In partnership with XFO Mixed Martial Arts, GLORY 11 COMES TO CHICAGO!
Sears Centre Arena Hosts Heavyweight World Championship Tournament LIVE on SPIKE TV, Saturday October 12th
Wonder Lake, IL - Today, the XFO (X-Treme Fighting Organization) announced it will be providing marketing support to Glory Sports International, the world's premiere kickboxing organization, to assist in the executing of local marketing strategies around its highly-anticipated Chicago event broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Saturday, October 12th.
Glory 11 Chicago, features a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a major headline fight.
The first round of the Glory World Heavyweight Championship Tournament will see #2 ranked contender and aggressive power puncher Gökhan Saki (79-16-1, 56 KOs) up against young Heavyweight prospect Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1, 8 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghiță; (48-9, 37 KOs) squares off with Brazilian standout Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (36-9-1, 24 KOs). The winners of each bout will then face each other to determine the GLORY World Heavyweight Tournament Champion for a cash prize of $250,000.
GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion Tyrone ‘King of the Ring’ Spong (72-6-1, 45 KOs) headlines Glory 11 Chicago, taking on Muay Thai legend Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett (57-3-1, 43 KOs), in a rematch of the 2009 bout between the two, a controversial knock out ruled a No Contest at the time.
The co-main event features top Welterweight contenders in action, as #6 ranked ‘Bazooka Joe’ Valtellini(10-1, 8 KOs) of Canada matches-up with #4 ranked Karim Ghajji (85-8-1, 49 KOs) of France.
Tickets for Glory 11 Chicago are available at the Sears Centre Arena box office and SearsCentre.com, starting at $25. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT, with the first match begins at 5:30 p.m. CT. Full fight card forGlory 11 Chicago to be released.
For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com