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GLORY 30 and GLORY SuperFight Series Live Results

GLORY 30 Los Angeles goes down tonight, with the SuperFight Series beginning at 10pm eastern live on UFC Fight Pass. The main card is slated to begin around 12:30am eastern time live on ESPN3. For those that can't make it, GLORY 30 will be re-airing on ESPN2 on Sunday night at 9pm eastern time. 

The main card sees a GLORY Middleweight Championship bout between challenger Dustin Jacoby and champion Simon Marcus, hoping to make his first successful defense after the controversial win over former champion Artem Levin. The co-main event sees Marat Grigorian take on Djime Coulibaly in a lightweight showdown and the rest of the main card is a welterweight tournament.

The SuperFight Series is worth the price of admission alone with the main event being Joe Schilling vs. Jason Wilnis in a rematch, as well as the debut of Tiffany van Soest against Esma Hasshass in the first round of GLORY's Super Bantamweight Grand Prix. Also featured is a big heavyweight showdown between Brian Douwes and Guto Inocente.

GLORY 30 Los Angeles

Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (c) def. Dustin Jacoby by Unanimous Dec (Jacoby put up a good fight, and had some great moments but he got an 8 count in the first round (overhand right) and the 5th (right kick body kick). He was too busy trying to land 1 KO punch.

Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Marat Grigorian def. Djimé by KO Rd 1 (perfectly timed right high kick just as Djime moved his face into it)

Welterweight Tournament Final Bout: Richard Abraham def. Francois Ambang by Split Dec (Great back and forth fight, it could have gone either way, I thought Ambang did more damage but Abraham was busier)

Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Francois Ambang def. Daniel Morales by Unanimous Dec (Ambang just landing the better shots all 3 rounds)

Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Richard Abraham def. Casey Greene by Unanimous Dec (Abraham landing overhand rights at will eventually gets a knockdown in the 2nd and wins the fight by decision)

GLORY 30 SuperFight Series

Middleweight Headline Bout: Jason Wilnis def. Joe Schilling by Majority Dec (close fight up until Wilnis landed an overhand and left hook in the 3rd and scored a knockdown)

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Guto Inocente def. Brian Douwes by Unanimous Dec (Entertaining fight with Inocente throwing non stop spinning attacks and Douwes just not mounting enough offence to win)

Super Bantamweight Bout: Tiffany van Soest def. Esma Hasshass by Unanimous Dec (Tiffany scored a perfectly timed right hand to get a 10-8 first round and was just a bit too experienced for Hasshass)

Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire def. Karl Roberson by Unanimous Dec (Lemaire scored a knockdown in round 1 and Roberson couldn't get into the fight after that point)

Light-Heavyweight Bout: Manny Mancha def. Warren Thompson by Unanimous Dec

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GLORY Announces Women's Super Bantamweight Division and Grand Prix

Today in Los Angeles at a press conference streamed live to the world via Facebook GLORY announced that they would be creating a Women's Super Bantamweight division, the weight at which Tiffany Van Soest fights. It makes sense considering the signing of Van Soest. They've announced a Super Bantamweight Grand Prix, which Van Soest vs. Hasshass is the first quarterfinal bout in said tournament. The second fight will be at GLORY 31 Amsterdam as Isis Verbeek takes on Iman Barlow.

The addition of Barlow is perhaps the other biggest bit of news as she can easily be considered one of the best female fighters in the world. In fact, Steven Wright ranked her as the #2 pound-for-pound woman in the world right now. GLORY has built a ten-woman division, with future match-ups being Zoila Frausto vs. Daniela Graf and Amel Dehby vs. Ji Waen-Lee, while Ferial Ameeroedien vs. Irina Mazepa will serve as the reserve fight.

There are some solid names in there for the division and hopefully this takes off in a big way. You can watch the full announcement below.

We're thrilled to announce a new division with a Grand Prix tournament, tune in LIVE!

Posted by GLORY Kickboxing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

 

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Badr Hari Detained In Casablanca Airport, Subsequently Released

Badr Hari is once again snatching headlines out of thin air, this time due to an arrest in Casablanca, Morocco. While the reason for the arrest has yet to be released, chances are it has something to do with the recent assault that Hari committed in Marrakesh, Morocco where a waiter was attacked for bringing the kickboxing superstar a glass of vodka and not a bottle. 

Reports claim that Hari was at the airport, departing for the Netherlands when he was detained. No reason has been released yet, but the speculation is that it's related to the late April incident. Badr Hari has been in the news again when renewed interest in a possible bout between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari surfaced, with both men accepting the fight and simply looking to find an appropriate home for it. Verhoeven is currently in a negotiation period with GLORY for a new contract, which slows things down a bit, although the promotion has hoped to deliver the Hari fight for Verhoeven as a part of an offer.

If this arrest leads to anything more serious the chances of Badr Hari fighting Verhoeven drop from an already improbable range to practically zero. Here's looking at you, kid.

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, he was released after a period of time. Apparently he was also flying to Brussels, not the Netherlands and his people are fervently saying that he wasn't arrested, simply "questioned."]

UPDATE: The same site that initially reported this news had a followup that went into further detail, explaining that the arrest was done quietly in the airport and pertained to the recent assault involving Badr Hari.

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