An unexpected announcement from the Golden Glory promotion based out of Holland reveals that they are set to hold an eight-man welterweight tournament featuring some familiar names from the mixed martial arts world.
Shinya Aoki, Paul Daley, Marius Zaromskis and Nick Thompson are amongst the chosen participants, alongside Siyar Bahadurzada, Diego Gonzales, Tommy Depret and ex-UFC fighter Roan ‘Jucau’ Carneiro.
All things considered it’s a fairly solid line-up. It’s a surprise to see Aoki’s name in their though given that he’s far more suited to the lightweight division, but having said that he has successfully fought at 170lbs in the past.
The ‘Ultimate Glory 2010’ tournament, which will also run a simultaneous heavyweight kickboxing tournament begins on October 16th in Holland, with the semi-finals and finals taking place in 2011
The winner of the final will take home $150,000.