Glory 9 hit New York City with a stacked card that included a one-night eight man single elimination tournament in the light-heavyweight divison. Featuring Danyo Ilunga, Dustin Jacoby, Filip Verlinden, and Tyrone Spong, to name a few, the latter of whom made his debut in this weight class. With a championship belt and cash purse up for grabs, these fighters did not play it safe and looked to kill in order to advance all the way to the finals.
This gallery also includes images from the two alternate bouts. The quick results are as follows:
Randy Blake defeated Koichi Watanabe via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Artem Vakhitov defeated Luis Tavares via Knockout at 1:06 of Round 1
Danyo Ilunga defeated Mourad Bouzidi via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Dustin Jacoby defeated Brian Collette via Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Filip Verlinden defeated Steve McKinnon via Majority Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Tyrone Spong defeated Michael Duut via Knockout at :31 of Round 1