GLORY ventured into the United States with their latest show featuring a one night tournament with the winner taking $200,000. Tyrone Spong was able to leave the victor in the eight person tournament.
“It’s a responsibility,” said Spong after winning. “I’m one of the biggest faces for this organization, to promote the sport in a positive way and this stage. But I can deal with the pressure. I’ve been fighting main events since I was 18. I’m just happy it was a good event.”
Spong took two finishes and a decision to win everything. He knocked out number one seed Danyo Ilunga seconds into the finals.
GLORY 9 came from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY yesterday, June 22.
Randy Blake def. Koichi via unanimous decision
Artem Vakhitov def. Luis Tavares via KO at 1:06 of round 1
Anderson Silva def. Daniel Sam via unanimous decision
Danyo Ilunga def. Mourad Bouzidi via unanimous decision
Dustin Jacoby def. Brian Collette via split decision
Filip Verlinden def. Steve McKinnon via majority decision
Tyrone Spong def. Michael Duut via KO at :31 of round 1
Joseph Valtellini def. Francois Ambang via KO at 1:04 of round 3
Daniel Ghita def. Brice Guidon via KO at :49 of round 1
Danyo Ilunga def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision
Tyrone Spong def. Filip Verlinden via unanimous decision
Wayne Barrett def. Mike Lemaire via KO at 1:12 of round 2
Rico Verhoeven def. Errol Zimmerman via majority decision
Tyrone Spong def. Danyo Ilunga via KO at :16 of round 1