Glory 12 comes to us live from New York, live on Spike TV tonight at 6 P.M PST/9 P.M EST. Tonight’s card features Glory’s 4-man Lightweight tournament for the 2013 championship and the grand prize of $150,000. FightLine has you covered for live results, play by play, and discussion!
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GLORY 12 NEW YORK
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Andy Ristie vs. Robin van Roosmalen – Lightweight Tournament Finals
Ristie lands first with a low kick followed by a push kick. Ristie switches to south paw and throws three push kicks consecutively. Roosmalen whips a right kick to the body. Ristie continues to use his push keeps to keep Roosmalen at bay. Roosmalen lands a left jab followed by a low kick; Ristie responds by working his jab and using it to set up a body kick. Ristie throws his push kick once more. Roosmalen lands a low kick, Ristie responds with a three punch combination. Roosmalen connects with a hook over the top, Ristie lands a body kick that has Roosmalen off balance and stumbling to the mat. He returns to the feet and is fine. ROosmalen lands a low kick, Ristie a jab. Ristie presses forward, backing Roosmalen into the ropes coming forward with a knee. Roosmalen explodes forward with a left hook over the top. Roosmalen is able to close the distance and throws a flurry sneaking an uppercut in. Ristie responds, pressing forward with a combination connecting with Roosmalen – the final punch of the combination sends Roosmalen to the mat. Roosmalen gets up before the bell.
Ristie opens the round with a knee. Roosmalen drags Ristie into a wild exchange; Ristie obliges. They swing wildly, both landing. Roosmalen lands a hard low kick that knocks Ristie to the mat. He pops back up. They continue to exchange but a mouth piece falls out and the fight is paused. Ristie presses forward, closing the distance to land knees but is swept to the mat. Ristie gets up and they resume. Ristie comes forward aggressively landing some solid hooks, Roosmalen hits the mat but it was a slip. Ristie immediately presses forward after the fight is resumed. Ristie is unloading on Roosmalen – Roosmalen is dropped again! Roosmalen doesn’t get back up! Ristie knocks out both Petrosyan and Roosmalen in the same night!
Andy Ristie defeats Robin van Roosmalen via knock out in round 2.
Wayne Barrett vs. Joe Schilling
Schilling is the aggressor early, landing a push kick that has Barrett off balance. Schilling connects with a hook. Barrett regains his composure. Schilling connects with consecutive body kicks. Barrett beginning to loosen up, switching stances and opening up with his kicks. Barrett sets up a straight right hand that slips through the guard of Schilling., Schilling responds with a left hook. Barrett and Schilling clinch up; Schilling lands a knee but is then tripped to the ground with Barrett landing on top of him. Schilling comes forward, Barrett clinches. Barrett really opening up with his footwork; Schilling, likely out of frustration, stands infront of him with his hands in the air trying to bait him in. Barrett keeps his composure and doesn’t take the bait. The bell sounds.
Barrett and Schilling both come out swinging wildly to open the round. Barrett getting the better of the exchanges who connects hard with a left hook that wobbles Schilling. Barrett is chasing after him now, tagging Schilling with a left followed by a right cross that drops Schilling. Knockdown scored, the fight resumes. Schilling with a body kick, Barrett stalking him down setting up more straight rights off his jab btu Schilling hasn’t given up yet still firing back. Barrett tags him with another cross. Schilling attempts a spinning back fist but is countered immediately and he covers up. Schilling appears to of recovered at this point but both fighters have noticeably slowed. Barrett continues to press forward but eats a push kick that knocks him off balance and onto the mat. Barrett continues to press forward and clips Schilling knocking him down for the second time in the round but the bell sounds and Schilling is okay.
Schilling comes forward early trying to land another push kick but Barrett clinches up and they reset. Schilling connects with a straight. The two clinch up with Schilling landing the better knees. Barrett is backing up more in this round as Schilling is chasing after him setting up overhands with his jabs. Barrett is connecting from the out side. Schilling attempts a jumping knee followed by a leaping spinning back kick. Barrett is backed up into the ropes. Schilling connects and Barrett is dropped! Barrett gets up to his feet. Schilling chases after him, Barrett forces a clinch. Barrett turns Schilling against the ropes and lands two punches before separation. Schilling with a spinning back fist attempt; they clinch and trade knees. They separate; another spinning back fist attempt. Final 10 seconds, Barrett connects with a jab and then clinches, Schilling lands some short knees and the final bell sounds!
Wayne Barrett defeats Joe Schilling via unanimous decision (28-26, 28-26, 28-26)
Ben Edwards vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Edwards tries to unload a right hand early, Saddik moves out of harms way and begins to attack with low kicks. Edwards looks to press forward, get inside and land while Saddik is looking to keep his range with hiw low kicks and counters. Edwards looks to come forward with a right but is countered by Saddik and sent to the mat. He gets up without hesitation. Edwards moves to get inside but eats a knee and separates. Saddik lands another low kick. Edwards comes forward with a jab but is countered by a straight and another knee. They trade low kicks. Saddik lands a hard hook to the liver followed by a low kick. Edwards continues to press forward looking to set up his overhand right but is largely being countered. Just before the bell Saddik clinches and connects with a knee.
