GLORY 54 Sports

GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league launches in the UK

GLORY Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport using a set of rules which allows martial artists from disciplines such as Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Karate, Kung-Fu, Taekwondo and Capoeira, to compete within one ring. To ensure fast and furious action, contests are made up of three rounds of three minutes, or five rounds of three minutes for title fights.

GLORY’s roster of fighters includes the very best stand-up fighters in the world and headlining GLORY 54 on Saturday 2ndJune will be the biggest name in the sport, reigning heavyweight world champion Rico ‘The King of Kickboxing’ Verhoeven. The Dutchman has an impressive record of 53 wins, including 16 knockouts, as a professional fighter.


Rico Verhoeven (Netherlands) [53-10-1, 16 KO’s] v Mladen Brestovac (Croatia) [56-12-1, 35 KO’s]

Light Heavyweight

Harut Grigorian[47-11, 33KO‘s](Armenia) v Alim Nabiev(Azerbaijan)[49-6 21KO’s]World Title Fight


Elvis Gashi (USA) [20-0, 10 KO’s] vs William Goldie Galloway (UK)


Bailey Sugden (UK) [11-2, 2 KO’s] v Anvar Boynazarov (Uzbekistan) [91-24-2, 53 KO’s]

Chenglong Zhang (China) [45-6, 11 KO’s] v Adrian Maxim (Romania) [28-9 17 KO’s]

Light Heavyweight

Danyo Ilunga (Germany) [58-13, 45 KO’s] v Fraser Weightman (UK) [21-1, 15 KO’s]


Christian Baya (Angola) [60-6-1 35 KO’s] v Josh Jauncey (Canada) [28-8, 15 KO’s]


Richard Abraham (USA) [13-5, 4 KO’s] v Adam Hadfield (UK) [18-3-1, 10 KO’s]


Marat Grigorian (Belgium) [54-10-1] v Liu Xu (China) [20-17, 6 KO’s]

Four Man Welterweight Qualifier

Semi Final 1: Jamie Bates (UK) [24-7, 3 KO’s] v Tommy King (UK) [24-6, 12 KO’s]

Semi Final 2: Mark Timms (UK) v Dawid Blaske (IRE/POL) [17-4, 11 KO’s]

Tickets for GLORY 54: Verhoeven vs. Brestovac are on sale from Weds 18th April via The Ticket Factory. Tickets are available from £35.00 - £65.00, with floor seats available from £80.00. Bronze, silver and gold package seating is available from £85.00 - £135.00.Tickets can be purchased at or by telephone via 0844 338 0338 from 9am to 7pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am to 5pm (Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays). Please call 0800 640 5001 if you wish to book tickets requiring wheelchair space or have any other specific requirements, and refer to for more information.

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Date(s)2 Jun 2018
WebsiteVisit website
VenueGenting Arena
AddressNEC, Birmingham, West Midlands,

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Genting Hotel at Resorts


Genting Hotel is located next to Birmingham Airport, the NEC Birmingham and Birmingham International Station. This hotel features a casino, lounge, spa and restaurant..

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ibis Styles Birmingham Airport


This modern ibis Styles hotel is within 10 minutes walk of the NEC and about 0.5 miles from both Birmingham International Rail Station and Airport. Rooms now have free high speed internet access and there is a relaxed restaurant and bar.

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This Premier Inn is perfect for Birmingham Airport and the NEC. Access the city centre in 10 minutes from nearby Birmingham International Train Station. Premier Inn Birmingham NEC/Airport has an on-site restaurant/bar and meeting facilities.

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Located adjacent to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Birmingham Airport, the Arden Hotel & Leisure Club is 3-star hotel featuring an onsite leisure club, just 6 miles from Birmingham City Centre..

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Situated at Birmingham International Airport, this modern Ibis Hotel is just 300 metres from the airport terminals. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour snack bar..

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ibis budget Birmingham International


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Event Details

Date2 Jun 2018
Time(s)5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
CostFrom £35
VenueGenting Arena
West Midlands
Phone0844 338 0338


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