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Check Out Fighting For Glory: The Joseph Valtellini Story

When reflecting on the last few years in kickboxing it is hard to ignore that one of the best up-and-comers was hands down Joseph Valtellini. He took the kickboxing world by storm by competing against the best of the best in GLORY's Welterweight division. He rose to the top, winning the GLORY Welterweight Championship.

This new documentary follows Valtellini's fighting career and his life in and outside of the ring. It's great insight into the life and times of a champion and a must watch for fans. 

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Jerome Le Banner Successful in Retirement Fight and More

Hot on the heels of K-1 MAX legend Mike Zambidis hanging up the gloves K-1 legend Jerome Le Banner has followed suit and ended his JLB Retirement tour with a victory in France. He fought against a late replacement of Karl Roberson from the United States and Roberson impressed many with his performance against Le Banner. JLB was victorious, which is what matters here, and gets to go out a champion. Congratulations Jerome and thanks for the marvelous career.

Of course, there were more fights on this Fight Night San Tropez card, a lot of which involved some big names. The show was a mix of muay thai and kickboxing and, well, some stuff went down, that's for sure. The big news would have to be Aleksandr Vezhevatov defeating Filip Verlinden as well as Sergei Papin defeating Danyo Ilunga. Yohan Lidon was victorious over Jonatan Oliveira to round out the card and it's interesting that a card like this will be impacting global rankings so much. 

Results thanks to our friends at Kiksie, an awesome Kickboxing database that everyone should be checking out

1. Kickboxing 4×2
Sharos Huyer (Italy) def. Bakari Tounkara (France) by decision
2. Kickboxing 4×2
Frank Munoz (Spain) def. Zinedine Hameur-Lain (France)
3. Muay Thai 5×3
Yodwicha Por Boonsit (Thailand) def. Jimmy Vienot (France) by decision
4. Kickboxing 4×2
Fabrice Aurieng (France) def. Yuksel Ayaydin (France/Turkey) by decision
5. Kickboxing 4×2
Aleksander Vezhevatov (Russia) def. Filip Verlinden (Belgium) by decision
6. Muay Thai 5×3
Lizzie Largilliere (France) def. Petchoydying Mor (Thailand)
7. Kickboxing 4×2
Sergei Papin (Russia) def. Danyo Ilunga (Germany) by decision
8. Muay Thai 3×3
Yohan Lidon (France) def. Jonatan Oliveira (Brazil) by TKO
9. Kickboxing 5×2
Jérôme Le Banner (France) def. Karl Roberson (United States) by decision
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Gabriel Varga Added to Dynamite Card

With GLORY 23 just a matter of days away all eyes are focused on Holzken vs. Daniels, but it appears that we can already start looking ahead to the Bellator Dynamite show as well. We already knew that a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Zack Mwekassa and Saulo Cavalari was headlining, now it looks like we could see another championship on the line.

Just popping up on GLORY's website is a listing for GLORY Featherweight Champion Gabriel Varga squaring off against Thomas Adamandopoulus. It does not say if it is for the title but one would have to assume as such. Adamandopoulos made his GLORY debut at GLORY 22 dropping a decision to Shane Oblonsky. If I were to posit a guess as to why Varga is not fighting Oblonsky I'd guess because he defeated him at GLORY 17.

Stay tuned for updates on this.

UPDATE: We've heard from a reliable source that Adamandopoulos was listed on accident. For now it will be TBA, but expect an update soon.

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