GLORY 87 will be headlined by a 4-man, 1-night $500,000 Tournament

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It’s no secret GLORY Kickboxing sets the standard for kickboxing promotions worldwide. Despite them having established themselves as the premiere kickboxing promotion of the world, they also remain to be the most innovative and exciting as well.

With plenty of summer left to go, GLORY has some major plans in store…

Kickboxing’s Most Important Tournament

Fans can see this innovation on display as GLORY returns on August 19th with an exciting four-man one-night qualification tournament for the historic GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix set for the end of the year.

Taking place live from the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena in The Netherlands, GLORY 87 is set to be another action-packed event as four fighters aim to punch their ticket for a chance to win a whopping $500,000.

Heavyweight Participants

Get to know which fights could potentially quality or the GLORY Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Martin Terpstra (21-5, 11 KO) – Towering at 6’9” tall, this Dutch giant won his GLORY debut thanks to a second-round TKO win at GLORY Rivals 1 last June. He will now be aiming to make up for lost time and kick-start his career.

Mohamed Amine (29-5, 16 KO) – Stepping up from light heavyweight, Amine only made his GLORY debut this year and has already been involved in two high-profile fights. Now he will be aiming to use his speed and make it a memorable rookie year in GLORY.

Bahram Rajabzadeh (62-1, 56 KO) – This fighter from Azerbaijan made a statement on his GLORY return in May after four years away by KO’ing perennial contender Luis Tavares in the first round. Now he gets his opportunity to enter the biggest kickboxing tournament of the year. 

Uku Jurjendal (18-7, 14 KO) – A bulldozer from Estonia, Jurjendal showed everyone what he is capable of in his last fight with first-round KO victory thanks to some devastating power punches.

The matchups for the heavyweight tournament semi-finals will be determined at a later date. The full card and semi-final matchups are expected to be announced later this week.

Tickets for GLORY 87 will be available at the end of the week and can be purchased from GLORYKickboxing.com. Who do you expect to win the tournament? Let us know below…

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Jake Noecker is a Philadelphia based MMA Content Producer who conducts fighter interviews for The Scrap. You may also know him from his UFC betting article for BetQL Network or as the producer of the 'Tapped Out' podcast on Audacy Sports.
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