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GLORY 21 Sees Boost From DVR Numbers

When it comes to tabulating ratings on television these days it is difficult to ignore the impact that DVRs have. Just a few years before the concept of a DVR and being able to record and watch a show at a later time was a luxury. Now it is fairly common on most cable and satellite providers to include some sort of DVR option. Ratings are now more than simply live viewers, but also include DVR viewings up to a few days later.

According to our friend John Joe O'Regan at BloodyElbow GLORY 21 has seen a significant boost from the DVR numbers. With the DVR numbers the show's viewership kicks up from 488,000 to 517,000 viewers. 

He also spoke to GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin who talked about some of their difficulties last year, including show cancellations and the long gap between GLORY 17 and GLORY 18, but the promotion seems confident moving forward. He also noted that the next show is in France, which means that it will air on tape delay here in the United States. While that has been an issue in the past, they are still dedicated to their strong European audience and have no plans on abandoning them any time soon.

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Card for Kunlun Fights 25 This Weekend

This Friday Kunlun Fights 25 will take place in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Once again Artur Kyshenko will be fighting, this time against Dmitry Valent of Belarus and Enriko Kehl is taking on Mohamed Diaby from France. They will also feature a 70kg 4-man tournament. We will keep you updated on how to watch online if its available. Here is the full card by our friends at Kiksie.

Full Card

Kickboxing Tournament Reserve Fight -70kg

Volodymyr Artemenko (Ukraine) vs. Dani Corbeanu (Romania)

Kickboxing Tournament -70kg

Superball Bachamek (Thailand)

Lukasz Plawecki (Poland)

Deng Li (China)

Hichem Menaouine (Spain)

Single Fights

-60kg MMA

Miroslav Kuban (Slovakia) vs. Wu Tieyin (China)

-60kg Kickboxing

Tomas Tkac (Slovakia) vs. Wang Wanben (China)

-67kg Kickboxing

Vlad Tuinov (Russia) vs. Wu Xuesong (China)

-67kg Kickboxing

Matej Kalisky (Slovakia) vs. Chen Junxian (China)

-72kg Kickboxing

Marko Adamovic (Serbia) vs. Zheng Zhaoyu (China)

-71kg MMA

Martin Mihalik (Slovakia) vs. Wu Haotian (China)

-75kg Kickboxing

Peter Lamper (Slovakia) vs. Liu Mingzhi (China)

-75kg Kickboxing

Jan Mazur (Slovakia) vs. Chen Duoli (China)

-79kg Kickboxing

Michal Tomko (Slovakia) vs. Li Baoming (China)

-72,5kg Kickboxing

Enriko Kehl (Germany) vs. Mohamed Diaby (France)

-77kg Kickboxing

Artur Kyshenko (Ukraine) vs. Dmitry Valent (Belarus)

Lethwei -75kg

Igor Danis (Slovakia) vs. Too Too (Myanmar)

World Professional Lethwei Champion Title fight -69,9kg

Vladimir Konsky (Slovakia) vs. Ye Ta Gon (Myanmar)

 

 

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Yokkao to Open Factory in Bangkok Plus Saenchai Seminar Information for the UK and US

It's been interesting to watch the evolution of the Yokkao brand over the past few years. It went from a fledgling gear brand looking to make an impact on a rather crowded marketplace to one of the leaders. In that period of time they have branched out into promoting a successful series of events throughout the world, establishing teams of elite fighters, sponsoring gyms and opening up operations worldwide. The latest step was opening up a new, 1000 square meter factory in the heart of Bangkok.

The new factory will be overseen by none other than Stefania Picelli, who will be moving from Europe to Thailand to oversee the factory, which is slated to open on June 15th and also include a public-facing shop. They will be offering tours and consultations for those interested in becoming a part of the Yokkao family as well.

Of course, Yokkao is still pushing that Saenchai and Manop will be returning to the United States on May 29th through the 31st for a series of seminars and for the beginning of the Yokkao Games. More details on the May US visit can be seen here. Those in the UK will be able to meet up with Saenchai and Pakorn in just a matter of days for similar seminars and information on the Yokkao Games on the 16th through the 24th. More details can be seen here.

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Andy Ristie's Trainer Barred From GLORY Ring After GLORY 20 Glove Mishap

If you'll remember back to GLORY 20 Dubai there was a moment at the beginning of the GLORY Lightweight Title bout between Robin van Roosmalen and Andy Ristie where the referee pulled Ristie aside and was forced to replace his glove. Apparently the thumb of the glove was cut, which has been described as giving an advantage when it comes to dexterity inside of the glove. It was not clear if it was intentional or simply an accident, but according to MixFight GLORY has made a ruling on it and it has resulted in Ristie's trainer, Roberto Flamingo, being barred from ringside at future GLORY events. 

MixFight has been all over the story, including a joint statement from Ristie and Flamingo claiming that there was no intentional wrongdoing and that Ristie will remain with Flamingo. Black Label Fighting, a management company, released a statement as well supporting GLORY's decision in this matter.

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