Saturday, December 28, 2013

Remy Bonjasky vs. Mirko Filipovic and Nieky Holzken vs. Marc De Bonte set for Glory 14 in Croatia

Glory will return on March 8, 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia with Glory 14. The night's main event will feature a clash between two Kickboxing legends as Remy Bonjasky and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic square off in Filipovic's home country. Also confirmed for the event will be a Glory Welterweight Title bout between Glory Welterweight Tournament champion Nieky Holzken and Marc De Bonte

Bonjasky recently dropped a decision against Anderson Silva at Glory 13. He will be looking to end a three fight losing streak when he faces Filipovic at Glory14. Filipovic is currently riding a 10 fight win streak in Kickboxing. He last competed in March of 2013 when he won the K-1 Heavyweight GP, although there was some controversy surrounding some of the judging during his run in the tournament, in particular after his quarter final fight with Jarrell Miller.

Holzken recently won the Glory 4-Man Welterweight Tournament at Glory 13. He defeated Karapet Karapetyan and Joseph Valtellini defending his number one Glory ranking. Holzken has gone 6-0 since joining Glory and has clearly established himself as the best 170lb Kickboxer in the world. De Bonte has not competed since knocking out  L'houcine Ouzgni at Glory 6 in  April of 2013. De Bonte was originally scheduled to face Holzken in the semi-finals of the Glory Welterweight 4-Man Tournament, but was removed from the tournament for undisclosed reasons.

Also expected to take place at the event will be a 4-man middleweight contender tournament.
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