After just announcing their NYE partnership with DREAM, GLORY Sports International have announced the opening of a corporate office in Tokyo, Japan. They have also established a subsidiary entity, GLORY Sports Japan KK, to pioneer its martial arts fight series in the Japanese market.
The new offices will provide a base for GLORY to begin their push towards reinstating Japanese martial arts action. The organisation already has offices in Holland, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, so the Japan office comes as a fitting addition. Situated in the prestigious Omotesando district of Tokyo, the space represents GLORY’s sixth office location.
Here is what GLORY managing director, Marcus Luer, had to say:
“We are firmly committed to re-vitalizing Japan as an epicenter for some of the best martial arts fight action in the world and, in order to do that effectively, it is critical that we have a capable team operating on the ground there, on a day-to-day basis,”
GLORY’s first venture into Japan will be the ‘GSI presents DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special’ event which takes place at the Saitama Super Arena on New Year’s Eve. The event will begin at 4 p.m. local time with the DREAM MMA fight card, the lineup for which will be announced soon, and will continue with the GLORY kickboxing event that will award a total of $600,000 in prize money to its competitors and be headlined by a 16-man, one-night heavyweight tournament that will crown its winner the GLORY Heavyweight Grand Slam Champion.
Broadcast details for GSI presents DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com.
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