Talk about another epic night of fights finishing off with another great tournament finale between two elite fighters in Nieky Holzken vs. Joseph Valtellini. I’ve been a big fan of Bazooka Joe’s for awhile now and was hoping he could pull off the upset against the top ranked fighter in Holzken.
Nieky Holzken vs. Joseph Vatellini Fight Video
What an awesome fight it ended up being though! Although Joe didn’t win he showcased his heart, desire and skill against a much more experienced fighter. I know that this will only make him stronger and he’ll come back in 2014 a better, stronger, more determined fighter than before… which is scary to think.
Video recap of the rest of the fights from Glory 13 Tokyo
Glory 13 Tokyo Results
Super Fight Series:
Mosab Amrani def. Yuta Kubo via unanimous decision
Artur Kyshenko def. Masayuki Kenmun via unanimous decision
Aleksandr Stetcurenko def. Karim Ghaiji via unanimous decision
Anderson Silva def. Remy Bonjasky via unanimous decision
Hesdy Gerges def. Ewerton Teixeira via unanimous decision
Sergei Kharitonov def. Jerome LeBanner via unanimous decision
Main Card and Welterweight Tournament:
Nieky Holzken def. Joseph Valtellini via technical knockout
Rico Verhoeven def. Peter Aerts via split decision
Daniel Ghita def. Errol Zimmerman via knockout
Makoto Uehara def. Dustin Jacoby via split decision
Joseph Valtellini def. Raymond Daniels via knockout
Nieky Holzken def. Karapet Karapetyan via unanimous decision
All I know is that Glory has yet to disappoint and with each show they continue to illustrate how the sport of kickboxing is the real deal. I think Glory will one day rival MMA and the UFC. Do you think Glory will be a mainstream sport sometime in the future?