NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, today announced a world-class fight card for Glory 11 Chicago, featuring a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a highly-anticipated rematch, broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Saturday, October 12th.
The first round of the GLORY Heavyweight World Championship Tournament will see #2 ranked contender and aggressive power puncher Gokhan Saki (79-16-1, 56 KOs) up against young Heavyweight prospect Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1, 8 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghita (48-9, 37 KOs) squares off with Brazilian standout Anderson 'Braddock' Silva (36-9-1, 24 KOs). The winners of each bout will then face each other to determine the GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World Champion and claim a cash prize of $250,000.
GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament World Champion Tyrone 'King of the Ring' Spong (72-6-1, 45 KOs) headlines Glory 11 Chicago, taking on Muay Thai legend Nathan 'Carnage' Corbett (57-3-1, 43 KOs), in a rematch of the 2009 bout between the two, a controversial knock out, ruled a No Contest at the time.
The co-main event features top Welterweight contenders in action, as #6 ranked 'Bazooka Joe' Valtellini (10-1, 8 KOs) of Canada matches-up with #4 ranked Karim Ghajji (85-8-1, 49 KOs) of France.
Tickets for Glory 11 Chicago are available at the Sears Centre Arena box office and SearsCentre.com, starting at $25.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT, with the first match beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT.
Full fight card for Glory 11 Chicago to be released.
For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com.
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider, and maintains offices in New York, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 170 countries. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS, and visit us online at www.gloryworldseries.com.