GLORY Sports International held a press conference Monday in Shenzhen, China to officially announce GLORY 57. GLORY 57 takes place on Saturday August 25 at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.
During the presentation, the first round draw of the all Chinese 8 man 70kg tournament took place. Here are the first round match ups. The top four seeds were selected based on past performances.
1. Liu Xu vs. Junchen Zhao
2. Tiehan Xu vs. Chao Wang
3. Li Deng vs. Alimu
4. Lei Feng vs. Wensheng Zhang
The winner will have to win three fights in one night, and will be recognized as the GLORY China 70kg champion. They also earn an opportunity to move up in the global rankings.
“GLORY 57 has an incredible fight card,” said GLORY co-founder and Vice Chairman Scott Rudmann.
“We’re going to start the night with an eight man tournament. All Chinese fighters. Eight young and talented athletes from all over China competing in the 70 kilogram weight class. We’re going to see who’s the strongest.”
“It’s a test of skill. It’s a test of stamina. It’s also a test of intelligence. The winner will officially enter the GLORY rankings,” he said.
“This tournament will determine the first Chinese ranking, and the winner will be crowned as the GLORY China champion,” said GLORY Head of Talent Operations Cor Hemmers. “This GLORY China champion will get a shot at the global international ranking later in the year.”