Officials for the kickboxing league Glory announced a world-class fight card for Glory 11 Chicago, which will feature a one-night, four-man Heavyweight World Championship Tournament and a highly anticipated rematch at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Oct. 12.
The event will also be broadcast live on Spike TV, officials said.
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The first round of the Glory Heavyweight World Championship tournament will see No. 2 ranked contender Gokhan Saki (79-16-1, 56 KOs) face prospect Rico Verhoeven (40-7-1, 8 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, No. 3 ranked Romanian tactician Daniel Ghita (48-9, 37 KOs) squares off with Brazilian standout Anderson "Braddock" Silva (36-9-1, 24 KOs).
The winners of each bout will then face each other to determine the Glory Heavyweight Tournament World Champion and claim a cash prize of $250,000.
Glory Light Heavyweight World champion Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong (72-6-1, 45 KOs) headlines Glory 11 Chicago, taking on Muay Thai legend Nathan "Carnage" Corbett (57-3-1, 43 KOs), in a rematch of their 2009 bout.
The co-main event features top welterweight contenders in action, as No. 6 ranked "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini (10-1, 8 KOs) of Canada meet No. 4 ranked Karim Ghajji (85-8-1, 49 KOs) of France.
Tickets for Glory 11 Chicago are available at the Sears Centre Arena box office and SearsCentre.com, starting at $25.
The full fight card for Glory 11 Chicago will be released later. For more information, visit Gloryworldseries.com.