Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tyrone Spong vs. Nathan Corbett and more confirmed for Glory 11 in Chicago

It was known that Glory was headed to Chicago, IL with Glory 11, but now Glory has released some info as to who will be in action at the event. Glory 11 will take place October 12th at the Sears Center Arena and mark Glory's live Spike TV debut.

The event will feature a one night four man heavyweight tournament featuring Gokhan Saki (79-16-1), Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1), Daniel Ghita (48-9), and Anderson Silva (36-9-1). The winner of the tournament will take home $250,000.

Also on the fight card is a highly anticipated re-match between Tyrone Spong (72-6-1) and Nathan Corbett (57-3-1). In 2009 Spong and Corbett fought to a controversial no contest at Champion of Champions 2 in 2009. In an exciting fight Spong drew first blood knocking down Corbett in the second round with a right hook. In the third round a short right from Corbett put Spong flat on his back, after Spong made it back up to wobbly feet the referee waived the bout off. Corbett either didn't see the waving off of the fight or thought it meant to resume fighting and he rushed in to finish the fight knocking down Spong again. The fight was then ruled a no contest.

Joseph Valtellini (10-1) will also be taking a huge step up in competition as he takes on Karim Ghajji (85-8-1). Valtellini has looked impressive in his two fights for Glory finishing both Murat Direkci and Francois Ambang in the third round. Ghajji will be looking to rebound from his loss to Nieky Holzken due to a cut at Glory 6.

Fight Card:
Tyrone Spong vs. Nathan Corbett
Joseph Valtellini vs. Karim Ghajji

Four Man Heavyweight Tournament
Gokhan Saki vs. Rico Verhoeven
Daniel Ghita vs. Anderson Silva
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