Monday, September 23, 2013

Steve Wakeling out of Glory 10 middleweight tournament, Kengo Shimizu now set to face Joe Schilling

Late last week visa issues forced the UK's Jordan Watson out of his Glory 10 fight with Albert Kraus and now another one of the the UK's top names has fallen victim to visa issues. Steve Wakeling has been forced out of his fight against Joe Schilling in the semi-finals of the Glory middleweight four man tournament. Stepping in to replace Wakeling is Japan's Kengo Shimizu.

Shimizu was originally set to face Wayne Barrett in the tournament reserve bout, but now has the chance shock the world by officially being entered into the four man tournament. He will have his work cut out for him against Schilling, and a win over the Los Angeles based fighter should be considered an upset. 

With Shimizu now in the tournament, Barrett will face Rob Plotkin in the tournament reserve bout. Plotkin was last in action on the Glory 9 under card when he defeated Casey Greene by first round (T)KO.
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