Join us here at Bloody Elbow to discuss today's big kickboxing event - Glory 3 Rome Final 8, crowning the world's best 70kg kickboxer.
It's a hectic fight weekend, with all sorts of MMA action going on. But if you are a fan of stand-up fighting, this weekend's top priority should be Glory 3 Rome Final 8. The show features a one night, 8 man tournament that will determine the top 70kg fighter in the world.
Glory 3 Rome airs today at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT. You can watch it via live stream at GloryWorldSeries.com for $15, on TV at Fight Now TV, or select providers including DIRECTV and Dishwill be offering it as a PPV for $19.99. The full fight card, with results from yesterday's weigh-in is below.
The big attraction here is kickboxing pound for pound king Giorgio Petrosyan. He's the best in the world, and looks to prove it in the tournament - ideally in the finals with the much anticipated showdown with Robin van Roosmalen. For more on the card, check out my preview.
However you watch, join us here at Bloody Elbow to discuss all the happenings at Glory 3 Rome. See you this afternoon!
FINAL 8 Quarter-Finalists
Giorgio Petrosyan - 70 kilos / 154.3lbs Vs. Ky Hollenbeck - 70 kilos / 154.3lbs
Robin Van Roosmalen - 70 kilos / 154.3lbs Vs. Tim Thomas - 68.1 kilos / 150.1lbs
Yoshihiro Sato - 69.8 kilos / 153.9lbs Vs. Sanny Dahlbeck - 69.8 kilos / 153.9lbs
Shemsi Beqiri - 70 kilos / 154.3lbs Vs. Davit Kiria - 69.4 kilos / 153lbs
Tournament Reserve Fights
Dzhabar Askerov - 69.9 kilos / 154lbs Vs. Warren Stevelmans - Will weight in late by prior arrangement
Fabio Pinca - 69.8 kilos / 153.9lbs Vs. Alessandro Campagna - 70 kilos / 154.3lbs
Lightweight match (70 kilos): Jordan Watson - 70.1 kilos / 155.5lbs Vs. Mustapha Haida - 70.3 kilos / 155lbs
Catchweight match (73 kilos): Alka Matewa - 73 kilos / 160.9lbs Vs. Marco re - 71.6 / 157.9lbs
MMA rules - Lightweight (70 kilos): David Dolce (69.4 kilos / 154 lbs) vs. Cesario di Domenico (70 kilos / 154.3lbs)
Glory Kickboxing Rules - Lightweight (70 kilos):
Ivan Musardo - 70.5 kilos / 155.4lbs vs. Giorgio Belsanti (66 kilos / 145.5 lbs)
Riccardo Lecca - 72.8 kilos Vs. Giuseppe D'Amuri 72.5
Emmanuelle Raini (69.5) Vs. Julian Imeri (69.5)