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GLORY 29: Ismael Londt expects to be a ‘big problem’ in the heavyweight contender tournament

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“Mr. Pain” says he’s a big problem for the other three heavyweights in the GLORY 29 heavyweight “Contender” tournament.

On Saturday night (April 16, 2016) Ismael Londt will make his his long-awaited GLORY debut at GLORY 29 in Copenhagen, Denmark, inside Forum Copenhagen.

Londt, 30, had been on the GLORY radar a few years back, but after he signed with K-1 for a heavyweight tournament, a contract never came to fruition.

“I think there was a misunderstanding with GLORY during the time I signed with K-1,” Londt explained to MMAmania.com. “There was a little misunderstanding and it got a little out of hand. So we talked about it and stuff and then actually GLORY called me and were interested.”

The heavyweight division could really use a shot in the arm with several of the biggest stars in the sport retiring or no longer fighting for GLORY like Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, and Daniel Ghita, among others. Londt has long been considered one of the very best in the world, and now he is thrilled to be fighting for the world’s leading kickboxing promotion.

“I’m really excited to fight in GLORY,” he said. “I’m looking forward to fighting on the biggest platform now of the kickboxing world. We will see what is going to happen. One thing I can promise is I will make an spectacular fight. I drop explosive bombs. I have speed for a big guy, so I know it’s a good thing for them to take me in GLORY.”

“Mr. Pain,” who got that nickname for inflicting punishment on sparring partners when he first began fighting, said he likes tournaments because “anything can happen.” He will face Anderson “Braddock” Silva in the opening round of the four-man heavyweight “Contender” tournament, the fifth one in his eight-year career he ….View full article

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