Glory released the draw today for the upcoming Glory Lightweight Tournament. This tournament will take place on the Glory 12 New York card on the 23rd November.
The four fighters to compete in the tournament are Andy Ristie (39-3-1), Robin van Roosmalen (30-5), Davit Kiria (21-8) and current Glory lightweight champion and number 1 ranked 70kg kickboxer Giorgio Petrosyan (78-1-1).
The semi-final matchups will see Ristie face Petrosyan while van Roosmalen will face Kiria.
It seems unlikely that Ristie will be able to pull off an upset against Petrosyan. It’s not impossible of course, but Petrosyan has more than earned the right to be a hands down favourite in any fight at the moment.
Van Roosmalen vs Kiria is a really exciting fight, especially given the way both guys fought on the recent Glory 12 card. Kiria completely shutdown 2012 K-1 World MAX champion Murthel Groenhart, battering Groenhart from corner to corner. Van Roosmalen also battered his opponent Shemsi Beqiri around the ring too.
We will post more updates when available.