GLORY 17: ‘Last Man Standing’ 8-man Middleweight tourney set for PPV on June 21

GLORY, the world’s largest Kickboxing promotion, is set to go big this summer with its inaugural foray into the world of pay-per-view.

Officials today announced that GLORY 17, along with a stellar 8-man tournament, is set to take place at the Forum, in Inglewood, California on June 21 later this year.

In an interesting turn of events, only the 8-man tournament will be carried on a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast beginning 10:00 pm ET. Much like the promotion’s Super Fight Series prelims, the GLORY 17 line-up, meanwhile, will be a separate show that will commence before the tourney, at 8:00 pm ET on SPIKE TV.

This looks to be a new concept that GLORY is heading in and it’ll be interesting to note how successful this new venture will turn out to be.

While no details have been released for GLORY 17 in terms of who’s on the card and what not, seven top-ranked Middleweight contenders have already been announced for the ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament.

They include Joe Schilling (USA), Wayne Barrett (USA), Alex Pereira (BRA), Filip Verlinden (BEL), Bogdan Stoica (ROM), Simon Marcus (CAN) and Melvin Manhoef (NED). The promotion will announce the final competitor on a later date.

“The GLORY fans tell us they have been waiting for the return of live combative tournaments on a scale they know GLORY understands. We are experienced with these multi-fighter formats overseas and now with the eight man tournament on Pay-Per-View, we will finally bring it to them,” said Andrew Whitaker, CEO of GLORY Sports International. “This is a thrill-packed event where the winner will have to fight three times in one adrenalin-fueled night.”

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Author:Thinesh John

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