, 9 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).

Romania’s Adegbuyi is no stranger to winning twice in a single evening, earning contender tournament victories at both GLORY 24 Denver and GLORY 35 Nice.

Marshall has only one loss on his GLORY record, dropping a razor-close decision to Inocente in extra rounds at GLORY 37 Los Angeles last January. Now ranked No. 3, he most recently picked up a unanimous decision over perennial contender Ismael Londt at GLORY 49 SuperFight Series in December.

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Re: Glory 50: Groenhart vs. Grigorian 3 - February 16 (Official Discussion)

Post by CDF47 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 am

Just wonder where to watch these Glory fights at.

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