New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced broadcast details for “Countdown to GLORY 26 Amsterdam,” an hour-long special previewing the organization’s year-end show coming up on Friday, Dec. 4.
“Countdown to GLORY 26 Amsterdam” transports us to the Netherlands for never-before-seen interviews with the top-ranked kickboxers as they prepare for two world title fights, including a glimpse of their training in the lead-up to fight week.
To set the scene, viewers will also see Dutch-Surinamese striker Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart compete and win twice during the one-night, four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 25 Milan, securing his opportunity to face GLORY Welterweight World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken for kickboxing’s most prestigious title. Next, a look at Holzken’s most recent win over Raymond Daniels will set the table for the long-awaited rematch with Groenhart in Amsterdam.
Followed by a replay of the first bout between Romanian powerhouse Benjamin “Mister Gentleman” Adegbuyi and GLORY Heavyweight World Champion Rico “The Prince of Kickboxing” Verhoeven, offering a look inside GLORY 26’s second title fight before they do battle again next month.
Premiering today and airing through Sunday, Dec. 6, “Countdown to GLORY 26 Amsterdam” will be available to over 90 million households on the Fight Sports Network and network affiliates nationwide including:
WFBD — Nov. 29 at 12:00 p.m.
Root Sports Southwest — Nov. 30 at 4:00 a.m. / Dec. 2 at 3:00 a.m. / Dec. 6 at 12:30 a.m.
MSG+ — Dec. 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Comcast Sports Chicago — Dec. 1 at 11:00 p.m. / Dec. 5 at 1:00 a.m.
The Comcast Network — Dec. 1 at 12:00 a.m. / Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m. / Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Root Sports Pittsburgh — Dec. 4 at 3:00 a.m. / Dec. 6 at 2:00 a.m.
Comcast SportsNet California — Dec. 6 at 11:00 p.m.
Root Sports Rocky Mountain — Dec. 6 at 11:00 p.m.
For additional air dates and times in your area, please check local listings.
GLORY 26 Amsterdam airs live on ESPN3, Friday Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST with a replay on ESPN2 in primetime on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.
For the first time ever, GLORY programming will also air on ESPN Deportes for Spanish-language viewers, beginning with a replay of GLORY 26 Amsterdam on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST.
GLORY 26 AMSTERDAM
Welterweight Title Headline Bout: Nieky Holzken (c) vs. Murthel Groenhart
Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Heavyweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven (c) vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi
Featherweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Mosab Amrani vs. ChiBin Lin
Featherweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Shane Oblonsky vs. Maykol Yurk
Tickets for GLORY 26 Amsterdam are on sale now, priced at 175 €, 100 €, 90 €, 65 €, 55 €, 45 € and 40 €. Tickets are available for purchase at ticketmaster.nl and select Ticketmaster retail locations in the Netherlands.
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