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Daniel “The Savage Samurai” Ghita (48-9) fights on the Glory 11 Chicago card in the Glory Heavyweight Championship Tournament.  Ghita faces Brazilian Anderson “Braddock” Silva in the semi-finals.

Ghita looked every bit the man to beat in 2012 at heavyweight.  Indeed Ghita rode a 10 fight win streak before being stopped by Semmy Schilt in the final of Glory’s inaugural heavyweight tournament, the much maligned Grand Slam.

Since then, Ghita has gone 1-1 this year, losing dramatically to Gokhan Saki by an amazing 12 hit combination at Glory 7 earlier this year.  Ghita got a notch in the “W” column after demolishing Brice Guidon at Glory 9.

Ghita is the favourite heading into his match with Anderson Silva, but the Brazilian is no push-over, Ghita will need to bring his best to ensure he moves on to the heavyweight championship tournament final.