Combat sports superstar Pat Barry will make his long-awaited GLORY debut when he trades leather with dangerous power-puncher Zack Mwekessa later tonight (May 3, 2014) from inside 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire GLORY fight card below, starting with the "Super Fight Series" online, which is scheduled to begin at roughly 4 p.m. ET, right on through the Spike TV main card, which is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET.
GLORY 16: "Denver" will also feature a welterweight world championship title fight between Karapet Karapetyan and Marc de Bonte, as well as a one-night, four-man heavyweight contender tournament, which airs live on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET.
Let's get down to business!
Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.
GLORY 16 AND GLORY SUPERFIGHTS QUICK RESULTS:
Marc De Bonte def Karapet Karapetyan via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Zimmerman def Silva via TKO RD 1 2:30
Zack Mwekassa def Pat Barry via KO RD 1 2:33
Anderson Silva def Sergei Kharitonov via unanimous decision (29-27,29-27,29-27)
Errol Zimmerman def. Ben Edwards via TKO RD 1 2:50
Benjamin Adegbuyi def Daniel Sam via KO RD 2 2:59
Artem Levin def Robert Thomas via unanimous decision (29-27,29-27,29-27)
Jamal Ben Saddik def Nicolas Wamba via TKO RD 1 1:24
Artem Vakhitov def Igor Jurkovic via unanimous decision (30-26,29-27,29-27)
Raymond Daniels def Francois Ambang via KO Rd 1 1:47
Josh Jauncey def Warren Stevelmans via unanimous decision in sudden victory RD (10-8,10-8,10-8)
GLORY 16 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Welterweight World Title Fight: Karapet Karapetyan vs. Marc De Bonte
Round 1: De Bonte starts things off with an outside leg kick. He lands another one and runs in with a flurry. Karapetyan lands an outside kick o his own. De Bonte lands another outside leg kick and pushes Karapetyan away with a teep. De Bonte catches a leg kick and returns one. Karapetyan misses a right hook. Karapet lands an inside kick. Bell
Round 2: De Bonte starts things off with a flurry and Karapetyan clinches. Karapet lands an outside leg kick and then lands one to the pills. Al Wichgers halts the action. Karapet fires a jab. De Bonte throws a right. De Bonte lands an inside leg kick. BIg right hands by De Bonte lands and Karapetyan clinches. De Bone lands another outside leg kick. Karapet lands a right hand and another that rocks De Bonte. Karapet is getting loose and lands two in a row. De Bone fires back and Karapet clinches at bell.
Round 3: RIght outside leg kick by De Bonte. Karapet fires a right. De Bonte blocks a kick by Karapet. De Bonte lands another outside kick and Karapet clinches. Karapet feints twice and fires a kick that De Bonte catches. De Bonte lands an inside kick this time. De Bonte catches a kick by Karapet and pushes him away at the bell. On to the championship rounds.
Round 4: De Bonte catches a kick and sweeps out Karapets post leg dropping him. THat of course is against GLORY rules. De Bonte fires a combo. Karapet lands a right hand. Karapet lands a jab and misses a kick. De Bonte misses a kick. Both fires trade in the pocket. Karapet hits a jab but misses a cross. Karapet hits a teep. Crowd boos until De BOnte catches another kick and sweeps Karapet. De Bonte hits another teep. De Bonte catches a kick and throws Karapet down at the bell.
Round 5: Karapet misses a hok. Karapet lands a jab and De Bonte clinches. Karapet lands a kick to the body and an outside leg kick. He hits another kick and pushes De Bonte into the corner. De Bonte fires a right hand. Karapet chasing De Bonte now. De Bonte lands a good right. Karapet hits a right and De Bonte slips. Not scored a knockdown. De Bonte misses a knee. Karapet is chasing again. De BOnte is staying on the outside. Karapet lands a body kick. 1st Bank Arena is booing. Both fighters raise their hands at the bell.
