Your favorite weightclass in Glory and Why?

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  1. JustinvR

    JustinvR Brown Belt

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    Like the title says, which weightclass in Glory is and why?

    My favorite is the Lightweight division.
    It is a very stacked division and all the fighters have a different style. You got Davit Kiria, the Karate fighter, Ristie who has a very unusual style with weird angles, Petrosyan who is just a technical master, Robin van Roosmalen whose style is a perfect example of dutch kickboxing, Groenhart with his dangerous knees, Aikpracha the Muay thai fighter from Thailand etc.
    Not to mention that the lightweights fight at a high pace and are well-conditioned and are technical on top of that.

    I also like how there isn't a dominant number 1. Even though Kiria became the champion by knocking out Ristie, he has lost to Petrosyan and van Roosmalen and Ristie KO'd them both. A lot of people think that Ristie would beat Kiria in a rematch, and some would Argue that this is also the case with Petrosyan and Ristie, since Petrosyan broke his hand in the first round of their fight.
     
  2. VicariousVice

    VicariousVice Brown Belt

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    Lightweight for me too, with Middleweight following closely behind.

    LW is the most stacked with the best talent along with a diversity of styles as you said. It also has two of my favorite fighters.

    I like Middleweight too because it`s really becoming a stacked division in it`s own right and because it has two of my favorite fighters to watch as well.
     
  3. Pem123

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    FW then LW
     
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    feather weight is pretty nice with kubo, mosab, noiri, harrison etc but light weight is better

    glory needs buakaw, sittichai, hari, souwer, khamal

    they would make glory's roster really good

    pinca maybe, nice fighter
     
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    JustinvR Brown Belt

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    Definitely.

    I also agree with VicariousVice about the MW division being a close second.
     
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    Souwer and Buakaw has to be first priority

    and then pornsanae ( there is no Weight class for him yet, CMIIW)
     
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    I don"t like midgets yet so much so the higher weightclasses. 77 kilograms looked good though.
     
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    Yodsanan K'FESTA.1

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    hell no. At least Yodkhunpon is young but there are no reasons to invite Pornsaneh. There are much better brawlers in Thailand.
     
  9. Jabbalowkickz

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    Glory needs Sittichai. What I saw differently from Sittichai than any other Thai guy who has fought in kickboxing or k-1 rules is that he has a very tight defense from punches, solid boxing, hard counter punching, a conservative kicking game, and the ability to clinch without getting tagged on the way out. He never spams his middle kick to the arm like Buakaw and Yod does because it doesnt score points anyways and never kicks when hes already backing up. If you watch his fight with Khamal, he made Khamal pay everytime he rushes in and throws the usual dutch combinations with hard hook and straight counters. His sway back game is also top notch. The other Sitsongpeenong guys like Kem and Thongchai still seem to be vunerable against the 1-2 punch because they spam middles kicks too much even though they are both the best Thai fighters to transition to k-1 or glory rules.
     
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    I like 95kg, 70kg, and 85kg the best in that order. They seem the most stacked right now and have marketable stars in each of them. 65kg is stacked too but I haven't seen that many big fights in that weight class since last years tournament.
     
  11. Cocakillbana

    Cocakillbana Black Belt

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    Thongchai? You might be thinking of someone else.
     
  12. Jabbalowkickz

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    Yea Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. In his fight against Fabio, I saw he got tagged quite a few times with 1-2s even when he was not kicking. He won the fight though and broke Fabio down with knees and clinching so props to him.
     
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    When has he fought kickboxing?
     
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    I'm not saying he did but rather that if he gets caught with them by a technical nak muay styled fighter, he might get tagged more by hand heavy dutch style fighters.
     
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    Oops I realized I typed the wrong thing lol. What I meant is they are the best Thais to transition to glory/k-1 rules IF they are to.
     
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    Lightweight is by far the most stacked, but FW and MW are very nice too. FW had some really badass fights up to this point.
     
  18. Broadcast

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    The nicest is the HW one!
     
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    LHW / HW -> LW -> the rest

    Probably because my first contact with kickboxing was the K-1 HW fights in the 90's, which i fell in love with. I enjoy the speed and technique of the lower weight classes, but i just love the brute force of the higher ones, especially when there is some decent speed and technique mixed in.
     
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