Video – GLORY 14: Andy Ristie vs. David Kiria Preview

GLORY 14 will be GLORY’s first event of the calendar year, scheduled for March 8th at the Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be carried on Spike TV once again, as with previous GLORY installments.

A heavyweight tussle between former K-1 champs Remy Bonjasky and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic headlines the event, while a guaranteed barn-burner between Andy Ristie and David Kiria for the Lightweight Championship title serves as the co-featured bout of the evening.

Andy Ristie fights for the first time since his shock, upset knockout victory over longtime divisional kingpin, Giorgio Petrosyan, in the semi-finals of GLORY 12′s Lightweight tourney in November last year. The 31-year-old Suriname native followed that up with a slick knockout victory over Dutchman Robin van Roosmalen in the finals, which garnered him the promotion’s Lightweight strap. Ristie is on a five-fight winning streak, and is 9-1 in his past ten outings.

He was originally pitted against Ky Hollenback for his first title defense, but the American withdrew from the contest for undisclosed reasons. David Kiria, though, stepped up to the plate and will now fight for the title. He competed in the GLORY 12 Lightweight tourney as well, but was eliminated in the semi-final bracket by the aforementioned van Roosmalen.

This will be the first time GLORY has one of its tournament champions defend his belt.

Check out this video preview of the match-up before it goes down at the Zagreb, Arena in Croatia on March 8th:

*Click here to check out the full fight card for GLORY 14

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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