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MISSION HILLS PARTNERS WITH GLORY TO BRING KICKBOXING TO SHENZHEN

2018-06-28

[Shenzhen, China – 28 June 2018] Mission Hills Group has partnered with GLORY to bring kickboxing to Shenzhen this August.

The world's premier stand-up combat league hosted the official GLORY 57 Shenzhen press conference from the Hard Rock Hotel at Mission Hills Shenzhen in southern China.

During the press conference, GLORY announced a fourth meeting between lightweight champion "Killer Kid" Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (120-30-5, 32 KO, fighting out of Thailand) and challenger Marat Grigorian (59-10-2, 35 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) at GLORY 57 Shenzhen on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The recently opened Hard Rock Hotel at Mission Hills Shenzhen was unveiled as the tournament’s Official Hotel.

Sitthichai has defended the lightweight title four times since capturing it in June of 2016, bringing his overall GLORY record to an astonishing 9-1 and cementing his place as the top lightweight in the world.

Following three decision losses to the champion, Grigorian will look to change the momentum of this series. The Armenian-Belgian star appears to be peaking, entering the bout on a seven-fight winning streak.

The organization also announced the participants and first round match-ups for a one-night qualification tournament featuring eight of China's top lightweights all competing for a spot in the GLORY rankings.

Opponents were drawn to face the tournament's top four seeds and the results of that drawing can be found below:

(No. 1) Liu Xu vs. Junchen Zhao
(No. 2) Tiehan Xu vs. Chao Wang
(No. 3) Li Deng vs. Alimu
(No. 4) Lei Feng vs. Wensheng Zhang

Plus, renowned Sanda fighter Zhang Kaiyin announced his participation at GLORY 57 Shenzhen, while Charlene Houghton was announced as the latest GLORY roster addition, expected to debut on an upcoming fight card.

Finally, GLORY introduced five fighters who will compete on the GLORY 57 SuperFight Series card: Liu Jia, Yuhang Xie, Chenchen Li, Chenglong Zhang and Mark Timms.

Representatives from Mission Hills Group and Spring Group, GLORY 57 Shenzhen's respective hotel and airline & hospitality sponsors, were on hand for the occasion. Mr. Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, and Mr. Xiangzhou, General Manager of Spring Tour's Theme Travel Department, addressed the audience, welcoming GLORY to Shenzhen.

Please find photos and video from the GLORY 57 Shenzhen press conference below:

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Tickets for GLORY 57 Shenzhen are not yet on sale, but fans that connect with GLORY on WeChat (GLORY荣耀格斗) can register right now for pre-sale access.

GLORY 57 Shenzhen – part of the promotion's five-city Summer of GLORY 2018 campaign – takes place at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on Saturday, Aug. 25.

For more information about Summer of GLORY 2018, the five-city campaign featuring can't-miss events in New York, Denver, Shenzhen (China), Chicago and Amsterdam, visit glorykickboxing.com/summerofglory2018.

For more information about GLORY, visit glorykickboxing.com.

Photos - The official GLORY 57 Shenzhen press conference from the Hard Rock Hotel at Mission Hills Shenzhen in southern China