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Ilima-Lei Macfarlane To Headline Bellator Against Valerie Letourneau

LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2018) – The Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii will host the homecoming of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0), as she puts her undefeated record and Bellator women’s flyweight title on the line against No. 1 contender Valérie Létourneau (10-6) in the main event on Saturday, Dec. 15 LIVE on DAZN. The monumental…

Harut Grigorian Against Former Champion Cédric Doumbé

AMSTERDAM – GLORY (September 6, 2018) – welterweight champion Harut Grigorian (48-11, 34 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) will be entering enemy territory when he travels to France to take on No. 1 contender Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (70-6-1, 41 KO, fighting out of France) at GLORY 60 Lyon. The title tilt between Grigorian and…

Rico Verhoeven Seeks Record Eighth Title Defense Against Guto Inocente

AMSTERDAM (August 23, 2018) – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today finalized a 13-fight card for the promotion’s visit to Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on Saturday, Sept. 29. Heavyweight world champion Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (54-10, 16 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) headlines GLORY 59 Amsterdam, seeking a record-setting eighth…

Middleweight World Title Bout Added to GLORY 58 Chicago

DENVER (August 22, 2018) – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced a world title rematch slated for GLORY 58 Chicago, taking place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 14. Middleweight champion Alex “Po Atan” Pereira (28-6, 18 KO, fighting out of Brazil) will be facing a familiar…

Patricio Freire And Emmanuel Sanchez Headlines Bellator’s Return to Tel Aviv

LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2018) – Bellator returns to Tel Aviv, Israel for the third-consecutive year on Thursday, Nov. 15 with a featherweight world title clash pitting Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (27-4) against Emmanuel Sanchez (17-3) set to anchor Bellator 209 inside Menora Mivtachim Arena. In addition, Haim Gozali (8-5) looks to get revenge against Ryan…

Local Favorites Richard Abraham and Malik Watson-Smith Join GLORY 58 Chicago

DENVER – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced six bouts – four in the stacked welterweight division – to take place when the promotion returns to Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 14. Two Chicagoland favorites have been added to GLORY 58 Chicago, both participating in separate welterweight…

Wells, Norwood battle for vacant title

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 13th, 2018) — Three months after successfully launching its New York division, CES MMA continues its east-coast expansion Friday night in the City of Brotherly Love. The region’s leading mixed martial arts promotion makes its Philadelphia debut at the famed 2300 Arena with “CES MMA 52” live on AXS TV. The event features…

Massaro Glunder Meets Quade Taranaki at GLORY 56 Denver

DENVER (July 31, 2018) – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced additional match-ups for GLORY 56 Denver, GLORY 56 SuperFight Series and the GLORY 56 prelims, scheduled to take place at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., on Friday, Aug. 10. Featherweight Massaro “The Project” Glunder (31-12-4, 20 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands)…

Soriano aims for championship glory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 1st, 2018) — As Sean Soriano inches closer to his first world title fight Friday night at Twin River Casino, it’s impossible for the Providence, R.I., native to temper his excitement. The team is stronger than ever, anchored by his closest friend, Andre Soukhamthath, himself a former CES MMA world champion now…

GLORY Returns to China with 11 Thrilling Bouts

SHENZHEN, China (July 27, 2018) – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced the complete 11-fight lineup for GLORY 57 Shenzhen and GLORY 57 SuperFight Series, to be broadcast live from Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in China on Saturday, Aug. 25. During a press conference last month, the promotion announced the GLORY 57…