- Major combat sports leagues began operating again this past May.
- Glory Kickboxing’s next events will officially take place in October.
- The kickboxing promotion plans to host its biggest event ever in December.
Many of the world’s biggest combat sports leagues have now resumed their operations. Some believe that combat sports are actually the only sports suited to take place right now. Even without crowds, MMA, boxing, and kickboxing events have been electric. This week, we were given word on Glory Kickboxing’s next event.
Many are excited to see this promotion get up and running again. Glory has gained a reputation as one of the best kickboxing leagues in the world. Today, we’re going to look at when and where the next Glory event will take place.
Let’s get into it!
Combat Sporting Events Are Now Taking Place Around the World
In March of 2020, the entire professional sports industry completely shut down. It’s been four months since that time, and most of the world’s major sports leagues have now resumed their operations. That includes most of the world’s top combat sporting promotions.
The UFC is widely considered the first major league to get up and running again. The MMA leader held its first event in early May. It’s since put on numerous events in Florida, Nevada, and Abu Dhabi. The popularity of MMA has skyrocketed, as a result.
Other combat sporting leagues took notice of the UFC’s success. It didn’t take long for several major boxing promoters to start looking at venues to host cards. Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, two major US boxing promotions, began holding small events in Las Vegas in June.
International promotions have resumed, as well. There’s no doubt that ONE Championship is the biggest MMA and kickboxing league in Asia. This promotion hosted its first return event yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand.
All professional sports are different without fans in attendance. Combat sporting events, however, don’t seem to suffer as a result of this lack of crowds. In fact, many prefer to watch these events without the distraction of a raucous audience.
News has just broken that another popular kickboxing league is about to get back on track.
Here’s When Glory Kickboxing’s Next Events Are Taking Place!
The popularity of MMA and boxing is growing every single week. For reasons unknown, kickboxing seems to be the one combat sport that hasn’t gained a massive fan base in the US. Over in Europe and Asia, however, it’s massive.
Glory Kickboxing has grown to become one of the most respected kickboxing leagues in the world. It’s home to many top-level strikers including Badr Hari, Rico Verhoeven, and Alex Pereira. Like all other leagues, Glory shut down this past March.
About a month ago, news started to surface that Glory was filing for bankruptcy. It was incredibly disappointing news for fans. There aren’t many other promotions focused on putting on high-level kickboxing fights.
It now appears these reports were untrue. Officials have just announced that Glory Kickboxing’s next events will take place in the Netherlands this October. The fights themselves will be held inside Haanger 2, a former Dutch naval base near Amsterdam.
The first event will feature a one-night, four-man middleweight tournament. Glory’s second return event will see welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe defending his title against a yet-to-be-named opponent. Both events will be streamed live for fans around the world.
That’s not it! Glory also announced that in December of this year, the promotion will put on its biggest event ever. Rico Verhoeven, Badr Hari, and Jamal Ben Saddik will all be competing on this card. It’s currently unclear how much the price of this event will cost to watch.
ONE Championship is the Only Major Kickboxing League Operating Right Now
Striking fans around the planet are excited to see that Glory Kickboxing’s next events will soon take place. It’s hard to deny this is the top kickboxing league right now. Some make the argument that ONE Championship is slowly taking that top spot, though.
Muay Thai fans, in particular, love ONE Championship. This promotion has gained a massive following in Southeast Asia and regularly showcases the top Thai fighters. As we mentioned earlier, ONE has already resumed its operations.
This promotion has several major events booked to take place in the future. On August 14th, ONE will feature an exciting fight between Saempetch Fairtex and Rodlek P.K. Saenchai in Bangkok, Thailand. Additional cards will take place on August 21st, September 11th, and September 18th.
Right now is an interesting time in the combat sports world. With other leagues facing issues, fight promotions are growing more popular than ever before. We have some incredible events to look forward to over the next couple of months.
Glory Kickboxing’s next events will take place in October. If all goes to plan, the kickboxing league will continue to host events throughout the rest of 2020.
Are you excited for the return of Glory? What is your favorite combat sports league to watch right now? Let us know in the comments section below!