Roosmalen vs Embree Headline Glory 37
Glory’s return to Los Angeles will feature the new featherweight champ Netherlands Robin van Roosmalen who squares off in against Canada’s Matt "Matics" Embree. GLORY 37 will takes place from The Novo at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 20.
Robin van Roosmalen became the first fighter in Glory history to hold titles in two different weight classes. The 27-year-old relinquished his lightweight belt to Thailand’s Sittichai Sitsongpeenong at GLORY 31 in June, but dropped down a weight class and dispatched Gabriel Varga with a fourth-round TKO. Robin welcomed the cut down and looked spectacular in his featherweight debut. Robin has also stated he is not opposed to going back up and competing for the lightweight title in the future.
Embree, made a statement at GLORY 33 in September. The 27-year-old from Toronto, knocked out both Giga Chikadze and Chi Bin Lim to capture the one-night, four-man featherweight contender tournament and immediate title shot.
This will be an exciting matchup between fighters from two historic kickboxing hotbeds, Canada and the Netherlands.