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GLORY 19 will be taking place in Hampton, Virginia, a heavily-populated region for U.S. Military bases. So, the kickboxing promotion has put together a special 195 catchweight bout between a local amateur MMA champion from the Air Force, Cedric, and James, from the U.S. Navy. Hampton, Virginia is a stone's throw from several U.S. military bases that are located inside "Old Dominion." And GLORY kickboxing is taking the "when in Rome" approach for its next event and has put together an amateur fig read news >>

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The "Iron" man is back. Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, is making his debut as GLORY kickboxing analyst for the upcoming GLORY 19 event, which hits the Spike TV airwaves next week (Feb. 6, 2015) at 9 p.m. ET from inside the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. Get more on that new partnership here. GLORY 19 is where reigning world heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven (44-9-0, 10 KOs) will defend his title against longtime nemesis Errol "Bonecrusher" Zimmerman (103-11-1, 44 KOs) read news >>

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This Friday night on Spike, check out a Glory preview show featuring none other than the great Iron Mike Tyson. Next Friday, February 6, Glory will present Glory 19, live on Spike TV. As we head into fight week, the promotion for the event is picking up steam. This Friday night, Spike will air a unique preview show that is can't miss. Mike Tyson's Countdown: Glory Heavyweight Championship will air on Spike this coming Friday, January 30 at 11:00 p.m. ET. The show features none other than iconic read news >>

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It has only been about seven months since Scott Coker took the reins of Bellator MMA. But his boss is already giving him rave reviews. Spike TV president Kevin Kay told MMAFighting.com last week that he believes Coker has put Bellator in a better position to succeed since taking over for Bjorn Rebney last June, for various reasons. "Fighters just love this guy and camps and management and people, they want to be in business with Coker," Kay said during a media event to promote Premier Boxing Cha read news >>

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Viacom invested quite a bit in Quinton Jackson when it signed the MMA standout to a multi-tiered contract two years ago. "Rampage" was promoted hard by Bellator and also made appearances on TNA Impact pro wrestling, which was on Spike TV at the time. Last month, though, Jackson surprisingly announced that he had re-signed with the UFC, which drew many questions. Wasn't he still under contract with Viacom and Bellator? Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said that indeed is read news >>

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Boxing manager Al Haymon has already made waves by bringing live boxing back to NBC, and now he's bringing his new series to Spike TV. Spike TV's growing portfolio of live combat sports now has an impressive new addition. On the heels of the announcement that NBC Sports would be airing Al Haymon's "Premier Boxing Champions" series on both the main channel and NBC Sports Network, Spike TV also joined the fold and will be airing monthly boxing cards on Friday nights, effective March 13th. Per thei read news >>

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Spike TV President Kevin Kay couldn’t be happier with the direction of Bellator MMA since Scott Coker took over for Bjorn Rebney. read news >>

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF. -- Spike TV has almost gotten into the boxing business before, engaging in talks with a who’s who of promoters, but a deal never came to fruition. read news >>

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF. -- After months of rumors, boxing is officially coming to Spike TV on March 13. The Viacom-owned channel has announced a multi-year partnership with Premier Boxing Champions to produce a monthly series. read news >>

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Spike TV is already the home of Bellator MMA and Glory kickboxing. Now, it's about to add the sweet science as well. The cable network is set to announce Thursday that it has inked a deal with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions organization. The first of several Spike TV boxing cards is scheduled for March 13 and will feature a main event between former welterweight champion Andre Berto and perennial contender Josesito Lopez. Spike TV president Kevin Kay told MMAFightin read news >>

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"Iron Mike" will be talking shop with GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman in a special half-hour program on Spike TV. The show will preview the GLORY 19 main event and air on Spike TV next Friday (Jan. 30, 2015). GLORY CEO Jon J Franklin spoke to MMAmania.com about Tyson and the putting the show together. Two of GLORY's best will do battle for the heavyweight title in the headliner at GLORY 19 on Feb. 6, 2015. And a boxing legend will be ushering them in on a special pr read news >>

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Slice vs. Ortiz could very well be Spike TV's dream come true. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Elite XC vet, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, will make his return to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) later this year after the internet sensation inked a new deal with Bellator MMA. Kimbo doesn't have an opponent lined up just yet, as the bearded brawler admits he isn't too familiar with Bellator's heavyweight roster. "I'm not sure. I don't even know who's there right now (in Bella read news >>

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After a couple of months of radio silence, Bellator returns to the Spike TV airwaves Friday night. This time the show is anchored by a featherweight title bout between champion Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire and former champion Daniel Straus. This is the second meeting between the two and one that likely could go the full five-round distance. Also on the card are other featherweight standouts as well as other names familiar to the casual fan. What: Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus 2 Where: Pechanga R read news >>

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The six-million viewer man is back on Spike TV. And it was probably an easy sell, considering Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was responsible for these "staggering" ratings on the cable television network back in 2009. And though a lot has changed in mixed martial arts (MMA) over the last five years, there probably isn't a combat sports fan who doesn't recognize the man behind the beard. Heck, even pulling in a third of those ratings would be a huge score for the boys at Viacom. With that in mind, read news >>

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