17-5-1 (6 KO)
Itay  Gershon
Current Rank
#6 Lightweight
Height
176 CM / 5'9"
Nationality
Israel Israel
Weightclass
Lightweight
Weight
71 KG / 157 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
None
Age
28

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 4-1-1 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 08:06 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 3:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 12.63 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 8.99 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 3.64 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 59.1 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Draw Guerric Billet Glory 78
Superfight
2021-09-04
SD
Win Zhaoyang Li Glory 74: Collision 2
Superfight
2019-12-21
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Loss Luke Whelan Glory 65: Utrecht
Superfight
2019-05-17
SD
Win Trevor Ragin Glory 55: New York
Superfight
2018-07-20
TKO
0:36 of Round 2
Win Justin Houghton Glory 48: New York
Superfight
2017-12-01
UD
Win Rafal Dudek Glory 43: New York
Superfight
2017-07-14
UD

Fighter Bio

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Itay
Gershon
4-1-1 (1 KO) Israel

2017
World Games - Bronze Medal

2016
WAKO European Cup - 1st Place

2015
IFMA World Cup - Gold Medal

2014
WAKO World Cup - Gold Medal

 



Itay Gershon holds the 

Born and raised in Jerusalem and now resident in a Tel Aviv suburb, Gershon is regarded as the best striker in the Israeli martial arts scene and holds the distinction of being the first Israeli fighter to sign with GLORY Kickboxing.

“I was born in Jerusalem and grew up in an area called Katamon,” he says. “It was a rough neighborhood, there were a lot of thugs around. I had to learn to defend myself; I started training when I was 14, after a group of older teenagers beat me up and one of them cut me with a knife.

“At the same time, growing up, my father was often very sick. It was stressful. All this trauma changed me, gave me the desire to be as strong and tough as I can possibly be. At first I started training to protect myself, alongside my brother, but I soon fell in love with the sport. 

Gershon says that very quickly he knew that he wanted nothing more in life than to be a professional kickboxer and a world champion. At age 15 he took his first steps into amateur competition with the IFMA (International Federation Muay Thai Amateur) and competed in tournaments staged in Russia and Europe.

Success followed success. He soon became known for his range of spectacular and unorthodox techniques plus an explosive level of power which would frequently have his opponent left lying on the canvas, unable to continue. Gershon won European and world amateur championships prior to arriving in GLORY and now has his heart set on kickboxing's top prize: a GLORY belt.

Clip: A stunning Gershon finish from his time in the IFMA amateur Muay Thai circuit: