GLORY Returns To Tokyo With World's Best Welterweights

Ariake Colliseum Hosts One Night Tournament

Saturday, December 21st on SPIKE TV

06 Nov, 2013, 09:01 ET from GLORY

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, today announced thrilling kickboxing action for its year-end event, featuring a one-night, four-man Welterweight World Championship Tournament and headlined by a veteran Heavyweight clash, from Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 21st.


The world's top-ranked Welterweights square off in GLORY's World Championship Tournament, as #1 ranked Nieky 'The Natural' Holzken (82-11-0, 43 KOs) faces Belgium's Marc de Bonte (86-11-1, 28 KOs) and surging 'Bazooka' Joe Valtellini (10-1-10, 9 KOs) meets #4 ranked Karapet Karapetyan (42-8-2, 4 KOs) of Armenia.

GLORY 13 TOKYO, broadcast on SPIKE TV, is headlined by #3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghita (49-10-0, 38 KOs), taking on the revitalized and hard-hitting Errol Zimmerman (101-10-1, 42 KOs). In the co-headline event, UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby (4-2-0, 3 KOs) battles local fighter and GLORY newcomer Makoto Uehara (15-4-1, 9 KOs).

GLORY 13 TOKYO card below:

Headline Bout: Daniel Ghita vs. Errol Zimmerman
Co-Headline Bout: Makoto Uehara vs. Dustin Jacoby
Tournament Reserve Bout: Aleksandr Stetcurenko vs. Karim Ghajji
Tournament Bout: Joseph Valtellini vs. Karapet Karapetyan
Tournament Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte

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