Today, GLORY Kickboxing has official announced the return of the iconic Heavyweight Grand Prix, a one-night, eight-man heavyweight tournament.
Beginning this year, the ‘GLORY Grand Prix’ will occur annually each December. Participants will be determined through a series of qualifying matches throughout the the year and special wildcard entries.
The winner of the the 2023 Glory Grand Prix tournament in December will earn a $500,000 cash prize.
The first qualifier for the 2023 GLORY Grand Prix will be a four-man heavyweight tournament taking place at GLORY 85 on April 29. The venue of this event will soon be announced.
In addition to earning a guaranteed spot in the 2023 GLORY Grand Prix, the winner of the GLORY 85 heavyweight tournament will also challenge for the interim-heavyweight championship against top ranked contender Antonio Plazibat at GLORY: COLLISION 5, taking place on June 17 – location TBA very soon.
Originally set to take place in March of 2023, GLORY: COLLISION 5 was scheduled to feature an undisputed heavyweight title bout between reigning champion Rico Verhoeven and Plazibat. However, Verhoeven suffered a knee injury that will sideline him until the late 2023. During his absence, his next challenger will be determined through an interim-title bout between Plazibat and the GLORY 85 Heavyweight Tournament Winner.
Along with GLORY 85 in April and COLLISION 5 in June, GLORY also announced that GLORY 86 will take place on May 27 in a soon to be announced location.
Upcoming GLORY events:
GLORY 84, March 11, Rotterdam
GLORY 85, April 29, TBA
GLORY 86, May 27, TBA
GLORY: COLLISION 5, June 17, TBA
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GLORY 84, GLORY 85, COLLISION 5 and GLORY 86 will be available to watch live on Videoland in the Netherlands. For all other viewing options, please visit glorykickboxing.com.