Saturday, March 8, 2014

Glory 14 Results and Recap

Glory 14 took place in Zagreb, Croatia today. In the night’s main event Kickboxing legends Remy Bonjasky and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic met in what was Bonjasky’s retirement fight. Filipovic, however, seemed like the stronger of the two fighters as he seemed ready to engage throughout the fight. Bonjasky looked to stay out of Filipovic’s range and avoided big exchanges en route to a majority decision win in what was a lack luster fight and a controversial win for Bonjasky.

Davit Kiria and Andy Ristie met for the vacant Glory Lightweight Championship. Ristie was the favorite coming into the fight after having dispatched of both Giorgio Petrosyan and Robin van Roosmalen at the Glory 12 Lightweight Tournament last November in New York. It seemed everything was going as expected, by the time the fifth and final round had started Ristie was in control and had already knocked Kiria down once with a knee in the second round. Rather than sit back and coast to a decision Ristie continued to exchange with Kiria and that decision ended up costing him. About midway through the round Kiria hurt Risite and he was given a standing eight count. Kiria continue on the attack and knocked Risite down. Rather than try and hold on Risite continued to try and exchange with Kiria while on wobbly legs and Kiria scored the third and final knockdown with less than 40 seconds left in the fight. With the win Kiria did not only provide and exciting come back wins for fans, but he also becomes Glory’s Lightweight Champion.

In the night’s middleweight tournament Brazil’s Alex Pereira scored a knockout of American Dustin Jacoby in the first round of their semi-final bout and then won the tournament by winning a majority decision over Armenian Sahak Parparyan.

Glory Middleweight Contenders Tournament Semi-Finals
Alex Pereira def. Dustin Jacoby via KO in Rd. 1
Sahak Parparyan def. Jason Wilnis via Split Decision

Glory Middleweight Contenders Tournament Final
Alex Pereira def. Sahak Parparyan via Majority Decision

Glory Lightweight Championship Bout
Davit Kiria def. Andy Ristie via KO in Rd. 5

Super Fights
Remy Bonjasky def. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic via Majority Decision
Mladen Brestovic def. Jahfarr Wilnis via KO in Rd. 1
Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Dmytro Bezus via (T)KO in Rd. 2
Aegpracha Meenayothin def. Albert Kraus via Split Decision
Igor Jurkovic def. Michael Duut via KO in Rd. 1
Karapet Karapetyan def. Artur Kyshenko via Unanimous Decision
Murthel Groenhart def. Teo Mikelic via (T)KO in Rd. 1

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