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W5 World Grand Prix XXX Coming on August 30th

On August 30th in Moscow, Russia the world famous W5 returns with the W5 World Grand Prix XXX event. The event is headlined by internationally-renowned 70kg fighter Enrico Gogokhia squaring off against Foad Sadeghi. Also on the card is Cosmo Alexandre vs. Artem Pashporin and former It's Showtime 70kg champion Chris Ngimbi against Valentin Rybalko.

The event happens on August 30th and you can find the full fight card here. To top it off, W5 has launched a rather slick site to watch their events online. You'll be able to watch this event live for 7.50 euros on their website


Gabriel Varga vs. Sergei Adamchuk Added to Bellator Dynamite

Earlier this week we told you that Gabriel Varga would be involved with Bellator's Dynamite card that will be airing on September 19th on Spike TV. Now we have officially gotten word that Gabriel Varga will defend the GLORY Featherweight Championship against Sergei Adamchuk at Dynamite in his first title defense.

GLORY also announced that on October 9th they'd be returning to Denver with GLORY 24.


Live Results for GLORY 23 and GLORY SuperFight Series

Tonight live on Spike TV at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific is GLORY 23. GLORY 23 features Nieky Holzken and Raymond Daniels vying for the vacant GLORY Welterweight Championship. The card also features an all-American middleweight tournament with the four men trying to win their way into a future contender's tournament. 

Join us live tonight starting at 9pm Eastern for the GLORY SuperFight Series and then afterwards for GLORY 23 results. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter as well, @LiverKickdotcom, @JayJauncey and @dvewlsh.


GLORY Welterweight Championship: Nieky Holzken def. Raymond Daniels by TKO 3rd Rd (cut due to right knee)

Tournament Final: Dustin Jacoby def. Casey Greene by TKO Rd 2 (ref stoppage)

Xavier Vigney def. Daniel Sam by Split Dec

Tournament: Casey Greene def. Quinton O'Brien by Unanimous Dec

Tournament: Dustin Jacoby def. Ariel Sepulveda by KO Rd 1 (straight right)

GLORY SuperFight Series

Jamal Ben Saddik def. Anderson Silva by TKO Rd 3 (ref stoppage after 2 knockdowns)

Matt Baker def. Edward Hyman by Unanimous Dec

Chad Sugden def. Murthel Groenhart by Split Dec

Anvar Boynazarov def. Giga Chikadze by Split Dec


Matt Baker is Ready to Take GLORY By Storm

It's amazing how people places and things can often slip under the radar and before you know it, what began as light rain showers has turned into a typhoon. If you're not paying attention to kickboxing now such may be the case with Glory newcomer, Matt Baker.  Ignore this steam train for too long and he may just roll right over you.  A native of the Bay area, this 24 year old may be young, but he's ready.  

Seriously entering the combat sports arena at age 18, this bad boy from the Bay area is ready to face Edward  'Scissorhandhands' Hyman on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Glory 23. Having entered kickboxing on a near fluke, Baker has found a solid home with Team Black and despite  having been really shown the ropes on his first day out by Dan himself, he came back for more and hasn't stopped coming  back since. Today both Baker and the fight community views him as a well rounded fighter with an arsenal of weapons guaranteed to challenge any opponent. 

While his presence in Glory hasn't yet been truly felt, he has worked hard over the last few years making his mark locally as well as all over the globe.  His accolades include WKA North America wins as well as participation in tournaments that have previously hosted the likes of Glory journeymen, Artem Levin and Filip Verlinden. 

That however, was his past, and Glory is his future, both literally and figuratively. What lies ahead of Baker is his battle with Hyman on Friday and his dedication in life to make positive choices for himself and his family.  During my interview with Baker, he alluded to having learned the hard way about certain issues, but also now knowing the  difference between buying and borrowing future lessons.

When it comes to kickboxing August 7th will be an opportunity for him to show whether he is master or student for Hyman. Regardless of the outcome, Baker has arrived and "The Butcher" has no plans of disappearing into obscurity anytime soon.


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