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Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Kickboxing is the good sport. WHen people are kickboxing, the crowd goes "wow", it's good, clean fun for the whole family. The man on the street loves to see kick boxing, and that is why a variety of criminals gave it to him, until too many of them were shot, chainsawed, jailed for murder, jailed for tax evasion, or ran out of money. So now there's really only one game in town.



https://www.gloryworldseries.com

Glory is the spiritual successor to K-1, it was actually going to be K-1 (and they own a substantial part of the tape library or something) but criminals love to do stupid business dealings. In execution it's more like the spiritual successor to It's Showtime, but It's Showtime was cool as hell. They run shows all over the world but probably shouldn't, and are focusing on the American market.

How do I watch it?

They have a TV deal with Spike TV and are on there regularly except for when they take 3 to 4 month breaks for no reason. They're also starting to hold PPV shows in addition to the free TV stuff, starting with a middleweight 8 man tournament.

Upcoming shows
Glory 16 - Denver THIS SATURDAY

Main card:

Karapet Karapetyan vs Marc de Bonte - 5 round WW title fight
Pat Barry vs Zack Mwekassa - HW tournament reserve fight

HW contender tournament*
Anderson "Braddock" Silva vs Sergei Kharitonov
Ben Edwards vs Errol Zimmerman

*(Since Glory have moved towards having actual titles, tournaments are now used to determine contenders, except the contender tournaments are actually a second string tournament, with the winner being placed in the world tournament, which has its own separate title from the championship, and the world tournament winner eventually fights the champion)

There's also a "superfight series" on the card, which is just undercard stuff that you have to pay to watch live, or wait for them to upload it days/weeks later on the website for free.



http://www.k-1.tv

K-1 still exists, but it may as well not because it's loving miserable and impossible to follow. What happened to K-1? The parent company went bankrupt and they sold to a Korean businessman who has no loving idea what he's doing and it has limped on in this weird quasi-dead state for years. You may have heard the phrase "Mirko Crocop, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion" but please ignore that. They just signed Paul Daley for a year since he's been slapping people to death with his left hand recently. That's worth watching for free.

How do I watch it?
On their loving garbage Ustream poo poo that never loving works right every 6 months when they hold some turdulous show. This was supposed to be a stopgap until their TV deals kicked in 4 months ago, which of course never happened.

Upcoming shows


This one in July, Buakaw vs Kehl, Souwer vs Somebody Else, Paul Daley. They've apparently moved to a number system for their shows since it looks embarrassing to hold the 2013 MAX finals in July 2014.

News sites
https://www.liverkick.com is basically the only dedicated one, however recently MMA sites such as
https://www.mmafighting.com
https://www.bloodyelbow.com
have some coverage.

Other weird goings on
Some guys in Dubai are holding a 1 million Dirham tournament starring Badr Hari, Peter Graham, Arnold Oborotov, and Stefan Leko. Guess who's winning that? Also Peter Aerts and Dewey Cooper (lol) will be on the card

One of the Japanese orgs started putting their fights online, here's Noiri vs Tetsuya Yamato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R1RMpGE2nE

Watch Glory this weekend. There are 3 stunning fat men in a tournament, in Denver, and the only one training at altitude is Sergei somehow.

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Bubba Smith
Sep 27, 2004

Is tonight the greatest moment in Dominick Cruz's life?

No.

The greatest moment in my life was realizing that I didn't need a belt to be happy.


Triticum Guzzler posted:

They're also starting to hold PPV shows
which Dutch congressman do I write to stop this from happening

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


How long will Pat Barry's fight last until I start weeping forever?

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Bubba Smith posted:

which Dutch congressman do I write to stop this from happening

Aside from the fact it's way too early for them to be doing PPV, it's supplemental to the shows they're already running, except on the same cards. Glory 17 in LA is the first PPV show and it's going to have a tournament on the Spike broadcast, a title fight on the Spike broadcast, a tournament twice as big as the TV one on the PPV broadcast, and Ghita/Verhoeven for the title, plus reserve fights and possibly undercard stuff. And none of it will make money at all.

