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Eight light-heavyweight (209 pounds/95 kilograms) hopefuls step into the ring for the inaugural ROAD TO GLORY USA tournament at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Okla. tonight, but only one of them can emerge as the winner of the one-night, single-elimination affair.
The quarterfinal matches which will open the tournament have been determined by a random draw and they have thrown up some interesting combinations. Two of the tournament entrants are undefeated in their professional careers but at least one of them will suffer their first loss tonight.
In the tournament’s first match, Roy “Wreckin’ Ball” Boughton (8-3, 8 KOs) of Concord, Calif. will face Daniel “Sandman” Brison (9-2, 6 KOs) of Greenville. With Boughton having a 100% knockout ratio in all his wins and Brison having a 66% ratio in his, this fight is unlikely to go the distance.
The second quarter-final match will see tournament favorite and ISKA champion Randy “Boom Boom” Blake (25-1, 17 KOs) of Owasso, Okla. squaring off with the tournament underdog Dustin Jacoby, who boasts an 8-3 MMA record and stepped into the tournament on twenty-four hours notice.
Brian “The Lion” Collette (17-0, 14 KOs) of Norfolk, Va. has a perfect professional record and is the second-favorite to win the tournament behind Blake. He faces Jeremy ‘The Freak’ Freitag (8-3, 1 KO), who hails from Sacramento, California and is a protégé of former WEC champion Urijah Faber.
The last quarter-final fight pits Muay Thai standout Myron “The Future” Dennis (10-2, 4 KOs) of Oklahoma City, Okla. against Kyle “The Ragin’ Cajun” Martin (7-0, 4 KOs) of New Orleans, La. in a very compelling match which is sure to be big on action.
The winners of the first two fights will face each other in the semifinals, as will the winners of the last two fights. Should any fighter be injured and unable to take his semi-final spot he will be replaced by the winner of the tournament’s alternate bout between Jason “The Scorpion” Broom (2-0, 2 KOs) of Sapulpa, Okla. and John King (3-1, 2 KOs) of Amarillo, Tex.
“This event marks the beginning of an intensive mission to identify and develop young up and coming fighters into future GLORY superstars and world champions,” said GLORY CEO Marcus Luer.
“ROAD TO GLORY is our development series. This is where you have to first show us that you have what it takes to be a GLORY fighter. Only the winner is guaranteed a chance to fight in our main GLORY shows which are held all over the world.
“We realize that there is a significant pool of aspiring kickboxing champions in The United States but, to date, a lack of opportunity has been a major barrier, prohibiting Stand up fighters here from fulfilling their dreams of becoming the best in the world in what they do. GLORY is committed to changing this with our ROAD TO GLORY USA fight series.”