So you can put those pitchforks down now when it comes to conspiracy theories about what exactly is going on between Singapore's OneFC and GLORY. We've been following this story for weeks now, and neither side would budge when it came to passing out information, but it was clear that something major was going on between the two parties and that they both felt it to be a big enough deal to where they didn't want it to leak out early. When we asked Glory officials about it, the response was "where did you hear this from?" When we reached out to OneFC, it was simple a "no." Yet, here we are, and OneFC has announced an exclusive partnership with Glory, where they will be able to exchange fighters. This means OneFC fighters on Glory and DREAM events, and Glory fighters on OneFC 'network' events.
The other big Glory news is that they have formally announced the "Road to Glory USA" series, which will involve six big tournaments in six different weight classes all happening within the first five months of 2013 here in the United States. Each weight class will get its own one-night, eight man tournament with the winner being awarded $20,000, with an additional $14,000 for other participants. The winners of the tournament will also be offered a one year contract with GLORY.
The six weight classes are flyweight (143 pounds), lightweight (154 pounds), welterweight (170 pounds), middleweight (187 pounds), light heavyweight (209 pounds), heavyweight (above 209 pounds).
As for entering? Keep reading for the information about entering Glory.