United Glory announced today that it will be postponing its planned October “World Series” event until December and that the first show of the 2011-2012 kickboxing and MMA tournament, which will happen in Moscow, will feature Golden Glory standouts Semmy Schilt, Sergei Kharitonov, Siyar Bahadurzada and Errol Zimmerman.
Originally, United Glory had planned to have Alistair Overeem headline the event, but the former Strikeforce heavyweight champ recently signed an exclusive contract with the UFC and split with Golden Glory’s management team, leaving them scrambling to find a suitable replacement for “The Demolition Man,” which they did with Schilt. A multi-time K-1 champion, “Hightower” is a huge draw in Europe, regardless of who he fights. Hopefully, they’ll bring in a suitable opponent to face him.
We’ll have more on the match-ups for the event as they’re announced.