GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a landmark partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS.
Through the deal between GLORY and UFC FIGHT PASS, future GLORY SuperFight Series cards will air live on the UFC FIGHT PASS digital streaming platform, beginning with GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.
“In 2015, we broke new ground with SuperFight Series, putting our featherweight championship on the line for the first time,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “In 2016, fans on UFC FIGHT PASS will see more world title fights – we have two championship match-ups in March – more title contender bouts, and more of the non-stop stand-up action that GLORY is known for.”
In addition, UFC FIGHT PASS has licensed the world’s largest library of kickboxing programming from GLORY, including access to events and individual fights from promotions like GLORY, K-1, It’s Showtime, and others. The deal adds thousands of hours of archived kickboxing bouts to the extensive mixed martial arts library currently curated by UFC FIGHT PASS.
GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann added, “UFC FIGHT PASS is at the top of the global MMA business and GLORY is the leading kickboxing league worldwide. This is an unprecedented partnership – bringing the best of MMA together with the best of kickboxing on a single platform that is available to fight fans around the world.”
UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik said: “We are excited to add world-class live kickboxing, and the definitive kickboxing fight library, to UFC FIGHT PASS. GLORY has a deserved reputation as the leader in striking sports and I know our great FIGHT PASS customers are going to be very excited by this news. We are continually looking at ways to increase the value to our subscribers and GLORY events will be a huge asset in our offering.”
GLORY SuperFight Series showcases GLORY’s deep roster of kickboxing talent by featuring rising contenders competing for the points which will propel them up the rankings, alongside champions and challengers vying for gold in world title bouts.
GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago is headlined by crossover MMA and kickboxing star Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (20-6, 12 KO), currently ranked No. 1 in the world, taking on fellow Californian Mike Lemaire (14-2, 7 KO) in a middleweight showcase bout.
The five-fight card for GLORY Super Fight Series Chicago can be found below:
GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago
Middleweight Headline Bout: Joe Schilling vs. Mike Lemaire
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Maurice Greene
Heavyweight Bout: Demoreo Dennis vs. Guto Inocente
Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Pawel Jedrzejczyk
Welterweight Bout: Casey Greene vs. Danny Morales
Tickets for GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago (including access to GLORY 27 Chicago) are priced at $200, $100, $60 and $35. Tickets are available for purchase at searscentre.com and the Sears Centre Arena box office.
For more information, visit glorykickboxing.com.