Glory 33 was an action-packed event. Twitter followers were able to keep up with what was going on through the live-tweets of NewYorkFighting.com contributor @pariunderthesea.
Notable highlights include Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry (UK) calling out Rico Verhoeven (NL) moments after his win against Anthony “Joker” McDonald (USA).
Francois Ambang (USA) showed why he was “BangBang” with a unanimous win over Daniel “Machina” Morales (MEX).
With the Middleweight World Title on the line, Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (NL) knocked Simon Marcus (CAN) silly to reclaim his belt.
The women’s Bantamweight bout also thrilled, with a superfight between Daniela Graf (GER) and Jessica “Thumper” Gladstone (CAN), who filled in short notice and ultimately won the bout.
Hesdy “Fighter’s Heart” Gerges (EG) put up against Guto Inocente (BR), but the win went to Inocente via split decision.
Kevin VanNostrand (USA) came in with a second-round TKO over David “Man of God” Moore (USA).
The Superfights also pleased, with Zarrukh Adashev winning by unanimous decision over Amine Ballafrikh, and Jennie Nedell taking a victory home in her Glory debut with her win against Anna Shearer.
The Featherweight Tournament of the night highlighted Matt “Matics” Embree’s (CAN) technical skills and his hook that sent his opponents literally flying backwards.
“The King of Kickboxing” Rico Verhoeven defended the Heavyweight World Title against Anderson “Braddock” Silva (BR), finishing the night with a second-round TKO.
Some of the greatest were in attendance for the event, including JiuJitsu legend and former PRIDE fighter Renzo Gracie, as well as UFC’s Chris Weidman. Energy was high as WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo covered the fight, which was being shown on both UFC FightPass and ESPN 2.
Full results for the event listed below:
Rico Verhoeven def. Anderson “Braddock” Silva by TKO (three knockdowns in the round). Round 2, 2:57 – for heavyweight title
Matt Embree def. Giga Chikadze by knockout (hook). Round 2, 1:28 – featherweight tournament final
Guto Inocente def. Hesdy Gerges by split decision (29-28, 129-28, 28-29)
Matt Embree def. Chi Bin Lim by TKO (two knockdowns in one round). Round 2, 3:00 – featherweight tournament semifinal
Giga Chikadze def. Serhiy Adamchuk by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) – featherweight tournament semifinal
Jason Wilnis def. Simon Marcus by TKO (three knockdowns). Round 3 – for middleweight title
Chi Lewis-Parry def. Anthony McDonald by TKO (stoppage). Round 2, 3:00
Jessica Gladstone def. Daniela Graf by majority decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29) – women’s super bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Francois Ambang def. Daniel Morales by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin VanNostrand def. David Moore by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 2, 0:35
Zarrukh Adashev def. Amine Ballafrikh by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Jennie Nedell def. Anna Shearer by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Brandon Cuttino def. Joe Bastone
Saidi Mohamed def. Andrew Ball
Jonathan Di Bella def. William Calhoun III
Iskander Usmanov def. Luke Todd
Shannon Halstead def Raquane Alexander
Diego Jagessar def. Anthony Lopez
Justin Muslija def. Brandon Joza
Fight Coverage: Pari Aryafar (@PariUnderTheSea)
Photos: Samad Haq
Tags: Glory 33, Glory Kickboxing, Lou Neglia, New York Fighting