Rotterdam, 8 August 2021 - GLORY announces its return to the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands for back-to-back events. GLORY 79 will take place on 23 October 2021, followed by GLORY 80 in early 2022. 27,000 fans will be welcome to attend each event.
Originally set to take place in March 2021, GLORY’s return to the GelreDome unfortunately had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Now rescheduled for GLORY 79 on October 23, the event will mark the promotion’s first appearance at the Gelredome since GLORY: Collision 2 in December of 2019 where Rico Verhoeven succesfully defended his heavyweight champion’s belt against a determined Badr Hari. GLORY: Collision 2 was a landmark sports event that set new records for gate, attendance and viewership in the Netherlands and Europe. The GLORY 79 headliners and full fight card will be announced soon.
"We are delighted to return to the place where we hosted our biggest event. To now join forces with the GelreDome in welcoming nearly 30,000 fans again is something we have been looking forward to for a long time. GLORY 79 promises absolute fireworks, with fights that everyone in the world will want to watch. We can't wait to give the fans what they've been waiting for. As you can imagine, the fight cards will be tremendous to match the size of the arena" said Scott Rudmann, Executive Vice Chairman of GLORY.
Herald van de Bunt, CEO of GelreDome, is also looking forward to welcoming GLORY back to Arnhem: “GelreDome is pleased that the originally planned event of March 2021, which could not take place because of corona, is now scheduled for October 23rd. We are convinced that we are able to present a fantastic event to our fans!”.
More information to follow
The headliner, fight card names and ticket sales information for GLORY 79 in Arnhem will be announced in the coming weeks, including details of any health and safety requirements needed due to coronavirus.
Next up on September 4 is GLORY 78: the first GLORY event to welcome back a live audience for a combat event in the Netherlands since February 2020. In the headliner, kickboxing legend Badr Hari takes on Polish heavyweight Arkadiusz Wrzosek, along with a light heavyweight title rematch between new champ Alex Pereira from Brazil and Artem Vahkitov of Russia. The fight card is stacked top to bottom with the best bouts in the world of kickboxing. Tickets are now on sale at tickets.glorykickboxing.com.
Extended partnership with Jack's Casino
In addition, GLORY today announced that the partnership with Jack's Casino will be extended until 2023. Jack’s Casino has been with GLORY since 2019. Jon Martone - Executive Vice President Marketing, Digital & Partnerships at GLORY - is delighted with the extension: "We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Jack's. This partnership reflects our mutual drive to create world-class entertainment and deliver a better fan experience as we welcome GLORY fans back to our events.”