From Fight Network:
Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the stacked kickboxing extravaganza GLORY 17 Los Angeles live this Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET.
Emanating from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the main event features living legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-8, 12 KOs) of Croatia taking on American boxing heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (22-1, 9 KOs) in a rematch of their 2013 tilt, which “Cro Cop” won by unanimous decision.
In addition, world No. 2-ranked Andy “The Machine” Ristie (41-4-1, 21 KOs) from Suriname battles No. 4-ranked American Ky Hollenbeck (46-3, 23 KOs) in an explosive lightweight clash.
GLORY’s one-night, four-man featherweight contender tournament also features a new entrant as Marcus “Baiano” Vinicius (7-2, 2 KOs) of Brazil steps in to face muay thai specialist Shane Oblonsky (8-2, 3 KOs), fighting out of the U.S. and making his GLORY debut. In the other tournament semifinal, two top-five featherweights meet as Thai fighter Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (83-21-1, 51 KOs), ranked No. 3 in the world, goes up against Canadian Gabriel Varga (23-2, 8 KOs), ranked No. 5. The winners of each semifinal bout will square off to earn a spot in an upcoming featherweight world championship tournament, taking place at a later date.
Fight Network’s live broadcast of GLORY 17 Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET will lead into the GLORY: Last Man Standing pay-per-view, which kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.
The full fight card includes:
-Headline Bout: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Jarrell Miller
-Tournament Final Bout C: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner
-Co-Headline Bout: Andy Ristie vs. Ky Hollenbeck
-Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Marcus Vinicius vs. Shane Oblonsky
-Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai vs. Gabriel Varga
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About Fight Network:
Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on all major carriers in Canada, select countries in Europe, across the Middle East and North Africa on OSN, on select U.S. carriers including a programming block on Pursuit Channel (www.pursuitchannel.com), and on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling,” and its programming on Sirius XM Channel 167, as well as its recent acquisition of My Combat Channel. Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Media Group Inc. also owns a significant interest in the Pursuit Channel and launched Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) across North America in March 2014.