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Martial Arts News: GLORY 16 Denver Card


New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for GLORY 16 DENVER, featuring a Welterweight World Championship Title Fight and the one-night, four-man Heavyweight Contender Tournament, from 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado on Saturday, May 3rd.

GLORY 16 DENVER, LIVE on SPIKE TV starting at 8 p.m. ET, is headlined by a Welterweight World Championship Title Fight that pits #1 ranked Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken (84-11-0, 44 KOs) of the Netherlands up against Belgium’s Marc de Bonte(86-11-1, 28 KOs), currently ranked #5.

Originally scheduled for GLORY 15 ISTANBUL, the match-up between power puncherErrol ‘The Bonecrusher’ Zimmerman (101-11-1, 42 KOs) and knockout artist Bangin’ Ben Edwards (36-9-3, 32 KOs) now serves as one half of the Heavyweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 16 DENVER.

On the other side of the tournament bracket, heavy handed Russian Sergey Kharitonov (5-3-0, 3 KOs) meets Brazil’s Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (37-10-1, 24 KOs). The Contender Tournament winner earns a spot in GLORY’s Heavyweight World Championship Tournament later this year.

Making his GLORY debut in the Contender Tournament reserve bout, recently signed heavyweight Pat ‘HD’ Barry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) takes on fellow newcomer Zack Mwekassa (10-1-0, 9 KOs).

Tournament Final Bout C: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner
Welterweight World Title Bout: Nieky Holzken vs. Marc de Bonte
Tournament Reserve Bout: Pat Barry vs. Zack Mwekassa
Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Anderson Silva vs. Sergey Kharitonov
Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Ben Edwards vs. Errol Zimmerman

Tickets for GLORY 16 DENVER are on sale now at, by calling 303.893.TIXS and at Altitude Tickets’ kiosks located inside all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Pepsi Center box office and at the 1STBANK Center box office (open event days only).

About GLORY:
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider, and maintains offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Tokyo. GLORY programming is seen in over 170 territories.

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

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