The knockouts keep coming from FIGHT NOW TV – America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – with its announcement to air the “GLORY 3 ROME: Final 8” Championship Kickboxing Tournament, airing Live in the United States from Italy, November 3rd starting at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m.
FIGHT NOW TV will run a “Glory” kick-boxing marathon, starting Nov. 1st with “Stockholm 2012,” followed by “Glory 2 Brussels” on Nov. 2nd, culminating with the Nov. 3rd “Glory 3 Rome: Final 8” event LIVE from Italy. Catch all of the “Glory” kick-boxing action in the U.S., only on FIGHT NOW TV.
Given the interest across the United States for this highly-anticipated tournament, FIGHT NOW TV will be offering kickboxing fans two ways to catch all the kicks, punches and knockouts that “GLORY 3 ROME: Final 8” is sure to deliver:
Cablevision subscribers can watch live on FIGHT NOW TV, channel 464 as part of their iO Sports & Entertainment Pak
Other cable subscribers and satellite customers will be able to see the event live on pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $19.95
“GLORY has the top kick-boxers and kickboxing fights in the world,” said Mike Garrow, co-founder and GM of FIGHT NOW TV. “We’re excited to bring this action-packed tournament to American fans. For those fans who are unable to watch on FIGHT NOW TV, we’ve made it available to watch as a pay-per-view event through our partners at Integrated Sports Media.”
The eight kick-boxers scheduled to fight in the ‘Final 8’ tournament are as follows:
Giorgio ‘The Doctor’ Petrosyan (71-1-2, 1 NC, 33 KOs), Gorizia, Italy
Albert “The Hurricane” Kraus (66-16-3, 39 KOs), Oss, Netherlands
Robin “Poker Face” van Roosmalen (35-13-3, 10 KOs), Den Bosch, Netherlands
Shemsi Beqiri (71-7-0, 31 KOs), Basel, Switzerland
Ky Hollenbeck (34-7-0, 21 KOs), San Francisco, California
Tim Thomas (60-1-9, 35 KOs), London, England
Davit Kiria (18-7-0, 10 KOs), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sanny Dahlbeck (24-4-0, 14 KOs), Stockholm, Sweden.
Two ‘Superfight’ bouts, as well as two tournament ‘reserve bouts,’ have also been announced. In the event that one or more of the tournament fighters is unable to compete in the next tournament stage, after winning a fight, a reserve bout winner will take the injured fighter’s place.
Jordan Watson (29-5-1), England vs. Mustapha Haida (18-1-1), Morocco
Marco Re (20-4-0), Italy vs. Alka Matewa (45-5-1), Belgium
Tournament Reserve Fights:
Dzhabar Askerov (72-2-1), Russia/Sweden vs. Yoshihiro Sato (49-18-0), Japan
Fabio Pinca (94-17-4), Francevs. Alessandro Campagna (29-14-5), Italy
*All fights and fighters are subject to change.
The matchups for the quarterfinal round of the tournament will be determined in a random draw, the details of which will be announced soon.
The winner of the tournament will have fought three times that night, earning a grand prize of $300,000, at the arena where Muhammad Ali won his Olympic boxing gold medal in 1960. It will test the competitors’ skill, strength and fitness, requiring them to dig into the deepest parts of their spirit to endure pain, fear and exhaustion.
Go online to www.fightnow.com or www.integratedsportsmedia.com for more information about the “GLORY 3 ROME” PPV. Follow Fight Now TV on Twitter @fightnowtv and Integrated Sports @integratedppv.
About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is a cross-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.
Founded by Channel Zero, Inc. and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow, FIGHT NOW TV launched last year as the first and only 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week combat sports channel in the nation. The network’s mandate is to bring the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW TV is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.
FIGHT NOW TV has also enlisted one of the fight game’s biggest names to join its camp, 5-time UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture, who serves as both spokesperson and analyst for the channel.
FIGHT NOW TV, It’s ON! Call Your Television Provider To Order
About GLORY: The GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is the world’s premier stand-up fighting league, staging events across the globe and offering up to $1,000,000 in prize money to successful fighters in 16-man grand prix tournaments which are open to only the very best fighters in each weight class.
With television deals spanning every continent plus a groundbreaking online video streaming system and the world’s largest online martial arts library, GLORY is already one of the world’s most widely-broadcast sporting organizations.
Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the organization has offices in Holland, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Its personnel include prominent hedge-fund investors, the pioneering sports marketing agency Total Sport Asia and several executives from the Golden Glory and its Showtime team.