News & Notes: Glory 50 Weigh-In and Broadcast Info, Fernando Groenhart, Pluto TV, “Kickboxer Grandmother”

The Glory 50 weigh-in will be open to the public and takes place today (Thursday February 15) at 7pm local Chicago time at Dave & Buster’s restaurant. Dave & Busters is located at 1030 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610. There is also a “meet and greet” scheduled with the lovely Glory Girls.

The start time for the main card Friday night (ESPN 3 is the broadcast channel  in the United States) is 11pm EST, 8pm on the West Coast. Murthel Groenhart defends his title against Harut Grigorian in the main event in the rematch of their controversial encounter last year. Chicago hometown hero Richard Abraham is in the co-feature against Malik Watson-Smith, a veteran of over 80 fights. There’s also the four man heavyweight tournament with Benny Adegbuyi, D’Angelo Marshall, Guto Inocente and hard-hitting newcomer Junior Tafa.

The Glory 50 Superfight Series takes place before the main card. Sittichai defends his lightweight title against Chris “Bad News” Baya in the main event, and there is also a heavyweight fight between Oklahoma’s Haze Wilson and Anthony McDonald. The Glory 50 Superfight Series will start at 830pm EST, 730 CST, 530 pm PST.  The event will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, and the full lineup can be found below.

Here is the lineup for the Glory 50 Superfight Series:
Lightweight Title Headline Bout: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (c) vs. Christian Baya
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Haze Wilson vs. Anthony McDonald
Welterweight Bout: Omar Moreno vs. Casey Greene
Welterweight Bout: Daniel Morales vs. Omari Boyd
Catchweight (150 lb)Bout: Diego Llamas vs. Justin Houghton

The Other Groenhart
Murthel Groenhart is not the only fighter in his family. His brother Fernando is also a pretty good fighter, with a record listed at 72-15-3(20). The World Fighting League announced that Fernando will face Darryl Sichtman on their March 25 event in Almere, Netherlands. He’s also scheduled to fight in Australia earlier in March on the PowerPlay 36 card taking place in Melbourne. Sichtman, also from the Netherlands, will first face Cyril Benzaquen of France on the ACB KB 13 event on February 24 in Paris. Sichtman has fought for the W5 promotion a few times. He’s a hard hitting southpaw nicknamed the “KO Specialist”.

Pluto TV
A good resource to catch up on kickboxing events is Pluto TV. Pluto TV is a FREE streaming service that has a bunch of different channels for news, movies, sports, etc. Glory has their own channel, and you can watch past events along with prelim fights and fighter spotlights. Fight Channel on Pluto is another good resource for kickboxing fans. I’ve been able to catch old K-1 events, W-5, and even KOK action. They also show some boxing and MMA. Visit the Pluto TV website for more info.

“Kickboxing Grandmother” an Internet Sensation
Carrie Hilton, a 36 year old British woman who has competed in kickboxing competitions, has become a hit on social media, according to the Daily Mail tabloid. Men who have seen her profile have proposed marriage, and she has also attracted a lot of attention from internet trolls accusing her of being a woman of poor  moral character. Hilton is known for being in great shape and also a grandmother despite being only 36 years of age. She is definitely not shy of the camera. You can find the story here.

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