Just two weeks after Mirko Filipovic battled Ray Sefo in a high profile kickboxing bout, the sport of kickboxing is at it again with another big event United Glory: World Series based out of Moscow, Russia which features two of the top kickboxers on the planet.
The event will be available online with a live stream at GFL TV with a pricetag of $15. It begins this morning at 11 a.m. ET.
Former UFC competitor and multiple time K-1 World Grand Prix winner Semmy Schilt returns to action for the first time in over a year. He'll be battling Brice Guidon, a training partner of Jerome Le Banner. Guidon is no worldbeater by any means but he should be a stiff enough test to see where Schilt stands after such a long layoff.
Also fighting on the card will be top kickboxer Jerome Le Banner, one of K-1's legends who's been fighting professionally for 19 years now. He'll be battling a resurgent Errol Zimmerman, who's riding a seven fight win streak which includes 5 first round knockouts.
The other key kickboxing bout will be a very interesting match between Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinalist Sergei Kharitonov, who holds just a 2-2 professional kickboxing record. His opponent, Mark Miller, was one of the great comeback stories of 2011, returning from open heart surgery to defeat Nikolaj Falin via knockout in the opening seconds.
The rest of the card is smattered with a large contingent of smaller scale kickboxing bouts and even a trio of MMA matches which include former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez among others.
We'll have the results of United Glory after the jump:
Mixed Martial Arts fights
95 kg Ilir Latifi def Vladimir Gerasimchik via submission (Americana) in round 1
65 kg Murad Machayev def. Cesario di Domenico via decision
76 kg Gasan Umalatov def. Anatoly Safranov via submission (guillotine) in round 1
HW Ruslan Magomedov def. Ricco Rodriguez via decision
73,9 kg Nieky Holzken def. David Kiria via unanimous decision
72,5 kg Dzhabar Askerov def. Maxim Vyrovski via split decision (overtime)
HW Jamal Ben Sadik def. Vitaly Oparin via TKO in round 1
HW Zabit Samedov def. Igor Jurkovic via decision
98 kg Ali Cenic def. Sergey Maslobojev via decision
HW Sergei Kharitonov def. Mark Miller via knockout in round 1
HW Errol Zimmerman def. Jerome Le Banner via TKO in round 1
HW Semmy Schilt def. Brice Guidon via decision