Final result: Marc De Bonte def Karapet Karapetyan via split decision (48-47, 47-48,48-47)
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Zimmerman vs. Silva
Round 1: Zimmerman lands an outside leg kick. SIlva lands a big right hand. Silva lands a hook. Zimmerman swings wildly and falls down. Both fighters very patient. Zimmerman lands a big knee and drops Silva. Zimmerman tees off and drops Silva with a big combo. He is going for the kill now. Zimmerman falls again. Silva is still rocked. ONe more knockdown and the fight is over. Zimmerman lands another punch and drops Silva for the third time ending the fight. Tournament final. THree knockdowns in one round ends it.
Final result: Errol Zimmerman def Anderson Silva via TKO RD 1 2:30
Heavyweight Tournament Reserve Fight: Pat Barry vs. Zack Mwekassa
Round 1: Barry misses a high kick to start things off. Lands a few shots and Mwekessa backs him up with a stunning counter. Barry lands an outside leg kick. Mwekessa catches a kick and throws Barry off. Barry lands a kick but pays the price he drops to one knee to take the knockdown. Mwekessa lands a huge uppercut and that's a rap folks. Referee Tom Johnson waves it off immediately as Barry was out when he hit the canvas.
Final result: Zack Mwekessa def Pat Barry via KO RD 1 2:33
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal #1: Sergei Kharitonov vs. Anderson Silva
Round 1: Silva throws a leg kick right away. Kharitonov a left to the body. Silva throws another body shot and lands an outside leg kick and then another one. Silva drops the Russian with a big uppercut. Silva misses a huge high kick and is coming in to finish. He lands a big punch but can't put the Russian down. The Russian is Cut. Silva has Kharitonov in the corner and his blonde mane is now crimson. Silva teeing off now in the middle of the ring. THe Russian clinches up and the bell rings.
Round 2: Silva lands a right to start the round and just misses a left high kick. The Brazilian lands a left kick to the body. Kharitonov lands a clean jab. Silva lands an outside leg kick. THe Russian misses a left but lands a left hook afterward. Silva lands a jab now and the Russian clinches. Silva lands a glancing uppercut. Kharitonov lands a jab and pushes Silva into the ropes. Silva hits a teep. Kharitonov lands a good punch and clinches to throw a knee. He lands one more punch before the round ends.
Round 3: THe Russian lands a jab and SIlva clinches. SIlva lands to the body. Kharitonov lands a hook on the ropes and a knee to the body. The Russian lands a good combo. Both fighters appear to be tiring. Kharitonov lands again and puts Silva on the ropes but can't get anything else off. Kharitonov with another jab. The Russian is landing with Silva against the ropes. Kharitonov lands a shot to Silva's body. Both fighters winging uppercuts from the clinch. They end up clinching again at the bell.
Final result: Anderson Silva def Sergei Kharitonov via unanimous decision (29-27,29-27,29-27)
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal #2: Ben Edwards vs. Errol Zimmerman
Round 1: THey touch gloves in the middle. Zimmerman blocks a high kick. Edwards slips and falls. Edwards lands a right hand. Zimmerman backs Edwards up with a right. The Aussie lands another right. Zimmerman slips a hook and lands a jab. Edwards lands an outside leg kick and a punch to the body. Edwards has Zimmerman on the ropes and in trouble, but Zimmerman counters and sends the Aussie to the canvas. Edwards is up and throws a high kick. Zimmerman with a punch to the body. Edwards lands a big right and another right and Zimmerman is rocked. Zimmerman recovers and drops Edwards with a big right. 2 knockdowns in one round in the semis and the fight is over.
Final result: Errol Zimmerman def Ben Edwards via TKO RD 1 2:50
Spike TV will air the GLORY 16 main event, as well as the one-night, four-man world championship heavyweight tournament, later tonight (May 3, 2014) at 9 p.m. ET. However, fight fans can watch the event in its entirety -- including the "Super Fight Series" available only on pay-per-view -- beginning this afternoon at 6 p.m. ET LIVE in our video stream post RIGHT HERE.
Enjoy the show!