New York, NY - GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, today announced the fight card for GLORY 14 ZAGREB, featuring a Lightweight World Title fight and one-night, four-man Middleweight Contender Tournament, to be broadcast from Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday, March 8th.
Airing on SPIKE TV at 9 p.m. ET, GLORY 14 ZAGREB is headlined by world-renowned Heavyweight Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic (22-7-0, 12 KOs) making his GLORY debut against fellow living legend Remy Bonjasky (98-12-0, 36 KOs). The bout is a rematch from 2002, which Filipovic won via TKO.
GLORY's Lightweight World Title is on the line in the co-headline bout as #1 ranked Andy 'The Machine' Ristie (41-3-1, 21 KOs) faces rising American contender Ky Hollenbeck (46-3-0, 23 KOs), currently ranked #5. Both fighters last competed at GLORY 12 NEW YORK, where Ristie knocked out Giorgio Petrosyan and Robin van Roosmalen to become GLORY Lightweight Tournament World Champion, and Hollenbeck defeated Warren Stevelmans by unanimous decision.
In a one-night, four-man tournament to establish GLORY's next Middleweight contender, #5 ranked Sahak Parparyan (40-10-5, 19 KOs) of Armenia battles #6 ranked Jason Wilnis (21-3-1, 6 KOs) of the Netherlands. On the other side of the bracket, American prospect Dustin Jacoby (4-3-0, 3 KOs) meets Brazilian Alex Pereira (11-1-0, 8 KOs). The Contender Tournament winner earns a spot in GLORY's Middleweight World Championship Tournament later this year.
GLORY 14 ZAGREB
Headline Bout: Mirko Filipovic vs. Remy Bonjasky
Tournament Final Bout C: Semifinal Bout A Winner vs. Semifinal Bout B Winner
Co-Headline (Lightweight World Title) Bout: Andy Ristie vs. Ky Hollenbeck
Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Dustin Jacoby vs. Alex Pereira
Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Sahak Parparyan vs. Jason Wilnis