Glory is one of the top kickboxing promotions in the world. Live events take place in some of the world’s most prominent cities. London, Los Angeles, New York, Istanbul, Tokyo and Rome are among cities which have hosted Glory events.
List of Glory Kickboxing Events
|Glory 43: New York||July 21, 2017||The Theater at Madison Square Garden||New York. USA|
|Glory 42: Paris||June 10, 2017||TBA||Paris, France|
|Glory 41: Holland||May 20, 2017||Brabanthallen||Netherlands|
|Glory 40: Copenhagen||April 29, 2017||Forum Copenhagen||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Glory 39: Brussels||March 25, 2017||Forest National||Brussels, Belgium|
|Glory 38: Chicago||February 24, 2017||Sears Centre||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA|
|Glory 37: Los Angeles||January 20, 2017||The Novo||Los Angeles, USA|
|Glory 36: Collision||December 10, 2016||König Pilsener Arena||Oberhausen, Germany|
|Glory 35: Nice||November 5, 2016||Palais Nikaia||Nice, France|
|Glory 34: Denver||October 21, 2016||1stBank Center||Broomfield, Colorado, USA|
|Glory 33: New Jersey||September 9, 2016||Sun National Bank Center||Trenton, New Jersey, USA|
|Glory 32: Virginia||July 22, 2016||Ted Constant Convocation Center||Virginia, USA|
|Glory 31: Amsterdam||June 25, 2016||Amsterdam RAI||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Glory 30: Los Angeles||May 13, 2016||Citizens Business Bank Arena||Ontario, California, USA|
|Glory 29: Copenhagen||April 16, 2016||Forum Copenhagen||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Glory 28: Paris||March 12, 2016||AccorHotels Arena||Paris, France|
|Glory 27: Chicago||February 26, 2016||Sears Centre||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA|
|Glory 26: Amsterdam||December 4, 2015||Rai Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Glory 25: Milan||November 6, 2015||PalaIper Arena||Monza, Italy|
|Glory 24: Denver||October 9, 2015||Magness Arena||Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1||September 19, 2015||SAP Center||San Jose, United States|
|Glory 23: Las Vegas||August 7, 2015||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Glory 22: Lille||June 5,2015||Stade Pierre-Mauroy||Lille, France|
|Glory 21: San Diego||May 8, 2015||Valley View Casino||San Diego, USA|
|Glory 20: Dubai||April 3, 2015||Dubai World Trade Center||Dubai, UAE|
|Glory 19: Virginia||February 6, 2015||Hampton Coliseum||Hampton, Virginia, USA|
|Glory 18: Oklahoma – Return To Glory||November 7, 2014||Grand Casino Hotel Resort||Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA|
|Glory 17: Los Angeles – Last Man Standing||June 21, 2014||The Forum||Inglewood, California, USA|
|Glory 16: Denver||May 3, 2014||1stBank Center||Broomfield, Colorado, USA|
|Glory 15: Istanbul||April 12, 2014||Ülker Sports Arena||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Glory 14: Zagreb||March 8, 2014||Arena Zagreb||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Glory 13: Tokyo||December 21, 2013||Ariake Coliseum||Tokyo, Japan|
|Glory 12: New York||November 23, 2013||The Theater at Madison Square Garden||New York City, New York, USA|
|Glory 11: Chicago||October 12, 2013||Sears Centre||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA|
|Glory 10: Los Angeles||September 28, 2013||Citizens Business Bank Arena||Ontario, California, USA|
|Glory 9: New York||June 22, 2013||Hammerstein Ballroom||New York City, New York, USA|
|Glory 8: Tokyo||May 3, 2013||Ariake Coliseum||Tokyo, Japan|
|Glory 7: Milan||April 20, 2013||Mediolanum Forum||Milan, Italy|
|Glory 6: Istanbul||April 6, 2013||Ülker Sports Arena||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Glory 5: London||March 23, 2013||ExCeL Arena||London, United Kingdom|
|Glory 4: Tokyo||December 31, 2012||Saitama Super Arena||Saitama, Japan|
|Glory 3: Rome||November 3, 2012||PalaLottomatica||Rome, Italy|
|Glory 2: Brussels||October 6, 2012||Forest National||Brussels, Belgium|
|Glory 1: Stockholm||May 26, 2012||Ericsson Globe||Stockholm, Sweden|
Glory maintains six different weight classes. Fights take place both as single matches between two fighters (known as “superfights’) and as part of tournaments. Four-man tournaments are the standard, with eight-man tournaments also staged on occasion.
Glory rules permit the use of punches, kicks and knee strikes. Clinching is limited to no more than five seconds, and the clinch must be active.
Glory announced on September 12 it had completed Series B financing led by Yao Capital and Liberty Global.
Announced on October 5, 2015 Glory would be broadcast on ESPN network of channels starting with Glory 25: Milan in the United States.
In June 2013, Glory signed a multi-year US broadcast agreement with SPIKE TV.
Five months after Glory 1: Stockholm, on May 26, 2012, Glory Sports International announced the acquisition of rival European kickboxing league It’s Showtime, a move that significantly strengthened its talent roster and placed nearly all of the world’s best kickboxers under one promotion.
Hedge fund investor and martial arts enthusiast Pierre Andurand along with media investor and asset manager Scott Rudmann and Marcus Luer, CEO of sports marketing agency Total Sports Asia (TSA), became the catalysts for the formation of Glory Sports International after banding together with the goal of bringing the sport of kickboxing, or martial arts stand-up fighting to new heights.