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Photos from Ultimate Glory


Golden Glory has posted a huge gallery of great pictures from their Ultimate Glory event. Lots of great stuff. Check out all the pictures at mixfight.nl here.


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American MMA Ignorance is Bliss in Regards to Alistair Overeem

The overwhelming outrage over Alistair Overeem not defending a rather meaningless title against meaningless opponents in the United States has to stop. Until we get Overeem vs. Fedor scheduled in Strikeforce, the outrage needs to end. As we’ve covered in the past linking to interviews with Alistair and interviewing his manager Bas Boon, Alistair was injured, but recovered by September and Strikeforce has not offered him a fight since, but he will fight for them in 2010.

Steve Cofield, the much maligned, insulted and berated Yahoo! Sports MMA blogger is at it again, this time calling for Alistair Overeem to be stripped of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. Why? Because he fought against a far lesser opponent on a show for his gym, which he can attribute a lot of his recent success to.  I’m not a Cofield hater, but his clear lack of knowledge of the fight scene outside of the United States is rather sad.

When is Strikeforce going to pull the plug on this Alistair Overeem sham? It did so quietly with its middleweight belt held by Cung Le. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced that Le would be back at some point but now the belt has been stripped. He needs to do the same with his heavyweight strap especially after watching Overeem face a nobody in Tony Sylvester in something called Ultimate Glory 11 in Holland last night.

UPDATE: BloodyElbow’s Mike Fagan has weighed in on this topic and pretty much nails it with “why should we care?”


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Video: Alistair Overeem v. Tony Sylvester

Not the best quality and there’s no audio, but here’s the Overeem v. Sylvester fight from Golden Glory yesterday:

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Ultimate Glory 11 Results

GLORY 11; A Decade of Fights

GLORY 11; A Decade of Fights

Golden Glory’s 10th anniversary show is in the books, and our friends at BloodyElbow stayed in on this lovely afternoon to give us the results to this event, which was strange to say the least. The big stories coming out of this are Gerges defeating K-1 World Grand Prix entrant Ruslan Karev by decision, Alistair Overeem crushing YAMMA vet (lol) Tony Sylvester with clinch knees into a standing guillotine choke, Semmy Schilt being Semmy Schilt over Alexey Ignashov, the guy that people used to talk a lot about but don’t anymore.

The Nieky Holzken/Faldir Chahbari bout was easily the best of the evening, with Holzken opening up a nasty cut before the third round was up and going into the extension round like a house on fire. It was a great back and forth contest that kickboxing fans should seek out. The even itself was strange, as it took place in what looked like a giant night club to an invite-only audience who were fed a meal while they watched and Bas Rutten provided the ringside announcing as well as provided some absolutely out there commentary. Bas Rutten doing one-man commentary included him talking about the music and how he hates that people want the “Old Bas” back, because he never left, he just doesn’t care about being professional anymore. Basically, he is nuts.

BE’s Quick Results
K-1: Semmy Schilt def. Alexey Ignashov via unanimous decision
MMA: Alistair Overeem def. Tony Sylvester via submission (guillotine) R1 1:23
K-1: Nieky Holzken def. Faldir Chahbari via unanimous decision
MMA: Siyar Bahadurzada def. Robert Jocz via majority decision
K-1: Hesdy Gerges def. Ruslan Karaev via unanimous decision
MMA: Dion Staring def. Rodney Glunder via submission (kimura) R1 2:42
K-1: Errol Zimmerman def. Wendell Roche via unanimous decision
MMA: Nikolai Onikienko def. Valentijn Overeem via TKO (doctor stoppage) R1 0:40
K-1: Anderson “Braddock” Silva def. Stefan Leko via TKO (punches) R2
MMA: Tommy Depret def. Vincent Latoel via submission (guillotine choke) R2 1:23


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Golden Glory 11 Live Internet PPV Oct. 17

GLORY 11; A Decade of Fights

GLORY 11; A Decade of Fights

Golden Glory gym will produce their 11th show, celebrating their tenth year this weekend, and have decided to do it in style;streaming it worldwide on internet PPV.

Golden Glory’s top dogs like: Alistair Overeem, Valentijn Overeem, Sem Schilt, Errol Zimmerman, Ruslan Karaev, Nieky Holzken, Siyar Bahadurzada, Halim Issaoui and many more will battle to defend the honor of Golden Glory!

But that won’t be an easy task! Opponents like: Alexey Ignashov, Tony Sylvester, Faldir Chahbari, Robert Jocz, Hesdy Gerges, Rodney Glunder and Ali Gunyar will do their best to spoil the anniversary night!

It will be an exclusive VIP event but can also be seen LIVE on internet!

There will be a LIVE PPV for just EUR 7,50 or USD  9,99 and can be seen on

Be a part of 10 years Golden Glory on Saturday 17 October 2009!

10.00 Los Angeles
13.00 New York
18.00 London
19.00 Amsterdam
21.00 Moscow

Sunday 18 October 2009
02.00 Tokyo

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Golden Glory Card Finalized: Overeem v. Tony Sylvester

The card for the Golden Glory 10th Anniversary show is finally set and there are a few notable changes:

Golden Glory

Semmy Schilt v. Alexei Ignashov K1
Alistair Overeem v. Tony Sylvester MMA
Nieky Holzken v. Faldir Chahbari K1
Siyar Bahadurzada v. Robert Jocz MMA
Ruslan Karaev v. Hesdy Gerges K1
Dion Staring v. Rodney Glunder MMA
Errol Zimmerman v. Wendell Roche K1
Valentijn Overeem v. Nikolai Onikienko MMA
Stefan Leko v. Anderson “Braddock” Silva K1
Vincent Latoel v. Tommy Depret MMA
Halim Issaoui v. Ali Gunyar K1
Jason Jones v. Hracho Darpinyan MMA
Krista Fleming v. Titiana van Polanen Petel K1
Nils van Noort v. Hans Stringer MMA

After rumors of Mighty Mo, the bouncer he brawled with this year, and Sam Hogar, in the end Overeem draws Tony Sylvester as his opponent. Sylvester is an 11-2 MMA fighter from the US whose most high profile fight to date was a loss to Chris Tuchscherer at the infamous YAMMA Pit Fighting.

Also notable – Gokhan Saki dropped out of his fight with Hesdy Gerges and is replaced by Ruslan Karaev. Does this mean that Saki is not yet at 100% and doesn’t want to risk anything before his reserve fight? If the rumors are true and he is fighting Peter Aerts in December, he will need to be absolutely at the tope of his game, and a tune up fight here wouldn’t have hurt. Interesting to see Karaev step in, as he’ll be favored here, but Gerges put up a strong showing against Schilt earlier this year and has the potential to score the upset – which would be a devastating blow for Karaev heading into the final 8.

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Oct. 17th: Alistair Overeem vs. Sam Hoger

So rumors have been floating around the past few days about some mysterious Alistair Overeem fight involving former TUF fighter Sam Hoger. Hoger known for, well, a bunch of notable losses to much better opponents and fighting at 205 will be, according to our sources,  getting pummeled by Golden Glory’s favorite son, Alistair Overeem at the Golden Glory anniversary show. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to any MMA fan, as Overeem was confirmed on this show ages ago, as it is his gym. Sam Hoger seems like a bit of an afterthought and an easy win for Overeem, but it is the world of MMA and strange things can happen.

Regardless, it is the biggest fight Hoger has had since his dismissal from the UFC, being beaten up for three rounds by Lyoto Machida. For Overeem, it is just another day as a Golden Glory fighter.

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