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Cosmo Alexandre Out Of Glory This Saturday, David Kyria Replaces Him

Glory's stacked card in Stockholm, Sweden on this Saturday, May 26 has had a few late changes, and we learned of one today.

Cosmo Alexandre is out of his scheduled 70kg tournament Final 16 fight with Kem Sitsongpeenong. We don't know why he's out yet but he did fight on May 4 in MMA for Bellator, picking up a unanimous decision over Lowawn-T Nelson. It could either be injury from that fight or what happened to Tie Yinghua, who was also scheduled to be in the tournament against Dennis Schneidmiller but couldn't fight due to visa issues and was replaced by Tim Thomas.

David Kyria will take Cosmo's place. Kyria has fought for Glory before, most notably losing to Robin van Roosmalen in 2011 and to Nieky Holzken this past March. He's a decent fighter that was able to put up a fight against two very good fighters in Robin and Holzken, but he's facing Kem Sitsongpeenong so he has a very tough task ahead of him. Kyria is part of Golden Glory and was probably one of the easier fighters to call up on short notice.


Watch Dzhabar Askerov Prepare for Robin van Roosmalen

Dzhabar Askerov, a fighter being sponsored by our good friends at Yokkao, will be fighting this weekend in the Final 16 of the Glory World Series at 70kg. His opponent is one of the best and brightest within the weight class, Robin van Roosmalen. This means that he has a huge challenge ahead of him, but Askerov is no stranger to that kind of challenge. Askerov has a lot of impressive wins over the span of his career, with most of his losses only coming to top competition, such as Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Giorgio Petrosyan, Mike Zambidis and John Wayne Parr. Will Robin be on such a star-studded list of men to defeat Askerov, or will Askerov be able to keep the agressive bulldog that is van Roosmalen at bay and pick him apart?

The only way to find out is to buy the Glory World Series event this weekend. For now, go ahead and watch this video of Askerov training and discussing the fight.


Sem Schilt Talks Upcoming Glory World Title Fight

This weekend Semmy Schilt and Errol Zimmerman will do battle to be crowned as the very first Glory Heavyweight Champion, in a battle of two of the sport's best heavyweights at very different places in their careers. Schilt, with four K-1 World Grand Prix Championships under his belt as well as holding the K-1 Super Heavyweight Championship, has been on top of the Kickboxing world for nearly a decade now, while Zimmerman is younger and has yet to see the level of success that Schilt has. Zimmerman has for a long time been referred to as a fighter with endless potential, but fans and pundits have gotten down on Zimmerman for some of his weaker efforts. In 2011 Zimmerman went on a tear, amassing a massive win streak heading into his fight with Schilt.

This video from Glory TV talks to Schilt about the upcoming bout. Don't forget to purchase the event, coming on May 26th, from your friends here at LiverKick. Proceeds go to maintaining Rian's haircut while affording Dave the flexibility to not cut his, along with both of us keeping the site up to date.


SuperKombat/Sergei Lascenko Dispute Settled

You may remember when we posted about a dispute between Sergei Lascenko and SuperKombat. Lascenko came out and said that he had not been paid by SuperKombat, when really it was just a dispute over what to do with the Mitsubishi car he had won. Lascenko didn't want the car and wanted SuperKombat to sell it for him.

Well, it looks like things have been settled between the two sides now. The car that Lascenko received for winning the SuperKombat World Grand Prix last year has finally been sold, to one of his friends in Bratislava, Slovakia. Here's what Eduard Irimia had to say:

"Finally the Superkombat prize of Mr. Sergeii Laschenko is leaving Romania to Bratislava where one of Sergeii friend bought the car from him . I am so glad for this happy end !!!! I hope that Sunday in K-1 Madrid his management will make a public anouncement for the bad declaration few weeks ago against Superkombat .Until than good luck to Sergey and Rico for their superfight !!!"

It's a good ending to what at first looked very ugly. Lascenko's team should still probably apologize for trying to start a campaign about SuperKombat not paying them.


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