GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, announced the world-class fight card for Glory 11 Chicago, featuring a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a highly-anticipated rematch, broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, October 12th.
The first round of the GLORY Heavyweight World Championship Tournament will see #2 ranked contender and aggressive power puncher Gökhan Saki (79-16-1, 56 KOs) up against young Heavyweight prospect Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1, 8 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghi?a (48-9, 37 KOs) squares off with Brazilian standout Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (36-9-1, 24 KOs). The winners of each bout will then face each other to determine the GLORY Heavyweight Tournament World Champion and claim a cash prize of $250,000.
GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament World Champion Tyrone ‘King of the Ring’ Spong (72-6-1, 45 KOs) headlines Glory 11 Chicago, taking on Muay Thai legend Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett (57-3-1, 43 KOs), in a rematch of the 2009 bout between the two, a controversial knock out, ruled a No Contest at the time.
The co-main event features top Welterweight contenders in action, as #6 ranked ‘Bazooka Joe’ Valtellini (10-1, 8 KOs) of Canada matches-up with #4 ranked Karim Ghajji (85-8-1, 49 KOs) of France.