Tonight Glory World Series kickboxing organization was live from Las Vegas, NV at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino that aired on CBS Sports. All fights on the main card are 3-3 minute rounds with the main event consisting of 5-3 minute rounds. These are the results as follow:
Georgia’s Giga Chikadze faces Uzbekistan’s Anvar Boynazarov who is making his Glory debut. Chikadze makes the sign of the cross before entering the ring and paces the ring as Boynazarov stands in his corner staring intently at his opponent.
Round one, the fighters gloves and Chikadze leads with right right straight followed by a low kick, but the Ukzbek is not not intimidated as he now has the Georgian fighting off the ropes. Chikadze using a rolling kick early in this fight that impresses the crowd but no Boynazarov who now has a cut over his right eye. The Ukzbek answers everyone of the Georgian’s kicks, but they are no where near as powerful.
Round number two and Boynazarov is on the offensive this go around and landing a stomp kick, driving Chikadze to the canvas. His has the Georgian rocked in the corner but he fights out and slows the pace with low kicks only to eat a left hook. Boynazarov is landing some big combinations but Chikadze will not go down. Both men are tired as as the round comes to an end.
Third and final round, they touch gloves and the Uzbek leads with a left jab, but Chikadze answers with a stomp kick. Chikadze lands a beautiful right hand followed by a left kick. He now has Boynazarov backing up on the ropes but is driven quickly back to center ring as they exchange head kicks before the Uzbek lands a bit left hook. This one might go to the judges but can go either way and the Georgian is landing some heavy jabs.
This one has gone to the judges and your winner by split-decision is Anvar Boynazarov!
The Dutch fighter comes out to Arabic music, which is ironic as Sugden, the fighter from the UK made his Glory debut in Dubai. The fighters don’t touch gloves at center ring as the Englishman leads with a front kick followed by a jab, but the Dutchman attacks with a traditional boxing combination, which is answered and punctuated with a low kick. However it is Sugden who is fighting off the ropes as Groenhart has landed the heavier blows in the first round. Sugden attempts a spinning back kick to the liver but it doesn’t land clean, allowsing Groenhart to take counter attack. They bang it out in the corner as the Dutchman ends the round with a left hook.
Round two, finds the Englishman fighting off the ropes as Groenhart is the more aggressive, but that is not stopping Sugden as he throws a body kick followed by a left hook after Groenhart stands up after slipping from an attempted head kick. The round comes to an end as Sugden lands a knee in the clinch.
Third and final round, and the pace as not slowed. Hands and feet are flying as this one has mostly remained in the center of the ring. Sugden is dancing around more than he had in previous rounds but that’s not stopping the Dutchman who dumps him to the ground. Groenhart was elbowed in the back of the head and the referee calls time to check on him. The fight ends in the clinch and with a cut over the Englishman’s eye.
Your winner by split-decision, Chad Sugden!
In this All-American match up as both combatants are making their Glory debuts. MMA fighter, Edward Hyman, is eager to take on bronze medalist kickboxer, Matt Baker in a battle between Northern and Southern California. Baker begins with a low kick as Hyman, the responds with one of his own. This looks more like a Tae Kwon Do match up with all the kicking. Baker attempts a stomp kick, but his leg is caught my Hyman and is thrown to the canvas.
Round two and they touch gloves then start swinging. Hyman has Baker against the ropes but this fight looks evenly matched. A bit of dirty boxing going on the in the clinch as the referee breaks them up. This round ends with Baker having his back against the ropes.
Third and final round, they touch’em up again as Baker goes high and Hyman goes low. Baker attempts a Superman punch but slips to the canvas after Hyman blocks a kick to the body. Baker lands a combo to the body before Hyman lands an overhand right. Baker looks to be a bit busier this round than he did in previous as he’s driven Hyman against the ropes.
This one has also gone to the judges. Your winner by unanimous decision, the kid from the Bay Area, Matt Baker !
Jamal Ben Saddik at 6’8″ towers over Brazlian fighter Anderson Silva who is 6’3″, but the Brazilian isn’t allowing the Moroccan to indimidate him, even with a 28 lb weight advantage. Silva is swinging for the fences as Ben Saddik ties him up toe slow down the pace. The giant is stalking his prey as Silva ducks under a right cross and attacks the body only to eat a right straight that drives him back 2 feet. Silva lands a hook to the Moroccan’s liver driving him back, but as the round comes to an end they are both going for the knock out.
Round two of the main event in the Super Fight Series and both men refuse to sit down in their respective corners. Silva starts with a low kick and now has Ben Saddik fighting of the ropes after landing an axe kick. The Brazilian lands a huge combo in the corner slowing down the Moroccan and forcing him to fight a bit mroe defensive. Ben Saddik is very heavy handed that any punch can be a knock out, he’s only buying his time.
Moving on to the third round and it appears Silva might be ahead on the scorecard. They touch gloves and Ben Saddik is leading with his jab and low kicks. Silva drives him back against the ropes with a couple of haymakers and how has the Moroccan fighting out of the corner. Silva eats a left hook and and goes down. Ben Saddik lands back to back head kicks and after a huge punch combination he knocks the Brazilian down again forcing the referee to call it off.
Your winner by TKO at 2:55 of the third round, Jamal Ben Saddik!