Glory Kickboxing Returns To NYC In December
GLORY Kickboxing ran its first New York City event four years ago and made its return this past July. The layoff in between dates at the Theater in Madison Square Garden is much shorter as the international kickboxing league will make its return on December 1st with GLORY 48 and GLORY 48 SuperFight Series on that Friday night.
The show will be headlined by two world title fights, the final fight features the Featherweight title as Kevin VanNostrand will get an opportunity to win gold in his hometown when he faces the winner of Robin van Rossmalen as he defends against Serhiy Adamchuck at GLORY 45 later this month in Amsterdam.
With two historic events in the books, GLORY is once again stacking the deck, with a lineup that includes two world title fights and a strong mix of new and familiar faces.
At a one night tournament at GLORY 43 at the theater at MSG, VanNostrand knocked out Mo Aburahman in the tournament’s opening round and would defeat Giga Chikadze in a rematch from 2016.
Adopted New Yorker “Super” Elvis Gashi who made a large impression as well at the last time GLORY was in NYC will face off with an opponent to be announced.
Born in Kosovo, Gashi compiled a 107-3 amateur record and left home for the United States in 2012 to pursue his dream as a top-level fighter. That decision has paid off, now competing on the world’s biggest stage.
GLORY super bantamweight world champion and MMA fighter Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest looks to match her knockout victory at GLORY 44 Chicago last month, putting the title on the line once more in the headline attraction of GLORY 48 SuperFight Series.
Her opponent for the New York fight card will be determined in October when France’s Anissa Meksen, ranked No. 3, goes toe-to-toe with Turkey’s Funda Alkayiş, ranked No. 8.
Van Soest has won eight in a row, including an undefeated record of 4-0 inside the GLORY ring.
Former UFC fighter and recent roster addition Chris Camozzi makes his debut at GLORY 48 SuperFight Series. With nearly 15 years of striking experience, the 30-year-old veteran will test himself by jumping into GLORY’s deep middleweight division.
Opponents for Gashi and Camozzi, as well as additional match-ups for both GLORY 48 New York and GLORY 48 SuperFight Series will be announced at a later date.
GLORY will be donating a portion of ticket revenue and merchandise sold for this event to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, benefiting victims affected by the recent floods.