Friday, May 27, 2011

Golden Glory to Host First YouTube Pay-Per-View Event [UPDATE: Video]

UPDATED May 27, 2011: Extended promo video and Marloes Coenen interview can be found at the bottom of this post.

Golden Glory will host YouTube's first ever pay-per-view event. Golden Glory 14 will be streamed via's official YouTube channel. The event features kickboxing and mixed martial arts finals bouts for the Golden Glory World Series Tournament as well as a double card of superfights. Tournament winners will earn a $150,00 purse. Big names like Houston Alexander, Gokhan Saki, Mighty Mo, and Houston Alexander highlight the card.

Promo video, press release, and full card follow.

YouTube and FIGHTGAMETV.COM Goes on the PPV Business to Broadcast 'Glory' MMA and Kickboxing World Series
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

May 28th, Pay-Per-View Event to Air Worldwide From Moscow, Russia

International mixed martial arts(MMA) and combat sports pay-per-view(PPV) pioneers Frederico Lapenda and Bas Boon have been breaking new ground around the world since 1994, they were the 4th producers to produce a MMA Pay Per View in then US, co-producers of the first MMA event in Holland and Japan, their event introduced PPV in Brazil, and now taking it to the next level with GLORY WORLD SERIES, this will the first PPV ever done by YouTube and it will feature MMA and kickboxing on the same card.

GLORY aims to reach the widest possible audience by broadcasting its event through Youtube, the most popular video sharing broadcast company in the world..

The event will take place in Moscow, Russia and this 14th edition will crown the winners of two eight-man tournaments, one in kickboxing and one in MMA, which have been ongoing for the past two events. Drama will high and tempers will be short as the finalists clash for the winner's purse of $150,000 each, in addition to their appearance fee.

FIGHTGAMETV.COM see a great demand for GLORY worldwide based on the fact that On Demand in the U.S. has a universe of 100 million homes and MMA franchises have been able to pull a 1.5 percent viewership approximately U$50.00 a hit generating hundreds of millions of dollars a year in the US alone.

GLORY is one of the top three fight shows in the world in viewership, production quality, and fighter level. The shows are broadcast in the US by HD Net and in over 80 other countries and have been held in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Moscow.

GLORY will feature fighters from over 11 different countries including MMA fighters Rasul Mirzaev (Russia), Dennis Stojnic (Bosnia), D. Staring (Holland), R. Savochka (Russia), Zabit Samedov (Belarus), Jason Jones (Holland), Houston Alexander (USA), and Kickboxers Gokhan Saki (Turkey) Artur Kyshenko (Uraine)I. Jurkovic (Croatia), Pavel Zuravliov (Ukraine), Nicolaj Filan (Germany), Mark "Fightshark" Miller (USA), Errol Zimmerman (Surinam), M. Bouzidi (Tunesia), Sergei Kharitonov (Russia), Mighty Mo (USA) N. Holzken (Holland).


More information, watch trailer and poster:

Golden Glory 14
May 28, 2011
Forum Hall
Moscow, Russia

MMA Welterweight Tournament Finals:
Tommy Depret vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Kickboxing Heavyweight Tournament Finals:
Gökhan Saki vs. Brice Guidon

Kickboxing Superfights:
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Mighty Mo
Mark "Fightshark" Miller vs. Nicolaj Falin
Nieky Holzken vs. Arthur Kyshenko
Errol Zimmerman vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Igor Jurkovic vs. Pavel Zuravliov
Zabit Samedov vs. Ali Cenik

Mixed Martial Arts Superfights:
Jason Jones vs. Houston Alexander
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Tommy Depret
Dion Staring vs. Ramon Savochka
Rasul Mirzaev vs. Roman Kishev

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