Edwards opens the round with low kicks followed by an overhand right attempt that is slipped by Saddik and countered. Edwards is covering up as Saddik unloads some punishing shots. Edwards backs off to the center of the ring. Edwards presses forward with some weak low kicks still looking to find that right hand but Saddik is picking him apart from the outside setting up body shots and straights with his low kicks. Edwards connects with a hook to the body of his own before they clinch up and are separated. Edwards isn’t setting up his overhand right well which allows Saddik to time his counters as well as land knees in the clinch. Final 10 seconds, they trade low kicks before the bell.
Edwards, despite being down big on the score cards, is still pressing forward. Saddik throws a knee up the middle as Edwards plods forward. They trade low kicks. Edwards throws a very light-hearted overhand right; it appears fatigue has set in. Saddik counters with a hook to the liver. Edwards chaarges at Saddik connecting with a left hook. Edwards connects with a right that has Saddik backing up. Saddik connects with a knee but Edwards continues to press forward who has turned up the volume of his punches, backing Saddik up against the ropes and teeing off. Saddik looks to clinch up with Edwards but Edwards sneaks a shot over the top. Saddik is hurt. The clock is counting down. Edwards is teeing off and connecting! Saddik goes down! The fight is stopped! Edwards wins by knock out!
Ben Edwards defeats Jamal Ben Saddik via knock out in round 3.
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Andy Ristie — Lightweight Tournament Semi Final
Ristie opens with a front kick followed by a low kick. Petrosyan evades most of the strikes thrown by Ristie thus far before exploding forward with an over hand left and a body kick. Ristie looks to attack the lead leg of Petrosyan but Petrosyan times a high kick and follows it up with a low kick. Ristie explodes forward with a two punch combination, closing it out with a knee. Petrosyan gets clipped with a knee but goes over the top with a hook that lands clean. Petrosyan then lands a low kick followed by another left hook. Ristie counters a Petrosyan low kick with a straight left. Petrosyan presses Ristie, backing him up to the ropes but neither fighter landing cleanly in the exchange before the bell.
Ristie comes out feinting knees and kicks before exploding forward, backing Petrosyan up and catching him off balance tripping backwards into the corner. As he’s propped against the ropes from stumbling, Ristie lands a knee to the chest. Petrosyan eats a low kick and then comes forward with a straight left. Ristie lands a kick to the liver followed by a push kick, coming forward with a double jab and a right hook. Petrosyan presses forward, slipping a punch and landing a counter. Ristie throws a knee to the mid section but his foot followed high that lands just below the belt that calls for a pause of action. We resume. Ristie throws some looping punches towards Petrosyan who slips the punches and counters effectively. Ristie throws a right to the body that Petrosyan counters with a body kick. Final 10 seconds, Ristie charges forward with another hook but is countered by Petrosyan.
Ristie comes out very aggressive not letting Petrosyan find his rhythm. Ristie unloads a huge left that lands flush on the chin of Petrosyan dropping him. The referee counts down. Petrosyan can’t get up! Ristie knocks out Petrosyan!
Andy Ristie defeats Giorgio Petrosyan via knock out in round 3.
Robin van Roosmalen vs. Davit Kiria — Lightweight Tournament Semi Final
Roosmalen and Kiria exchange low kicks early, Roosmalen appearing to get the better of the early kick exchanges but Kiria has began to mix up his jab with his low kicks. Roosmalen is pressing forward with low kicks and right hooks while Kiria is mixing it up with strikes to the body – both kicks and hooks while using his jab to keep Roosmalen at range. Roosmalen goes high with a knee which has Kiria landing a three punch body body head combination. Roosmalen continues pressing forward blocking the majority of combinations thrown while attacking the lead leg of Kiria with low kicks. 10 seconds left in the round, Kiria connects with a hook up high in between exchange.
Kiria continues to use his jab to set up punching combinations while Roosmalen presses forward with his attack using punches, knees, and hard low kicks. Roosmalen is attacking Kiria at all angles and finding a home for more of his strikes as Kiria’s blows are largely being blocked. Roosmalen lands two hooks to the body. Kiria appears to be more on the defensive at this point, covering up while Roosmalen throws strikes to the body to set up head strikes all while mixing up low kicks. Kiria attempts an axe kick that draws a crowd reaction. Final 10 seconds and both fighters throw huge looping hooks, both missing just wide.
Roosmalen continues his assault on the lead leg of Kiria, closing out his combinations with a low kick whenever possible. Kiria is having a hard time stringing any combinations together – the guard of Roosmalen is impressive, avoiding much damage. The punches of Kiria are losing their snap while Roosmalen is still landing effectively. Roosmalen has found a home for his knee to the body. Roosmalen presses forward, landing a left hook to the head of Kiria. Final 10 seconds, Roosmalen explodes with a flying knee but just misses. This draws Kiria into throwing another axe kick attempt but he slips and falls to the mat before the closing bell.
Robin van Roosmalen defeats Davit Kiria via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)