Glory 13 – Tokyo preview

GLORY ends the year in style the way only GLORY can – with a stacked supercard taking place in thespiritual home of the martial arts.

GLORY 13 TOKYO has so many big names we are struggling to find posters strong enough to carry theirweight:

Peter Aerts’ retirement match is on this card – he wanted to go out with a bang and in samurai style he has taken the hardest opponent possible: Rico Verhoeven, winner of the recent GLORY Heavyweight Tournament in Los Angeles

Remy Bonjasy’s Japanese Retirement Match is also on this card – he faces Team Nogueira’s Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (who yes, does know and sometimes train with Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva)

Also on the card: the GLORY Welterweight Championship Tournament, a four-man affair with a $150,000 grand prize:

#1 – world #1 welterweight Nieky Holzken, bodyshot killer, power puncher and excellent technician. A very dangerous guy, the world’s top striker at this weight

 #2 – ‘Bazooka Joe’ Valtellini – trained by Gary Goodridge’s former coach, this young Canadian has come from nowhere to blow away established names and position himself as 2014’s hottest prospect

#3 – Karapet Karapetyan – originally from Armenia, raised in the Netherlands. Qualified as a lawyer, professional fighter. An absolute machine. Relentless, Terminator-style attack, beautiful combination work

#4 – Raymond Daniels – the Los Angeles man is an absolute legend in the karate world and this tournament brings him to karate’s homeland. He stopped UFC veteran Brian Foster with a hook kick at GLORY 10 – can he do the same in the home of his chosen art?

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