Seltzer
Oct 11, 2012


Nice. Fresh new thread. Pumped for Glory tomorrow.

fatherdog
Feb 16, 2005

by Lowtax


Great OP as usual, thanks dunc. The old thread was getting pretty outdated.

vainman
Nov 2, 2012

I find your lack of faith... disturbing

Whoever decided to hold the heavyweight contender matches in Denver is a genius

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


vainman posted:

Whoever decided to hold the heavyweight contender matches in Denver is a genius

what's really fantastic about it is that the best place for heavyweights to train is in Holland, which is largely below sea level

only a few hours to go folks

...and the pitch!
Jul 13, 2007



So this is on Spike at 6PDT/9EDT if I am reading that hilarious web site right. I think I might watch this poo poo.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


This happened during the untelevised undercard. Not sure if it'll air later so don't click if you're worried about spoilers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGwu79F7eZw

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


I was about to post that, I don't even loving know what to call it, switch turning side kick? reverse tornado kick? it's some serious wcl stuff

vainman
Nov 2, 2012

I find your lack of faith... disturbing

origami posted:

This happened during the untelevised undercard. Not sure if it'll air later so don't click if you're worried about spoilers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGwu79F7eZw
That's fantastic.

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


This is a rad Muay Thai fight. Go watch it if you like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4sU1T8tNs

Gregor Samsa
Sep 5, 2007
Nietzsche's Mustache

LobsterMobster posted:

This is a rad Muay Thai fight. Go watch it if you like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4sU1T8tNs

Pakorn also had a famously ridiculous fight with Pornsaneh Sitmonchai, which you should definitely look up if you like brawls.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?


How bad is Pat Barry's opponent going to be in comparison to him?

vainman
Nov 2, 2012

I find your lack of faith... disturbing

Bluedeanie posted:

How bad is Pat Barry's opponent going to be in comparison to him?

Google says he's a cruiserweight boxer with 3 ko losses in 18 fights. The bookies have him a 2-1 dog so Pat should be okay.

CHaKKaWaKka
Aug 6, 2001

I've chosen my next victim. Cry tears of joy it's not you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZEazb8h0U8

Better video of the Raymond Daniels KO. For some reason the first 10 seconds are a still frame.

Solomonic
Jan 3, 2008

INCIPIT SANTA


I watched a good bit of K-1 back in like 2001-2004 but haven't had a chance to see Glory until now. Very excited. Is there anything different about the rules?

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Solomonic posted:

I watched a good bit of K-1 back in like 2001-2004 but haven't had a chance to see Glory until now. Very excited. Is there anything different about the rules?

Slightly different but still restrictive clinch rules to latter day K-1, otherwise mostly identical

Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

Glory 16 is starting now on SPIKE.

henkman
Oct 8, 2008

I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT


Oh so this is where Sergei has been

Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

henkman posted:

Oh so this is where Sergei has been

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d98FVQuOGjA

colonel_korn
May 16, 2003



YOU GON' GET IT TONITE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHQdpi5uAes

Dangersim
Sep 4, 2011

He expended too much energy and got tired

I'M NOT SURPRISED MOTHERFUCKERS


wow

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


BONECRUSHER AIN'T NEVER SCARED

Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

Cool sport.

Bubba Smith
Sep 27, 2004

Is tonight the greatest moment in Dominick Cruz's life?

No.

The greatest moment in my life was realizing that I didn't need a belt to be happy.


cool

colonel_korn
May 16, 2003



Darn I forgot about the two-knockdown rule for tourneys, kinda lame as far as the bloodthirsty part of my brain is concerned.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Lol Errol not happy about being kissed

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


this tournament is SO FAT

Iceman
Aug 23, 2003



The best part about that was Bonecrusher getting pissed at his corner for kissing him

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?


Is there a knockdown limit in Glory?

E:

colonel_korn posted:

Darn I forgot about the two-knockdown rule for tourneys, kinda lame as far as the bloodthirsty part of my brain is concerned.

Got it.

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Bluedeanie posted:

Is there a knockdown limit in Glory?

3 in a round (2 in tournaments), 4 in total (3 in total in tournaments) but I think tournament finals are the same as usual

colonel_korn
May 16, 2003



Man why is a guy from Bloody Elbow on my TV

tonesville
Apr 24, 2010


Told you guys Anderson Silva could compete in K1...oh

Bubba Smith
Sep 27, 2004

Is tonight the greatest moment in Dominick Cruz's life?

No.

The greatest moment in my life was realizing that I didn't need a belt to be happy.


c'mon sergei

Solomonic
Jan 3, 2008

INCIPIT SANTA


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Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

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Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?


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Bubba Smith
Sep 27, 2004

Is tonight the greatest moment in Dominick Cruz's life?

No.

The greatest moment in my life was realizing that I didn't need a belt to be happy.


Solomonic posted:

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i mean, come on, Glory is above that bush league poo poo

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