- Wayne Barrett (R3 – UD) Joe Schilling
- Ben Edwards (R3 – KO) Jamal Ben Saddik
- Ky Hollenbeck (R3 – UD) Warren Stevelmans
Semi Final #1:
- Robin van Roosmalen (R3 – UD) Davit Kiria
Semi Final #2:
- Andy Ristie (R3 – KO) Giorgio Petrosyan
- Andy Ristie (R2 – KO) Robin van Roosmalen
- Casey Greene (R1- KO) John King
- Niko Tsigaras (R1 – KO) Dominick Biondo
- John Bowman (R3 – KO) Villi Bello
- Alexy Filyakov (R1 – KO) Mohamed Fanzy
- Thiago Michel R3 – UD) Paul Marfort
- Saulo Cavalari (R1 – KO) Mourad Bouzidi
- Francois ambang (R3 – TKO) Eddie Walker
- Jhonata Diniz (R1 – TKO) Igor Jurkovic
- Brian Collette (R1 – KO) Warren Thompson
- Artem Vakhitov (R3 – UD) Nenad Pagonis
The 31 year old Dutch-Surinamese fighter defeated number 1 ranked Giorgio Petrosyan and number 2 ranked Robin van Roosmalen, both by KO on the same night, to win the second Glory lightweight tournament.
I told everybody before this tournament that I would be number one. I knew I was going to win,” said Ristie afterwards. “I trained really hard for this fight. I have a difficult style for people to fight against and I have the power to knock anybody out.
“When Petrosyan went down I knew he was finished, I could feel it as soon as I hit him. I was really happy. People didn’t give me a chance in this fight but I proved them wrong. And I had the right tactics to beat Robin.
Petrosyan has since admited that he broke his left hand against Ristie in the first round. Undoubtedly this worked to Ristie’s advantage, however luck of this sort is never enough to guarantee victory and Ristie can take full credit for his win over Petrosyan.
Ristie’s achievement on Saturday is possibly the greatest performance by a lightweight 70kg kickboxer in one night tournament in the history of the sport. That may sound like hyperbole, but after taking a look through the records of previous K-1 Max tournament winners (and van Roosmalen’s It’s Showtime Fast & Furious 70Max win) I can’t see another tournament where a fighter has defeated the number 1 and number 2 ranked 70kg fighters in the same night and defeated them in such dramatic fashion.
I will be honest, while I thought Ristie would be a challenging fight for Giorgio Petrosyan, I really didn’t think Ristie would win. “Ristie is good, but he throws way too many jumping knees” I thought. (Well, maybe I can claim to be partially right about this because Ristie didn’t use his jumping knees at all against Petrosyan and van Roosmalen.) Instead, Ristie made great use of his height and length, putting pressure on Petrosyan and Van Roosmalen to take control before dispatching both opponents.
No doubt Ristie will face Petrosyan and van Roosmalen again in 2014 and they will be much anticipated rematches.
Andy “The Machine” Ristie (42-3-1) just pulled off a huge upset in the Glory lightweight tournament at Glory 12 New York today, defeating Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan (76-1-2-1) by knockout in the third round.
The fight was fairly even heading into the third round. While Ristie had left openings for Petrosyan to counter, Ristie’s timing had kept Petrosyan from landing more often. Ristie came out hard in the third round, catching Petrosyan with a right hand that sent the champion crashing to the mat. Petrosyan was unable to gain his feet satisfactorily within the count and the referee called the fight.
This is the first time Giorgio Petrosyan has lost since 2007 and only the second loss of his career. Since that 2007 loss, Petrosyan had been undefeated in 42 consecutive fights.
Can Ristie pull of a second upset tonight and defeat Robin van Roosmalen in the lightweight tournament final?
Full card below:
GLORY 12 NEW YORK
Joe ‘Stitch ‘Em Up’ Schilling vs. Wayne Barrett
Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Ben ‘The Guvnor’ Edwards
GLORY Lightweight Championship Tournament
Semi Final One:
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Andy Ristie
Robin Van Roosmalen vs. Davit Kiria
Tournament Reserve Fight:
Ky Hollenbeck Shemsi Beqiri
GLORY Superfight Series 12:
Igor Jurkovic vs. Jhonata Diniz
Francois Ambang (10-3, 2 KO’s) vs. Eddie ‘Showtime’ Walker
Brian ‘The Lion’ Collette vs. Warren Thompson
Dustin Jacoby vs. Makoto Uehara
Artem Vakhitov vs. Nenad Pagonis
Paul Marfort vs. Thiago Michel
Schilling recently had a great night in the office at Glory 10 Los Angeles, defeating Kengo Shimizu and Artem Levin on the same night to take out the Glory Middleweight World Championship Tournament.
