GLORY have announced a date and venue for their “ROAD TO GLORY USA” middleweight tournament. The one-night, eight-man tourney is set to take place at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, on Feb. 9.
The fight series was created to find America’s next wave of talented superstar fighters. The men set to compete in the tournament are Eddie “Showtime” Walker (9-1-1), Andrew Kapel (11-3), Van “The General” Wyk Povey (32-3-1), Edgar Del Fierro (18-4), Evgeny Zotov (5-2, 3), Mike Lemaire (6-0), Casey Green (5-5) and Jonarth Junio (8-4).
Here is what GLORY CEO, Marcus Luer had to say:
“We are excited to showcase our new ROAD TO GLORY development series for prospective future superstars in the sports and entertainment mecca of Los Angeles,” said Luer. “Our fight team headed by legendary trainer Cor Hemmers has hand-picked a group of eight hungry, aspiring world champions from various parts of the U.S., looking to make it to the global stage that GLORY’s championship level events take place on. To get there, though, they will have to show they have what it takes by persevering in this highly-competitive tournament.”
The winner of the tournament will be awarded a grand prize of $20,000 and a one-year contract with GLORY.
A tournament “alternate” bout on the card will pit Afram Egbochuku (2-0) against Jacob “King Cobra” Poss (9-1). Should any of the tournament’s quarterfinal round fight winners be unable to return to the ring for semifinal round action due to injury sustained en route to victory, the winner of the matchup between Egbochuku and Poss will take the injured fighter’s place in the tournament.
A draw to determine the ROAD TO GLORY USA middleweight tournament’s quarterfinal round matchups will take place on a date and at a location to be announced soon.
Tickets for the event, headlined by the ROAD TO GLORY USA are priced from $40 and can be purchased by phone at 877-446-7962. The tournament is being held as part of a Dennis Warner-promoted WCK fight card also featuring five Muay Thai bouts.
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