Danyo 'Dibuba' Ilunga
Current Rank
#6 Light Heavyweight
191 CM / 6'3"
Light Heavyweight
94 KG / 207 LBS
Social Media

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 7-6-0 (4 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 7:05 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 6:4 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 11.31 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 10.81 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 0.5 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 48.37% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Michael Duut Glory 49: Redemption
Dec 09 2017
Loss Ariel Machado Glory 38: Chicago
Feb 24 2017
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Loss Michael Duut Glory 36: Collision
Dec 10 2016
Decision - Unanimous
Loss Mourad Bouzidi Glory 26: Amsterdam
Dec 04 2015
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Loss Artem Vakhitov Glory 25: Milan
Nov 06 2015
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Saulo Cavalari Glory 18: Oklahoma - Return to Glory
Nov 07 2014
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Bogdan Stoica Glory 15: Istanbul
Apr 12 2014
Win Michael Duut Glory 11: Chicago
Oct 12 2013
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Win Mourad Bouzidi Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Dustin Jacoby Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
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Loss Tyrone Spong Glory 9: New York
Jun 22 2013
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Win Stephane Susperregui Glory 5: London
Mar 23 2013
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Win Ali Cenik Glory 2: Brussels
Oct 06 2012
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

Twitter Danyo 'Dibuba' Ilunga

7-6-0 (4 KO) Germany

GLORY Fight of the Year 2016

GLORY 36 Fight of the Night

It's Showtime 95kg World Champion

I.K.B.O. Muaythai Champion

I.M.C. Muaythai Champion

Danyo ‘Dibuba’ Ilunga is very popular with fans, not least because of his flamboyant ring entrances in the traditional warrior costume of his native Congo. Ilunga was born in the African republic in 1987 but as a child his family fled to Europe to escape the civil war, settling in Germany. He now represents both Congo and Germany when he fights. 

Another reason for his popularity is his fighting style. Ilunga trains under Remy ‘The Flying Dutchman’ Bonjasky and has adopted some of the three-time K-1 winner’s infamous flamboyance. Bonjasky is famed for his use of the flying knee and this technique has also found its way into Ilunga’s own tool-kit, along with the occasional flying kick.

Ilunga made his professional debut in 2008 and dominated the German circuit for several years until receiving a call to debut for It's Showtime, at the time Europe’s leading kickboxing organization. Ilunga fought Wendell Roche for the vacant light-heavyweight title which had been vacated by Tyrone Spong following his move up to heavyweight.

As he was not very well known outside of the German scene, Ilunga surprised a lot of people by outworking Roche over five rounds, scoring well with counter attacks and visibly frustrating him on the way to taking a unanimous decision victory and the It's Showtime world title belt. In October last year he made his GLORY debut with a unanimous decision win over Turkey’s Ali Cenik and he hopes to capture the GLORY Light-Heavyweight title in 2013.