During GLORY 54, GLORY Kickboxing announced the “Summer of GLORY 2018,” a series of five GLORY events that will take place across the globe over the summer.
The Summer of GLORY begins on July 20 with GLORY 55 at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. GLORY 55 will be headlined by GLORY Middleweight Champion Alex Pereira facing No. 1 contender Yousri Belgaroui, and Robin Van Roosmalen defending the GLORY Featherweight Title against Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao.
The kickboxing promotion then goes to Denver, Colorado, on August 10 for GLORY 56, which will see Artem Vakhitov defend his light heavyweight title against an opponent to be announced. Then, on August 25, GLORY goes to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen China for GLORY 57. GLORY 57 will see Sithichai Sitongpeenong defend the GLORY Lightweight Title against an opponent to be announced, as well as an eight-man tournament featuring some of China’s best lightweights. The winner of this lightweight tournament will earn a place in the GLORY rankings.
On September 15, GLORY Kickboxing returns to the U.S. for GLORY 58 at the Sears Centre Arena right outside of Chicago. GLORY 58 will feature a heavyweight bout between Benjamin Adegbuyi and Jamal Ben Saddik, as well as hometown hero Richard Abraham.
The Summer of GLORY 2018 concludes on September 29 with GLORY 59 from the Johan Crujiff Arena in Amsterdam. This event will feature fan-favorite Rico Verhoeven, former welterweight champion Murthel Groenhart, Mohammed Jaraya and more.
Each event will also feature a SuperFight Series and preliminary cards.
GLORY 55 New York
Friday, July 20 at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York CityMiddleweight Title Bout: Alex Pereira (c) vs. Yousri BelgarouiFeatherweight Title Bout: Robin van Roosmalen (c) vs. Petchpanomrung KiatmookaoGLORY 56 Denver
Friday, Aug. 10 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.
Light Heavyweight Title Bout: Artem Vakhitov (c) vs. TBDGLORY 57 Shenzhen
Saturday, Aug. 25 at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China
Lightweight Title Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. TBD
Plus: One-night qualification tournament with eight of China’s top lightweightsGLORY 58 Chicago
Saturday, Sept. 15 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.Heavyweight Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Plus: Illinois-product and local favorite Richard AbrahamGLORY 59 Amsterdam
Saturday, Sept. 29 at Johan Cruijff ArenA in AmsterdamFeatured Fighters: Heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, former welterweight champion Murthel Groenhart, 21-year-old phenom Mohammed Jaraya