GLORY Announces Inaugural Pay-Per-View Event LAST MAN STANDING
GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, today announced its inaugural Pay-Per-View (PPV) event, GLORY: LAST MAN STANDING, to be broadcast live from the Forum, Presented by Chase, in Inglewood, California onSaturday, June 21st at 10:00 pm ET.
GLORY: Last Man Standing features eight of the word's best middleweights colliding in a one-night, winner-take-all tournament to determine who will be crowned Glory Middleweight WORLD Champion."The Glory fans tell us they have been waiting for the return of live combative tournaments on a scale they know Glory understands. We are experienced with these multi-fighter formats overseas and now with the eight man tournament on Pay-Per-View, we will finally bring it to them," said Andrew Whitaker, Glory Sports International CEO. "This is a thrill-packed event where the winner will have to fight three times in one adrenaline-fueled night."
Seven top-ranked middleweight tournament contenders Joe Schilling (USA), Wayne Barrett (USA), Alex Pereira (BRA), Filip Verlinden (BEL),Bogdan Stoica (ROM), Simon Marcus (CAN), andMelvin Manhoef (NED) have been confirmed so far, with the final competitor to be announced at a later date.
Glory has partnered with iN DEMAND, cable's leading PPV sports and event distributor, to deliver GLORY: Last Man Standing to providers across the U.S. and Caribbean."We are thrilled to welcome Glory Kickboxing into our stable of top notch event providers for the cable PPV audience," said Mark Boccardi, SVP Programming & Business Development, iN DEMAND. "The league has established itself as a world-championship-level events producer, featuring some of the most skilled ring combat athletes in the world. These great fighters, combined with the unique format of 'GLORY: LAST MAN STANDING' are sure to deliver a powerful action-packed night on PPV."