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GLORY Last Man Standing Tournament Brackets Announced

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Along with the unveil of GLORY's new GLORYPPV.com site came the brackets for GLORY's Last Man Standing Tournament. The tournament pits the eight best Middleweights in the world against each other with the winner emerging as the GLORY Middleweight Champion. Let's have a look at how it breaks down.

Side 1
Artem Levin vs. Alex Peireira
Filip Verlinden vs. Melvin Manhoef
Side 2
Joe Schilling vs. Simon Marcus
Wayne Barrett vs. Bogdan Stoica

So what do you think? It's time to start wondering what the results will be and what further match-ups will arise. Just about any combination of the eight will make for an entertaining fight, though.

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Ghita vs. Verhoeven II Trailer

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On June 21st Daniel Ghita and Rico Verhoeven will meet in the ring for the second time, this time with the GLORY Heavyweight Championship on the line, making it an even bigger deal. Ghita vs. Verhoeven II will headline the GLORY Last Man Standing PPV event -- immediately following GLORY 17 on Spike TV -- which could be GLORY's biggest event to date. 

So here is a look at GLORY's preview of Ghita vs. Verhoeven II, which I'd consider a good way to kick off your day.

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Last Two Bouts Official for GLORY Last Man Standing

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With two of the bigger fights for GLORY's Last Man Standing tournament already announced it comes as no shock to see the third matchup being Wayne Barrett vs. Bogdan Stoica. Both men have strong ties to their homes with rabid fans and are ready to prove themselves as the best in the world. Stoic is from Romania, best known for his fights in SuperKombat, and Barrett best known in the New York Muay Thai scene, with his win over Joe Schilling last year making headlines.

The fourth matchup is of course Artem Levin vs. Alex Peireira. Artem Levin is, of course, one of the best in the world at this weight class and has been for years. This makes for a big fight for Peireira, but it's hard to count him out, especially after winning the GLORY 14 Middleweight Contender tournament. 

Last Man Standing goes down on June 21st in Los Angeles, directly following GLORY 17 on Spike TV.

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Check out AFAV's Awesome New Melvin Manhoef Video

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Melvin Manhoef will be one of the eight men entering GLORY's Last Man Standing tournament on June 21st and there has been a lot of hype leading into this tournament, especially for the inclusion for Manhoef. Why? Because Melvin Manhoef hasn't competed at this level in Kickboxing in a while and this is being heralded as his big return to prominence in Kickboxing. 

Our friends at AFAV have put together this incredible video of Melvin Manhoef getting prepared for his fight at GLORY Last Man Standing. GLORY's Last Man Standing is June 21st live on PPV, for more information, check out http://www.gloryppv.com.

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Melvin Manhoef Talks Glory Last Man Standing PPV, UFC, Retirement on the MMA Hour

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Six days before his quarter final round fight against Filip Verlinden at the Glory Last Man Standing PPV, the #8 ranked Glory middleweight, Melvin Manhoef, was a guest on the MMA Hour Monday afternoon. 

Over the twelve minute conversation with MMA Hour host, Ariel Helwani, Manhoef discussed the differences between training for kickboxing and for mma, plus possibly cornering Lyoto Machida against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, rematching Robbie Lawler, and whether retirement is in his near or distant plans. 

To listen to the interview, you can watch the MMA Hour at www.mmafighting.com. Manhoef starts at the 1:37:53 mark. 

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Glory 17: Filip Verlinden Knows The Fight Life

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Filip Verlinden knows the fight life. Growing up as the son of a champion kickboxer, it’s second nature to him. While some might think professionally he entered the game late, whether fighting as an amateur or a professional, he been at it as long as he can remember. It was at age twenty-six that he decided to fully commit to kickboxing as a career and it’s been nothing but up for “The Belgian Bull”. Training with his father, Wim, as well as at Hemmers Gym, Filip has captured the IFMA Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion title in 2010 and racked up countless other wins.Now ranked at #4, Saturday, June 21, 2014, he will be a participant at Glory’s inaugural PPV event, The Last Man Standing where he will face Melvin Manhoef in the first round.

They say, “It’s the quiet ones you have to watch”, this is definitely the case with Filip. He’s not the loud guy or the trash talker, he simply comes to the ring to do his job. His strengths include strong boxing skills and speed but these are just two of the tools that he uses to help him accomplish his goal. In The Last Man Standing tournament he will enter the ring coming off a win against Israel Adesanya at Glory 15 in Istanbul and he feels optimistic. He is a renewed man, now fighting at middleweight Filip feels he has found his niche. Maintaining his weight, he states has been no problem and actually that he feels more comfortable at 185. Whether he remains in the fight world steadily climbing the ranks at Glory, he states there is nothing else he would rather do. Even if he were not fighting professionally, Filip states that he’s sure his job would be something related if nothing more than fighting at an amateur level or being a trainer. Focused is the zone he is currently in.

Both he and his trainer, Nick Hemmers state he has worked very hard to prepare for this fight and his mind is honed strictly on Manhoef, his first opponent. His plans for any of the other fighters will be based solely on how the other matches develop. Like most fighters, Filip states that he has no particular opponent that he would like to face and will do his best to prepare for whoever he is matched up with. Filip shares the enthusiasm of all the fighters and staff at Glory regarding this PPV event as well as Glory’s goal to make kickboxing as popular in America as it is in Holland and Japan.

To his fans around the world, Filip expresses extreme gratitude for their support and that he will continue to put his best foot forward both inside the ring and outside as an ambassador for the sport. If you are ever looking to meet Filip, you might catch him watching a musical which he states he enjoys immensely! 

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GLORY Last Man Standing: Artem Levin Hype Video

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Artem Levin is one of those guys that when you mention his name, people who know Kickboxing have a full understanding that he's one of the best in the world and that when it comes down to it on June 21st, Levin is going to be one of the favorites in this tournament. He's run roughshod over the weight range for years in Muay Thai and Kickboxing and during his reign there have only been two men to ever defeat him; Simon Marcus and Joe Schilling. You'd have to think that Levin would be looking for revenge against either man, but will be happy no matter what with a win.

Of course, Alex Peireira has proven himself and maybe the world is overlooking him. 

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