Barrett has only fought three times professionally but there is no denying that he is a talented fighter. Barret has won both of his fights in Glory easily and is ready for a step up in competition, however is he ready for a huge step up to Schilling’s level?
Schilling and Barrett are two of the best and most exciting middleweight kickboxers in the sport. This should be a real fun fight to watch, especially after the guaranted slobber knocker fight of Jamal Ben Saddik vs Ben Edwards.
No word at this stage whether Schilling vs Barrett will be for the Glory middleweight title.
Full card below:
- Middleweight: Joe Schilling (USA) vs. Wayne Barrett (USA)
- Heavyweight: Jammal Ben Saddik (MAR) vs. Ben Edwards (AUS)
- Lightweight Tournament Semi Final #1: Giorgio Petrosyan (ITA) vs. Andy Ristie (SUR)
- Lightweight Tournament Semi Final #2: Robin van Roosmalen (NLD) vs. Davit Kiria (GEO)
- Lightweight Tournament Reserve: Shemsi Beqiri (SWI) vs. Ky Hollenbeck (USA)
- Heavyweight: Igor Jurkovic (CRO) vs. Jhonata Diniz (BRA)
- Welterweight: Francois Ambang (USA) vs. Eddie Walker (USA)
- Light-heavyweight: Bryan Collette (USA) vs. Warren Thompson (USA)
- Light-heavyweight: Middleweight: Dustin Jacoby (USA) vs. Makoto Uehara (JPN)
- Light-heavyweight: Artem Vakhitov (RUS) vs. Nenad Pagonis (SRB)
Francois Ambang (10-3), recent winner of Glory’s talent finding series “Road to Glory”, will face Eddie “Showtime” Walker (11-3-1), another fighter discovered through the “Road to Glory” series. Walker made his Glory debut at Glory 5, losing to Steve Wakeling.
Brian “The Lion” Collette (20-2), who recently defeated Randy “Boom Boom” Blake at Glory 10 Los Angeles, will face Muay Thai fighter and TUF season 11 participant Warren Thompson.
Artem Vakhitov (9-4), who made his Glory will face Nenad Pagonis (6-2).
Dustin Jacoby (4-2) returns to the ring to face Makoto Uehara (15-4-1). Jacoby won the first “Road to Glory” tournament. Uehara has K-1 experience and holds a notable win over Stefan Leko.
Watch the two best kickboxers at 70kg in the world as they fought each other in the final of the Glory lightweight 8-man tournament at Glory 3 Rome last year.
Robin Van Roosmalen will be looking to even the score with Giorgio Petrosyan at Glory 12 New York, however he will need to get past Davit Kiria first.
Ben Edwards, Giorgio Petrosyan, Glory 12 New York, Glory Lightweight World Championship Tournament, Jammal Ben Saddik, Ky Hollenbeck, Madison Square Garden, New York, Robin van Roosmalen, Shemsi Beqiri
Glory have announced more fights for their upcoming Glory 12 New York card, set to take place at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden on the 23rd November.
Switzerland’s Shemsi Beqiri (72-9) will face American Ky Hollenbeck (45-3) in the reserve bout for the Glory Lightweight World Championship Tournament. Both fighters recently fought on the Glory 10 Los Angeles card where Beqiri dropped a decision loss to Robin Van Roosmalen, while Ky Hollenbeck picked up a decision win over Albert Krauss.
At heavyweight, Moroccan Jamal Ben Saddik (24-3) and Australian Ben “The Guv’nor” Edwards (35-9-3) in what promises to be a big, bad, slugfest (hopefully). I can’t say that I’ve seen Ben Saddik do anything other than win or lose big so this fight could be a wonderful contrast to the clean, fast and technical battles that the lightweights will put on.
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.