|JULY 27, 2016
RICO VERHOEVEN HEADLINES GLORY 33 NEW JERSEY AT SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER
(TRENTON, NJ – July 27, 2016) GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, will make its way to the Garden State for the first time as Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ hosts GLORY 33 New Jersey and GLORY 33 SuperFight Series on Friday, September 9.
GLORY 33 New Jersey, which will be carried live on ESPN networks, is headlined by heavyweight kingpin Rico “The Prince of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (48-10-1, 12 KO) of the Netherlands defending his GLORY World Championship for a record fifth time. An opponent for Verhoeven, who has won his last ten fights inside the GLORY ring, will be announced shortly.
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"The Tri-state area is a hotbed for combat sports and our last trip there proved that," said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. "We've partnered up once again with a fantastic promoter in Lou Neglia to bring New Jersey's enthusiastic fanbase two high-caliber title fights on a fight card to be proud of."
Atop the GLORY 33 SuperFight Series card, streaming live and exclusively on UFC Pass, is a middleweight title tilt between reigning GLORY World Champion Simon "Bad Bwoy" Marcus (44-2-2, 24 KO) of Canada and 25-year-old Dutch-kickboxing phenom Jason "Psycho" Wilnis (28-6-1, 7 KO), currently ranked No. 2.
Marcus made his first title defense at GLORY 30 Los Angeles in June, defeating Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision. Also picking up a win on the June fight card, Wilnis claimed his shot at the belt by earning a majority decision victory over Joe Schilling.
The organization's Super Bantamweight Grand Prix also continues on GLORY 33 SuperFight Series when former Bellator MMA strawweight champion Zoila "Warrior Princess" Frausto (4-0, 2 KO) meets dangerous German boxer Daniela Graf (23-4-1, 2 KO).
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider that maintains offices in New York, Denver, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 200 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 glorykickboxing.com.
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