FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US Air Force vs. US Navy Armed Forces Exhibition Bout
Added to GLORY 32 SuperFight Series
GLORY 32 Virginia: Live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN3, Delayed at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2
GLORY 32 SuperFight Series: Live at 7:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass
New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a special exhibition bout between members of the US Armed Forces to kick off GLORY 32 SuperFight Series from Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, July 22. Streaming live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET, the bout will feature competitors from the US Air Force and US Navy.
Representing the US Air Force, Cedric Smith (aka Cedric Savage) defends his military championship belt – earned at GLORY 19 Virginia – against Roger Corbin, representing the US Navy. The bout will be contested at a 195 lb catchweight.
Smith, who defeated James Hurley last year to capture the inaugural military championship title, also competes in mixed martial arts where he is the Spartyka Fight League light heavyweight and heavyweight champion.
Corbin, training out of Level Up Boxing & Fitness in Bowie, MD, made his muay thai debut on July 8th, winning via first-round knockout.
“Cedric [Smith aka Savage] dazzled the crowd with an incredible performance at our last event in Virginia. The servicemen and women in attendance — along with the rest of us — were impressed,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin.
“We are proud to have both Cedric and Roger [Corbin] competing in front of a global audience on UFC Fight Pass on behalf of their respective branches of service and we are appreciative of all those that are currently serving or have served.”
Heavyweights headline GLORY 32 SuperFight Series, as 6’9″ British bruiser “Chopper” Chi Lewis-Parry (6-1, 2 KO) stands toe-to-toe with 6’7″ American kickboxer Maurice “The Pirate” Greene (4-2, 2 KO).
In the co-headline bout, GLORY stalwart Anderson “Braddock” Silva (39-14-1, 24 KO) of Brazil welcomes 25-year-old heavyweight Gordon “German Barbarian” Haupt (20-6-1, 6 KO) for his promotional debut.
The updated six-fight card for GLORY 32 SuperFight Series can be found below:
GLORY 32 SuperFight Series
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. Maurice Greene
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Gordon Haupt
Super Bantamweight Bout: Funda Alkayis vs. Vanessa De Waele
Welterweight Bout: Francois Ambang vs. Michael Stevens
Featherweight Bout: Giga Chikadze vs. Chris Mauceri
US Armed Forces (195 lb Catchweight) Exhibition Bout: Cedric Smith vs. Roger Corbin
Tickets for GLORY 32 Virginia and GLORY 32 SuperFight Series are on sale now, priced at $100, $75, $45, and $25. Tickets are available for purchase via ynottix.com or by visiting the Ted Constant Convocation Center’s Box Office.
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