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  • McClatchie eyes GLORY kickboxing contract following show-stopping pro debut

    McClatchie eyes GLORY kickboxing contract following show-stopping pro debut

    Some would say that Taylor McClatchie's highlight reel head kick knockout of LAW MMA star Jennie Nedell was a "lucky" strike that just happened to connect at the right moment. But as the old adage goes, luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. The Ottawa-based newcomer told AXS that...
  • Sarah Thomas fights this weekend on Long Island

    Long Island MMA superstar Sarah Thomas set to make long-awaited return to the ring

    Hard-hitting Long Island superstar Sarah Thomas is set to make her long-awaited return to the kickboxing ring, as she fights Rhode Island standout Alexis Jendzejec on Aug. 28 at Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall in Wantagh, NY.  The fight is a battle between two of the fastest-rising young female...
  • Destiny Quinones is a fast-rising talent from New York

    New York MMA and kickboxing sensation Destiny Quinones primed for big year

    Heading deeper into 2016, the mission for Destiny "The Cage Cutie" Quinones is fairly clear and simple: put on crowd-pleasing performances, rack up more world titles, and turn pro before the year is done. Quinones, a fast-rising atomweight who trains at the world-renowned Kai Next Level Mixed...
  • Aggressive Combat Championships returns to Queens in February

    Aggressive Combat Championships 14 set for February in Queens

    Aggressive Combat Championships (ACC), New York's premier amateur MMA and kickboxing promotion, has big plans for 2016. Following the highly-successful "ACC 13" show in December, Aggressive Combat Championships returns to the Queens Theatre at Flushing Meadow Park in Corona, New York, on Feb. 2...
  • Eric Olsen collides with Elvis Gashi

    Friday Night Fights: Eric Olsen steps up on short notice to take on Elvis Gashi

    When Friday Night Fights President Justin Blair called Eric "Bloodaxe" Olsen (2-1 under Glory kickboxing rules) to ask if he would be willing to step up on 12 days notice for a fight against one of the top undefeated left-handed strikers in combat sports, he was probably expecting the New York...
  • Melissa Balic beat Jamie Butcher at strawweight at ACC 12 in October

    Is Melissa Balic the next big thing in New York kickboxing?

    Melissa Balic is young, talented, marketable and dangerous. And it may not be long before the world knows her name. By all accounts, she's well on her way to superstardom. Without the help of a professional public relations team, the red-hot, hard-hitting 18-year-old phenom has amassed a following...
  • In photos: Aggressive Combat Championships 13

    In photos: Aggressive Combat Championships 13

    Strawweight superstars Jillian DeCoursey and Silvia Mondelli went to battle on Dec. 5 at the Queens Theatre in Corona, New York, sending a sellout crowd home happy after three rounds of mostly stand-up action at Aggressive Combat Championships 13. After nine minutes of war, DeCoursey earned the nod...
  • Andrea DeAngelo fights Tiffany Cass in Brooklyn

    Andrea DeAngelo looks to cap year with win in Brooklyn

    Hard-hitting New York kickboxing sensation Andrea DeAngelo makes her hotly-anticipated return to the ring next month, as she collides with Canadian striker Tiffany Cass on the "Battle of the Millennium" card slated for Dec. 4 in Brooklyn. DeAngelo, who rose to fame with fights under the Glory...
  • Brye Anne Russillo quiets critics with solid performance at ACC 12

    Brye Anne Russillo quiets critics with solid performance at ACC 12

    Brye Anne Russillo's hype train may have slowed with her loss to Paige Lian at Aggressive Combat Championships 12, but the 29-year-old Long Island bartender took plenty of positives from the defeat. Russillo, who dropped a close judges' decision in a 150-pound kickboxing bout for the ACC Catchweight...
  • Glory is bringing an explosive fight card to Italy

    Glory 25 preview: Van Roosmalen looks to continue championship form

    Glory, the world's top kickboxing promotion, is bringing a stacked fight card to The Palalper in Monza, Italy, this winter, as hard-hitting lightweight champ Robin "Pokerface" van Roosmalen (34-6-0, 19 KOs) puts his title on the line against Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (99-27-5, 26 KOs) in the...
  • Shannon Sinn is excited to fight her longtime rival at Glory 24

    Glory 24 preview: Shannon Sinn excited for hometown fight against longtime rival

    Hard-hitting Colorado sensation Shannon Sinn (2-2 MMA, 0-0 Glory) said Sept. 27 in an exclusive interview with AXS that she's primed and pumped for a rematch with her longtime rival -- flyweight superstar Maureen "Baby Face" Riordon. The ladies will fight each other on the Glory 24 card that goes...
  • Lion Fight 24 hits Foxwoods Resort Casino this weekend

    Lion Fight 24 preview: Ky Hollenbeck looks to build momentum

    Lion Fight is bringing a stacked Muay Thai kickboxing card to the East Coast this weekend, as two-time world champ Ky Hollenbeck (17-3-1) collides with Chicago superstar Richard Abraham (7-2) in a 160-pound headliner, according to a Sept. 20 tweet from the promotion. Lion Fight 24, which airs live...
  • Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate have proven that female fighters can become huge pay-per-view draws.Should GLORY kickboxing take a cue from the

    5 ways to fix GLORY kickboxing's ratings problem

    GLORY kickboxing hasn't caught on in a big way in the United States, despite being one of the most exciting promotions in the realm of combat sports, according to a June 28 report from MMA Fighting. Last month's GLORY 21 card in San Diego drew just 488,000 viewers to Spike TV, and the show didn't...
  • Andrea DeAngelo calls for Glory World Series kickboxing to add women's division

    Andrea DeAngelo calls for Glory World Series kickboxing to add women's division

    Hard-hitting Brooklyn kickboxer Andrea DeAngelo (36-4-2) said on May 15 in an exclusive interview with AXS.com that she would like the Glory World Series kickboxing league to consider opening a women's division in the near future, hopefully by the end of this year. DeAngelo, 26, has already turned...
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